Xavier's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-01-13

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: Xavier’s first session was drop. Although duration is getting better with drops Xavier struggles at times to actually get into the drop position. So for the most part of the session the trainer did lots of repetitions to help Xavier remember what he needs to do. By the end of the session he was much quicker and needing less of the uhuh word to get into the drop position. At home work on the repetitions and as Xavier gets better start adding in more duration. Focus: Repetition C+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: Xavier’s next session was loose lead walking. The trainer did this outside and at first only worked in a small area, changing direction frequently. As the session progressed Xavier settled and engaged with the trainer better. He did get distracted a few times but the trainer changed direction and used the yes marker to help keep engagement. The trainer will continue this tomorrow and push the distractions again. Focus: Distraction C+
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: Last up for Xavier was place. This was done in the classroom with dog distraction. The trainer then added in blowing bubbles to further push Xavier. He was distracted by the dogs but he still held position which was great to see. The bubbles did throw him though. At first he was scared of them and jumped off place and then he got curious so again got off place. But with an increase of the yes marker he was soon able to hold place better. Xavier did struggle again when another trainer walked in the room. The trainer used the Uhuh word and leash pressure to guide Xavier back to place and again he improved to be able to hold position better. It was a good session for Xavier where he was really pushed with those distractions. Focus: Distraction 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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