Xavier's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-01-12

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: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: Xavier’s first session was loose lead walking and animal conditioning. As soon as he came out of the kennels he was pulling straight away. The trainer worked in a very small area and changed direction as soon as Xavier pulled. It didn’t take long and Xavier was engaging well with the trainer. As such the trainer started to expand the work area and got closer to the horse. Xavier was nervous around the horse at first and very jumpy when the horse moved. However using treats to encourage Xavier closer and letting him know that he got treats when he was near the horse meant he soon settled and was more comfortable being near the horse. Awesome work. Focus: Distraction C+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Next up for Xavier was drop! He is doing so well with this. Due to the hot weather the trainer didn’t take him outside but increased the distractions inside by having a couple of quiet dogs nearby. Xavier did struggle with this initially and the trainer had to work hard to get his focus. Once Xavier worked out that treats were the better option he started to work better. He improved more from yesterday by working with the added distractions as well as increasing his duration. Focus: Distraction C+
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: Last up was a skill to keep Xavier’s brain busy on this hot day. It was ring the bell. Every time Xavier touched the bell he got a reward. It wasn’t long before he worked out what he had to do. Then the trainer pushed it further by waiting for Xavier to start using his foot to touch the bell. Which by the end of the session he had started to do. Tricks like this are great not only for mental stimulation and enrichment but are great for rainy or hot days when sometimes physical activity is hard. Focus: Repetition C

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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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