Buddy's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-12-13

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: Place Training Comment: For Buddy’s first session we worked on his place skill with exposure to dogs. This skill is good as it teaches them to settle around distractions, specifically dogs for Buddy. To begin with Buddy was very distracted and wasn’t taking treats. After a few minutes Buddy started to take treats however his engagement was still poor. The trainer tried to use a tug toy to increase his engagement however he wasn’t interest. Therefore the trainer started to step in front of Buddy before telling him to go to place as this forced him to look at her. Buddy did really well going to place near the end of the session and his engagement had increased. As Buddy started to do well we worked on his duration using tennis balls. To begin with Buddy stepped off of place when the trainer rolled the ball past him so he was told ‘uh uh’ and put back onto place. After a few uses of ‘uh uh’ Buddy remained on place while the trainer rolled multiple tennis balls past him. The next step for Buddy will be to try increase his engagement with the trainer while dogs are around, this can be done by using tug toys to make the trainer more exciting. Focus: Distraction C+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For Buddy’s second session we worked on his loose lead in the classroom. This skill is good for walking without pulling. Buddy really struggled with his loose lead even in a low distraction environment. As Buddy was struggling the trainer used a treat lure to guide him. While Buddy did follow the lure at times he would get distracted by other dogs or people and would stop following the lure. Towards the end Buddy did improve however he still needed the lure to walk next to the trainer. The next step for Buddy will be to continue working on his loose lead in low distraction environments using the lure to guide him. Focus: Foundation C
Skill learnt: Muzzle Conditioning Comment: For Buddy’s last session we worked on Muzzle conditioning. This is important as it allows Buddy to feel more confident in a muzzle. This session consisted of placing treats in the muzzle and getting Buddy to place his snout into the muzzle in order to get the treats. Buddy started off by not being interested in the treats but after a few minutes on place he settled and started to take treats again. After Buddy was taking treats he was offered the treats in the muzzle. Buddy did really well and was placing his snout into the muzzle for a few seconds to get the treats out. The next step for Buddy will be to start getting him to place his snout in without the lure. Focus: Conditioning X

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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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