Winston's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-01-31

It was a PLEASURE training with your pooch today and we look forward to continuing to help you achieve your goals, skills and improve your relationship.

Your journey does not end here, it has only just begun!

"I trained hard, I played hard! Please find below the skills we worked on and my results. I look forward to showing you what I learnt and working on them more with you!" If you have any questions about the skills we trained please feel free to contact todays trainer."

Skill Comment We focused on Grade
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Winston’s first session today was focused on his cafe training. We did this in the classroom since there was people and dog distractions present. We simply asked Winston to drop while we sat down. While he was in a drop, one dog was practicing loose lead walking all around the room and another trainer was in and out of the room walking past us. Winston absolutely smashed this skill, sometimes the trainer would stand up, walk around him and then sit down. There was quite a lot of activity in the classroom during this session so he did really well. He broke position once but was easily guided back into his drop. Keep practicing this and make sure to keep the treats coming at regular intervals. Especially if the distractions are increased, once he gets better the treats can slowly be reduced. Focus: Distraction A
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: Winston’s second session today was all about his loose lead. We practiced this with another dog in the classroom. While they practiced their place skill we walked up and down the classroom. Winston would get excited every time we got close but he was easy to redirect and keep on track. If he got a little bit to excited we asked him for a drop and waited for him to settle before carrying on. Winston has a solid knowledge of this skill so this makes it easier when introducing those pesky dog distractions. Nonetheless Winston smashed his loose lead walking today, keep up the good work. Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Winston’s last session today was emergency drops in the air-conditioned cattery! We made sure to be super clear when asking for our drop otherwise he would get a bit confused when the trainer kept walking. We practiced his normal drops to start with but quickly moved into some loose lead with random emergency drops. Winston did so well, although the trainer had to slow down a little bit while he got into position he managed. We could put him in a drop, keep walking and even go out of sight and reappear in a different location, all without him breaking position! Winston is doing so well with his training, keep pushing his emergency drops. Work on being really clear with your cue and start to increase the speed at which it all happens. Jack-potting the attempts he makes which are closer to end result! Focus: Distraction A

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A: Outstanding (90 – 100%) I understand my training, Neat & Complete! Ready to move on to higher difficulty & distraction
B: Great Work (80-89%) I mostly understand, Almost neat & complete! Needs practice in some areas. Mild distractions
C: Well Done (70-79%) Some good progress. Needs work, but on my way. Still learning. Low distractions.
D: Beginning (60-69%) My journey is just beginning, I don’t understand just yet. Introduction phase. No distraction.
E: Unable to Progress. Needs major focus, seek further options to assist.

X: Not gradable, the focus was on Enrichment, Socialisation & Engagement.

 

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