Baz's Doggy Dayschool Report

2024-01-08

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: Baz worked on his loose-lead walking in the classroom. On his way down to the classroom, he was very excited, pulling us most of the way down. We went back over the foundations of the skill, working on keeping his engagement on his trainer. Baz was very distracted at first, continually hitting the end of the lead. After a bit of practice, Baz started to focus on the task on and off. As we kept walking, Baz started to keep his attention on the trainer more and more, finishing the lesson well although still losing engagement every now and then. He jumped up on the trainer every now and then at the beginning. It's hard to tell whether this is because of over excitement, a lack of manners because he is still a puppy or frustration with the lead. We can continue building his impulse control and manners as well as his loose lead skills to help narrow down the cause as well as build his obedience. If he is jumping and mouthing on walks, consider starting in a less distracting environment practicing his loose lead before slowly moving your way outside as he starts to walk nicely and noting where the behaviours begin. Focus: Foundation C+
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: We worked on Baz's place skill using some Red light, Green light. This is a game used to build on his impulse control as well as give him some fun and mental enrichment; also working on building his place skill foundations. We use a toy and a game of tug to get him excited before stopping the game suddenly and sending him to place. Once he has come back down to a neutral state, we release him and start again. This teaches him to calm himself down, as well as increasing his threshold for excitement. Baz showed a good knowledge of the place skill, although lacking a bit of duration as he would step off early every now and then. Baz did very well calming himself down once the game ended, waiting for us to start the game back up. Focus: Conditioning C+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: We worked on Baz's drop skill, continuing his foundations. This is a great skill to use once stronger to redirect Baz into when he is in a jumpy or mouthy mood. This helps give him a job to do which he has to concentrate on rather than the undesirable behavior as well as making it impossible to jump while he is down in the skill. We used a treat to lure him down into position at the start. Baz was quick to pick this back up, getting to the point where we were able to use just the hand signal without needing to also be holding the treat in our hand. Baz had a few moments where it took him a bit of time after we asked for him to actually go down into the skill, although he spent most of the lesson quickly following our hand down into his drop. We started adding in some duration, gently guiding Baz back down into the skill with the lead if he got up early before quickly giving him his release word and starting again. As we approached the end of the lesson, Baz started losing his engagement, although finishing on a few good repetitions. Focus: Foundation 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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