Buddy's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-10-26

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: For Buddy’s first session today we worked on his loose lead walking outside in the carpark. He was super distracted to start with and showed no engagement with the trainer. However after a couple minutes he settled down and started to look towards the trainer. Every time he started to pull off in front, the trainer stopped and turned around, guiding Buddy to turn with them. After a while he figured out that walking off in front doesn’t achieve much. He still got a bit distracted at sounds and would pull off but the trainer would put him in a drop and refocus his attention to them. Once he was more settled the loose lead walking could continue. This needs lots of practice in low distracting environments, slowly introducing new things over time and when he is ready. He did pretty good outside today! Focus: Distraction C+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For his second session today we focused on his drop durations in a low distracting environment. Even though the classroom was a low distracting environment for him he struggled if anyone stood up, left the room or entered. We utilised the foot brake on the lead when he was in position, so if he tried to stand up it would immediately correct him and he would go back into position. He did really well towards the end where we could roll a tennis ball past him without him standing up! These types of distractions can be introduced overtime. To work on this at home, practice somewhere that he is used to and start with just handler movement. Every time he stay in position, yes and reward. Then he can be released when necessary. Focus: Duration B
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For his last session today we worked on his place training. He struggled a little bit with this today and kept stepping off the raised bed. We worked on his reward and release markers for a while. Releasing him and bringing him back onto place is one of the easiest ways to teach both the skill and the markers. He did really well with this, keeping things moving and interesting for him are critical for his training. However as soon as another dog was brought into the classroom he was super fixated on them. We worked on gaining his focus back with the use of treats and releasing him away from from the other dog. By doing this he eventually paid less attention to the other dog but he wasn’t 100% engaged. This will be a great one to practice at home, having people coming and going while he stays on place and if possible working with dog distractions safely and at a distance. He did really well today and showed some good progress throughout the day! 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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