Zephyr's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-09-09

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: Targeting (touch) Comment: For his first session today we worked on a fun skill. This was targeting with his nose, to do this we used a little stick with a ball on the end. Each time he looked at it or gave it a sniff he was rewarded. By the end of the session he was either glancing at it or moving his head in the direction of the ball. This is awesome progress for just one session and wouldn’t take him long to be doing it perfectly. To work on it further it just needs practice until he is doing it well. Focus: Repetition C+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For Zephyr’s second session today we worked on his loose lead skill outside. He did really well with this and showed awesome engagement with the trainer. He would pull towards other people or certain smells that seemed interesting. To stop this happening the trainer stopped and went the other way. If he wanted to sniff something he had to show the trainer focus/engagement first and then walk up to it nicely, without pulling. This has to be practiced as smelling things is instinctual and it’s hard to redirect those kinds of behaviours. But Zephyr is a clever boy and it won’t take long! Focus: Distraction A
Skill learnt: Recall Comment: For his last session today we worked on his recalls in his outdoor loft. This way we could practice it off lead and have dog distractions around him. He struggled a bit with focusing so we ended up putting the long line on him to remind him that he has to come to the trainer when called. By the end of the session he was so focused on the trainer it was hard to get him distracted to then recall him! To work on this it needs practice in low distracting environments and slowly introduce distractions. Focus: Duration 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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