Zoltan's Doggy Dayschool Report

2024-01-16

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 worked on his loose lead to start his day, going for a few laps around the facility. Zoltan was a bit excited to start the lesson, although he stayed by the trainer as we made our way outside. Zoltan did well maintaining his position by the trainer's side. There were a couple of instances where Zoltan hit the end of the lead as he went to sniff something. With a quick reminder, Zoltan maintained his position right next to us as we continued walking, finishing the lesson strong as we went around together. Focus: Obedience B+
Skill learnt: Crate Training Comment: As the weather has been hot, we have been working on Zoltan's crate conditioning. When the weather is nice, we are able to leave Zoltan relaxing in the shade in an area outside, but while the weather is so warm, we keep him in the crates in the classroom where it is cool. We have been trying to help Zoltan realize the crate is a safe, comfy place rather than a scary place as he fights against it. We have spent time luring Zoltan into the crates with treats, rewarding him for little wins. We throw little bits of treats into the crate, getting Zoltan to follow them in. We were able to get Zoltan to voluntarily put his entire head and half of his body in this lesson. He is not comfortable yet to go into the crate on his own completely, but a combination of treats and spending time relaxing in the crate will help Zoltan realize the crate is a nice, safe space. Focus: Desensitisation C+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Zoltan finished with some drops, focusing on duration while we distracted him around the room. We used a bunch of toys, food, and other distractions to test him. Zoltan stayed down for the majority of the time until we got to a walking frame, which seemed to startle him. We spent some time getting Zoltan to get over this fear by getting him to investigate the object as well as paying him treats while we moved it slowly. By the end of the lesson, Zoltan was happy to stay in place as we pushed it around. 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 DoneĀ (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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