Baz had some fun today working on his skills under distraction of other dogs. We worked mostly outside throughout his sessions, with Baz getting distracted quite a bit at the beginning of each lesson although engaging fully with his trainer by the end of each one.
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."
|We focused on
|Skill learnt: Place Training
|Comment: Baz went outside to start his day, working on his place skill right outside the classroom door. Baz was eager to go, zooming around the place. We worked on the foundations, getting his focus on us and reminding him of the boundaries of the skill. With a bit of repetition, Baz was going on and off place when requested by his trainer. Baz started working on duration, stepping off occasionally as we practiced. We continued putting him back on using a slight bit of tension on the lead, resetting when he got back on. After a bit of time, Baz was eagerly staying on the bed as he waited for his release. We finished by moving over to a fence with a nearby dog on the other side, revisiting foundations while adding the new distraction. At first, it was a bit much for him as he ran off the bed towards the dog. After continued practice, Baz started to ignore the other dog as we continued practicing the skill.
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: Baz went to the training car park to continue work on his loose lead walking. Baz was a bit distracted this lesson as he tried to roam ahead of his trainer to investigate things around the area. We started slow, going over the basics to get his focus back on us. Baz did well, staying by the trainer's side at this point, although a bit confused when it came to inside turns. We practiced these by holding a treat in our closest hand, putting it in front of his nose before turning into him, getting him to follow our hand around. By the end of the lesson, Baz was pulling every now and then but spent most of his lesson by our side as well as showing more consistency with his inside turns.
|Skill learnt: Recall
|Comment: Baz worked on his recalls in the classroom. We practiced the foundations of the skill, using Baz's name to get his attention on us before using "come" and running backwards to get him to chase us. Once he got to us, we put him in a sit before rewarding him and starting again. Baz happily made his way back each time, so we quickly moved on to a long line to increase the distance he had to cover to come back. He quickly took to this as well, so we then progressed to using a dog in a crate nearby as a distraction. We let Baz focus on the dog for a few seconds before we called him back, breaking his focus on the dog and making his way to the trainer. Baz did very well with this, coming the majority of the time, choosing to ignore the other dog as he worked.
We recommend your next step should be…
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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