Bunji was reactive today but with the use of his skills the trainer was able to get him to settle
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: Drop/ Down||Comment: For Bunjis first session we worked on his drop skill with dog distractions. This is an important skill for Bunji as it allows him to be in a controlled position around other dogs. Bunji struggle when he first came into the training room as he reacted to another dog. As soon as his attention turned onto the other dogs the trainer straight away asked for a drop. This meant that if Bunji didn’t go into his drop he could be corrected for that rather than correcting him for reacting. Bunji however did go into his drop and was heavily rewarded. While he went into his drop there were a couple of times he reacted. The trainer utilised the foot break so he would correct himself if he broke. Whenever Bunji turned and looked at a dog but didn’t react he was told ‘yes’ and rewarded so he sees the dog as a good thing rather than something he will get told off for. The next step for Bunji will be to continue working on his drops around other dogs to reduce his reactivity.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For Bunjis second session we worked on his place skill with dog distractions. This is again another skill which Bunji is put into a controlled position around other dogs. Bunji did really well to begin with however went downhill when the other dog had a squeaky toy. Some dogs started barking and this set Bunji off. While he remained on place he was reacting. He was constantly rewarded and he did really well to stay on place. In the last minute a new dog entered the room and Bunji ran off of place and reacted, he was straight away told ‘uh uh’ and put back onto place. The important thing is to reward Bunji frequently when he looks at the other dogs to counter condition his reactivity. The next step will be to continue counter conditioning his reactivity to other dogs.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For Bunjis last session we worked on his loose lead in the classroom with dog distractions. This is a good skill to allows for walking without pulling. Bunji did really well and ignored the other dogs in the classroom. There were a few times he would look at the dogs in the crate however the trainer would simply turn away and call Bunji to be proactive and reduce the changes of Bunji reacting. Bunji got tired towards the end of the session so we did a 3 minutes drop duration which he held without any issues. The next step for Bunji will be to perform his loose lead around medium energy dogs.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
We recommend your next step should be…
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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