Zoltan's Doggy Dayschool Report

2024-03-21

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 walking outside. We went to work on his walking off lead but he ran away in the attempt to play keep away with the trainer. We calmly redirected him into another skill and put the lead back on, with Zoltan losing his off lead privileges. Once back on lead we practiced a few of his obedience skills, along with his walking by our side to get him back focused on his training. Zoltan started going into training mode, doing each skill reliably. We then tried off lead again, which worked as Zoltan started staying by our side again as we walked, falling behind a bit but keeping a good distance from us for the remainder of the lesson. Focus: Obedience C
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: Zoltan worked on his place skill outside, focusing on distance. First, we practiced getting him to stay in the bed as we walked away. We had him on a long line, going all the way to the end of the line. We practiced going out of his sight, up and around the corner. This got him to step off once but the remainder of the time he was on that bed waiting for his release. We also worked on sending him to the bed from a distance. This is something he finds a bit more challenging, as once you get to about 5 steps away he starts not understanding what we're asking as easily. We built it up, starting one step away and slowly going backward for each few successful repetitions. This helped us get further away from where we started the lesson, sending him from about 7 steps away. Focus: Distance B
Skill learnt: Targeting (touch) Comment: Zoltan finished with his bow skill. He tuned out quite a bit this lesson, spending most of the time trying to cuddle up against the trainer’s legs and not wanting to do the skill. We practiced with a treat in our hand, luring him into the skill while going into the bow motion. Zoltan would go down into the skill every now and then but would ignore the trainer’s request half of the time. We tried hard to get his engagement back on task but he had decided he had enough and just continued trying to get some affection from the trainer. As the lesson came to an end we gave him a bit of a cuddle and a scratch to finish off his day. Focus: Back to Basics 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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