Buddy's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-02-17

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: In his first session, Buddy focused on further developing his skill loose lead walking outside. We focused on this skill as Buddy can become distracted easily and display the challenging behaviour of pulling on the lead. Buddy was initially distracted by the surrounding environment, struggling to engage (focus) on his trainer. However, as the session progressed the trainer introduced a lure to help guide Buddy to turn and walk in the correct position. Buddy initially showed no interest in the lure, but after several moments he began to follow the lure and take treats. For the second half of his session, he began to show good engagement and walk well. Focus: Foundation B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: In his second, Buddy focused on further developing his skill drop within the high distracting classroom (multiple dogs in crates and one dog training nearby). Buddy was initially distracted by the environment and struggled to show engagement. However, after a few minutes, he began to redirect his focus onto the trainer. Once engaged he performed well, he responds to the verbal cue drop and holds good duration. The trainer was able to begin adding distance and distractions such as bouncing balls past him while he remains in drop. He did break once when the ball first rolled past, but with some guidance, he began to maintain it well. Focus: Foundation B+
Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object) Comment: In his final session, Buddy focused on learning the new skill paws up to build his confidence and engagement. The trainer used a lure to guide him to place his two front paws onto the step. Buddy was quite hesitant to touch the step. He would take treats off the step but would not follow a lure to walk onto. As the session progressed the trainer placed treats on the opposite side of the step, this encouraged him to walk over the step to get to the food. Using this method Buddy successfully placed one paw onto the step several times. Focus: Foundation D+
Skill learnt: Crate Training Comment: Between his sessions, Buddy was in the passive crate, where he could rest and recharge between sessions. While in the crate Buddy was calm and relaxed. Using a crate while travelling with Buddy may help reduce his barking in the car. 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 DoneĀ (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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