Zoltan's Doggy Dayschool Report


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: Zoltan was amazing for his first session today. The trainers decided to work the boys around each other the entire day today and they both did so amazing! To set him up for success for the rest of the day Sam just worked on his obedience skills during this first session. To make sure we are pushing him the trainer used minimal treats during this session but did reward him with praise to entice him to keep doing well! He was worked on his drops, sits, sending to place and loose lead skills all while working in close proximity to Zimba :) Focus: Obedience A
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: For his second session the trainer continued a little bit of a complex skill that they started with Zoltan last week, this is of course “toy return”, this is where he picks up an item and learns to return it to a specific spot. As mentioned before complex skills are tricks or skills that require chaining a few more basics skills together to create a new behaviour or skill. For this particular skill we are going to need to train a few basic skills to Zoltan first including “grab” and “hold” as it’s important he can first grab and hold an object in his mouth. This is what this session was based upon today. Using what we call “shaping” which is waiting for Zoltan to show us the behaviour we are after with minimal direction from the trainer. The way this works is the trainer presents the object to Zoltan and waits for him to mouth at it. Today he was doing the mouthing straight away so the trainer would withhold the treat until he started bitting at it a little more and this is what he was rewarded for! This is how we increase behaviours we see him doing, if you notice him doing something a little different but we like the change don’t forget to reward and praise big time! However once a new criteria is set we can not go backwards, we must strive to ask for the same thing each time and only reward him what he gets it right! Focus: Foundation C+
Skill learnt: Targeting (touch) Comment: The trainer wanted to continue his “kiss” training today, but today he was doing this skill while in a drop right next to his brother! Working the boys around each other like this will make them more engaged during training as they understand they shouldn’t be playing with each other when it’s work mode! Both Sam and Aidan trained the boys in the same way today however used different commands for this skill, Zoltan is using Kiss while Zimba is using cheek! The hand gesture is still the same for both (two fingers being pressed where you want him to kiss) but by giving the boys seperate commands we can individual command them without confusion! The boys did amazing during this session, not only were they both engaged either their respective trainers and didn’t break off drop at all! They both also made some great progress with “kiss” as Zoltan was doing the skill without the need of a lure or any extra encouragement which is a sign he is learning! Focus: Conditioning 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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