Woody's Doggy Dayschool Report

2023-09-08

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: Trick Training Comment: More his first session today the trainer worked on his hoop jump. Not only is this getting rid of some of his excess energy it is also a lot of fun for both the trainer and for woody, getting him out of the accomodation and getting him moving and using his brain is how we activate his drive for the rest of the day! He made some real progress with this today, as you can see by one of his photos the trainer added some real height to the hoop today using every single bucket we have in the classroom to stack it on top of and he was going through using the verbal “hoop”, a few tips about this trick, starting from a sit or drop a metre or two in front of the hoop helps woody focus on going through and the trainer being on the other side enticing him through also helped a lot! Focus: Conditioning C+
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: For his second session the trainer wanted to continue his “pull” trick skill however today they wanted to try using the skill to develop a new trick! The trick they were trying to teach woody is to “drag” a skate board with the hanky chain attached to it! It’s a bit more of a challenge due to the weight and strangeness of the skate board! However this didn’t slow him down at all today! Since it’s a new skill we were not asking much from Woody so he just had to move the skate board a little bit and he would be rewarded, to the trainers surprise today he was able to yank the board a few times really giving it a good “drag”, this just shows us that Woody is a fast learner and once he gets the slightest idea of what to do it’s all up hill from there! Focus: Repetition C+
Skill learnt: Stand Comment: For his last session today the trainer wanted to work on his weakest obedience position which is stand. This is when Woody gets up from a drop without moving any of his legs forward or back. Today he made progress with this skill today, he usually needs some form of barrier on his side and a lure to help him with this skill but today he was able to start phasing these out and was doing the stand on his own! The trainer still needs a big hand gesture and the verbal but he doesn’t need as many lures or the barrier any more! He had a day filled with progress today and the trainer is so happy with the day they have had with him! Focus: Repetition 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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