Baloo's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-08-09

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: Paws Up (on object) Comment: Today Baloo started off with his ‘paws up’ skill, to help keep building his confidence. For this session in particular, we focused on his duration and teaching him that he can only step off the pod once we release him, not when he feels like it, as he did for the majority of this session. To help him understand he should not break until his release word is used, we began to say it JUST before he would step off, basically catching him before both paws are off the pod. After a few repetitions of this, we started to wait a few seconds before releasing him and slowly built up his duration that way. Towards the end of this first session Baloo was able to stay on the pod for 10 seconds, compared to his 1-2 seconds at the start! We want him to keep progressing with this skill so in the future we can test him more with multiple pods. Awesome work Baloo. Focus: Duration B
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: Next up, Baloo revisited his ‘skateboard’ skill, to again help build his confidence. At first Baloo was a little hesitant, especially when I would start to slowly move the board when he was on it. The beginning of the session I just got him comfortable with stepping on and off, with no movement. After a few minutes, I slowly would move my foot so the board would also move, and he was so brave and followed on it for a few seconds before hopping off (or when I ran out of treats in that hand)! We want Baloo to keep progressing with this skill so his next training we can focus on fading the lure. Focus: Confidence B+
Skill learnt: Crate Training Comment: To finish off Baloo’s big day, we finished up with his ‘crate’ training. We want Baloo to be able to settle nicely in his crate and not bark, whine, cry etc. while he is in there. So we began with the basic sending him in and out of crate, with the use of treats, which he followed really well. We then started increasing his time in the crate before we released him, rewarding him with his good behaviour (laying down/settling) and using “ah ah” for his cries, whines and barks. Baloo did excellent and only had to be told “ah ah” once for his whole session! This was with no other dogs in the room, so the next step would to be adding them as distractions and ensure Baloo stays settled. Focus: Duration 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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