Buddy's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-11-15

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: Conditioning Comment: For Buddy’s first session we worked on his engagement. This is good as Buddy gets very distracted by his environment so increasing his engagement allows for him to start focusing on the trainer rather than what’s around him. To do this whenever Buddy looked at the trainer, she threw a treat away from her. By doing this is taught Buddy that if he wanted a treat he needed to turn and look at the trainer. While Buddy at times did well, he would lose all focus when other dogs were around. The next step for Buddy will be to continue working on his engagement. Focus: Distraction X
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For Buddy’s second session we worked on his place skill. This is an important skill as it teaches Buddy to relax on the bed. Buddy started off well, stepping onto place when a treat was thrown onto the bed however once a dog was brought out, he lost all focus and instead started barking and pulling towards the other dog. To decrease this behavior Buddy was put onto the bed and rewarded whenever he was looking at the dog. To begin with Buddy wasn’t taking any treats from the trainer however towards the end of the session he started to take treats again. Focus: Foundation C
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For Buddy’s last session we continued with his place skill as he had just started to settle at the end of the last session. During this session he started to calm down and even showed some focus on the trainer at times. While at times Buddy would still bark, he had calmed down compared to when first put on place. If Buddy tried to step off of place he was told ‘uh uh’ and put back on. While Buddy was on place, he was constantly rewarded to show him that the other dog brings good things. 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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