Buddy's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-02-08

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: Recall Comment: Buddy’s first session was recalls. This was done in the training area where the farm had been recently. Buddy did struggle and he did need leash pressure every time. Usually it was just a little tug. At one point during the session the caretaker came through with the Ute. Buddy barked and ran to the end of the lead, however a little tug on the lead and his name and he did come back to the trainer. The trainer then put Buddy in a drop while the caretaker drove through opening and closing gates. Buddy did well and settled. Off checking back in with the trainer. When releasing Buddy from position the trainer encouraged Buddy with “good boy” etc to help Buddy still keep his attention on the trainer. This way Buddy didn’t feel the need to run over to the Ute. At home keep upping the distractions with Buddy’s recall at home so it is well proofed at home first. Focus: Distraction C+
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: Buddy’s second session was place. The trainer incorporated play into this with red light green light. Revving Buddy up with the tug and then getting him on place. Buddy loves the tug toy and even just throwing that and Buddy resisting the urge to chase it was fantastic. The trainer then released Buddy and he would then grab the tug. The trainer then played with him a little then sent Buddy to place. Buddy was pretty good with this. Halfway through the session another person came in. Buddy was interested and did step off place. The trainer used leash pressure and the uhuh word to get Buddy back on place. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: Last up for Buddy was loose lead walking. He did take a little bit to settle down but he did very well to not worry about a couple of very noisey dogs. He did struggle a little walking passed the sheep but wasn’t to bad. He didn’t bark or lunge. He just watched them and slowed his walking right down. The trainer took Buddy near some people so that he could practice being calm around people. Buddy did struggle to get into a drop. He held it for a short period but then tried to jump up. The trainer used the uhuh word and leash pressure and put Buddy back in a drop. The reward marker yes was used a little more to help Buddy remain in a drop. When walking Buddy make it a structured walk. Make sure you have treats and put him in a drop at random times. Use drop also if he is distracted by something. Focus: Repetition 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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