Wolfgang's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-05-23

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: Recall Comment: Wolfgang's first session was recalls. After a slow distracted start, Wolfgang started to focus. Much better than last week. The trainer used lots of repeations with the word come and treats. A couple of times he was distracted by the sheep but overall it was great to see an improvement from last week. This was still done on a normal length lead but the distractions were a little higher this time. Really work on making the come word worthwhile to Wolfgang with high value treats. You have to be the best thing ever when it comes to recalls. Well done Wolfgang. Focus: Repetition B
Skill learnt: Ring a Bell Comment: Next up was ring the bell. This involves Wolfgang ringing a push bell with his nose or foot. As he initially started smelling the bell the trainer rewarded this. The trainer worked on getting Wolfgang to consistently touch the bell. He didn't quite make the connection yet of what was expected of him but it was a great first session. The idea next time will be that once he is consistently touching the bell, we will then start to look for anither behaviour like actually getting the bell rung! Focus: Repetition C
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: Last up was place. The trainer did this near the big yards with noisy active dogs. Wolfgang was a little distracted at first because of the livestock smells rather than the dogs. The trainer did a number of quick repeations and Wolfgang then started to focus better. After using trainer distractions and Wolfgang progressing well the trainer then focused on send to place. Again Wolfgang was a little distracted but after using the Uhuh word and a bit of leash pressure Wolfgang was going to place quite well from the end of the lead. Work on this at home and slowly increase the distance and the distractions. If Wolfgang breaks often, shorten the distance and lower the distractions. Set him up for the wins so he learns quicker. Great session. Focus: Distance 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 DoneĀ (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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