Buddy's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-02-10

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. The trainer worked around a couple of dogs that were quite loud and running along the fence line. At first Buddy was very distracted. Although he didn’t bark he would stand still and watch. This meant he lost engagement with the trainer. Changing direction. Using the Uhuh word meant Buddy kept moving. Using the yes marker more also meant Buddy was more inclined to focus on the trainer than on the dogs. The trainer did only work in a small area which also worked to keep Buddy engaged. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: Place was Buddy’s second session and this was done with dog and toy distraction. The trainer also added in blowing bubbles which Buddy wasn’t to sure about! Buddy broke a few times to go towards the other dog. Upping the treats again works to help Buddy focus. As he starts to focus again the train uses them less frequently. Buddy worked hard to resist toys and balls being thrown around him. At home really push place distractions in the backyard with his favourite toys. Will he hold place if you throw it? Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Recall Comment: Lastly the trainer took Buddy into the paddock where the livestock was for recalls. The trainer didn’t use the long lead but worked with Buddy on a shorter lead as he was quite distracted. Buddy did well considering how close he was to the animals. He still needed the leash pressure to recall. However he stayed calm around the animals even though he was distracted by them. It was a great session for Buddy and although he struggled he did well to stay calm and still listen most of the time. Focus: Distraction 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 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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