Buddy's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-06-28

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 did some conditioning in the classroom. When we first entered the classroom Buddy was nervous and very focused on the other dogs. We used treats and cuddles to help conditioning him to the classroom environment and help him relax. Buddy wasn’t taking any treats throughout this session but was still offered them. As the session went on he did relax and at times turned to focus on the trainer which was good to see. The next step will be to continue conditioning Buddy to new environments so he builds some confidence. Focus: Conditioning X
Skill learnt: Recall Comment: For Buddy’s second session we worked on his recall. To begin with we used paws up to help build some confidence and try get him interested in the treats, after a minute he was eating the treats so we progressed to recall. Buddy did so well in this session! We started off by just conditioning the word ‘come’ and then offering the whole treat bag. We offer the whole treat bag as this makes the event of the reward a lot more exciting which is extremely important for recall as you need to be more exciting than any distractions. Even though he is offered the whole treat bag this doesn’t mean he gets all the treats, instead give him a few seconds to eat some and then take it away. As he progressed we started to wait until he got distracted and then asked him to ‘come’ again offering the whole treat bag. He did so well for his first session, the next step will be to add some more distance. Focus: Foundation B
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For Buddy’s third session we worked on his loose lead and engagement. As Buddy was still taking treats we used a lure to get him to walk nicely next to us. He did really well for the first five minutes of the session however started to get distracted as the session went on. Buddy stopped following the lure about half way through the session and was very distracted by the other dogs. We decided to play an engagement game to help improve his engagement with the trainer. This game consists of throwing food away from the trainer and when Buddy turns back and makes eye contact, another treat is thrown. Buddy picked this up really quickly and towards the end was almost instantly turning to look at the trainer after eating the treat. The next step will be to continue working on the foundations of loose lead and also continue increasing his engagement around other dogs. Focus: Foundation C+

We recommend your next step should be…

Continue Dayschools

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.

 

Want to share Buddy's awesome progress?