Wolfgang's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-05-02

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: Wolfgang’s first session was drops. A good drop skill is perfect to help show Wolfgang a different behaviour than jumping. This was done in the classroom with Luther being trained. At first Wolfgang was very distracted by Luther and even when he did drop Wolfgang popped straight back up again the trainer used a lure to help Wolfgang to get into position quicker and then upped the frequency of the yes marker to assist Wolfgang to hold drop longer. As the session progressed Wolfgang started to engage better with the trainer and d such the duration of his drops was much better. At home work Wolfgang seperate from Luther and on a lead. Keep the distractions low to start with and slowly build up. Focus: Repetition C+
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: Second session for Wolfgang was place. The trainer did this outside and initially Wolfgang was very distracted by the smells outside. Using the yes marker a little more frequently helped Wolfgang to hold place better despite the trainer moving around the place bed. The thing that Wolfgang struggled with was going to place. He was keen to smell the good smells. The trainer used the Uhuh word and a little leash pressure to encourage Wolfgang back on place. This is a good skill to practice while you watch TV. But again ensure Wolfgang is on a lead. Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Recall Comment: Recalls was the last session for Wolfgang. Working in the bottom carpark, Wolfgang smashed it. At first a little tug was needed to get Wolfgang’s attention. After that Wolfgang worked out he gets the good treats when he returned to the trainer. Next time it would be good to work on the recalls in the grassed area. This holds the good smells and provides more of a challenge. When working on this at home make sure you use very high value treats and don’t say the word come until you are sure Wolfgang is heading straight for you. Focus: Distraction B+

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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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