Baloo's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-10-22

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: For Baloo’s first session we worked on his loose lead walking outside. This skill is important as it allows nice walking without pulling or zigzagging. To begin with we started on the gravel and Baloo was walking right by the trainer’s side without an issue. However, Baloo was making eye contact with the treat pouch over the trainer so therefore the trainer started to decrease the rewards and if Baloo made eye contact with the trainer, then he would be rewarded heavily. As Baloo was walking so well on the gravel, we progressed to the grass area which also had barking distractions from the dogs in the kennels. Baloo started off distracted and would pull however after a few uses of ‘Uh uh’ and turning whenever he started to pull, he increased his focus and started to show some good loose lead walking by the end of the session. The next step for Baloo will be to continue working on his loose lead outside however trying to focus on getting his engagement on the trainer rather than the treat pouch. Focus: Distraction A
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For Baloo’s second session we worked on his drop skill outside. This skill is important as it teaches them to settle. To begin with we started with drop repetitions and Baloo had no trouble with it. We then started to work on his duration with distractions and while he remained in his drop he did still crawl at times. When he crawled, he was still told ‘uh uh’ and put back into the position he was in as drop is a stationary position. However, he was holding his duration well besides the crawling. Therefore, we started to progress to emergency drops. This is when the trainer is still moving however Baloo is told to drop and expected to stay there even if the trainer continues to walk off. To begin with Baloo struggled and wasn’t dropping until the trainer stopped. If he didn’t drop, he was told ‘Uh Uh’ and put into a drop position. After a few repetitions he finally dropped when asked and after this he picked it up really quickly. As this was at the end of his second session, we then went straight into his third session. Focus: Repetition B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For Baloo’s third session we continued to work on his emergency drops as he had just started to pick it up. For the first minute of this session Baloo was dropping most of the time however every now and then wouldn’t drop. After this first minute, he started to do some excellent emergency drops and the trainer was even able to progress to a running pace with him still performing his emergency drops. The next step for Baloo will be to continue working on his emergency drops starting at a jogging pace and progressing his pace slowly. Focus: Repetition A

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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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