Buddy's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-05-05

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: Buddy’s first session was loose lead walking near the traffic. He did an amazing job!! He did pull a little at the start of the session coming out of the office but a couple of turns and he settle down. Buddy loves his treats so the trainer used these to help him engaged. As the session progressed the trainer didn’t need the high frequency of treats and Buddy was walking well. The trainer got Buddy to do a few drops and it was interesting to see Buddy wanting to circle around and drop in front of the trainer. Doing drops against a wall will help with this. It was a great first session back for Buddy and he smashed it. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: Next up was a game of fetch and the trainer used a tennis ball to start with and as Buddy started to return with the ball the trainer used treats to get him to sit in front, like a recall. This worked well and Buddy was doing well returning with the ball. The trainer changed it up with a rope toy and Buddy did well with this also. The rubber ring Buddy had trouble holding properly and he did struggle to then want to pick it up again and return. The trainer withheld treats and the game until Buddy returned the toy. This session was in the classroom. Next time it will be good to see how well he does in the training yard. (Was raining a little during this session) Focus: Repetition B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Final session for Buddy was red light green light. Given the weather had cleared again the trainer took him out on a long line to the training yard. First up the trainer used the flier pole and initially Buddy was to distracted to care. But soon he was enjoying chasing it. The trainer used drop for the game and Buddy did a great job. A number of times the Uhuh word with leash pressure was used. But given the game was played in one of the smelliest yards Buddy did well. As the session continued the trainer mixed the toys up a bit and this helped keep Buddy keen on the game rather than smelling livestock poo. At home make sure you play this game on a lead so that there is a consequence to not dropping when asked. Great fun session. Well done Buddy. Focus: Distraction 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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