Buster's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-02-18

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: Place Training Comment: To start off Buster’s day, he did some ‘place training’, focusing on duration and having him relax. Buster did really well! At first he was a little sooky and moaning, but after the use of his non-reward marker “ah ah”, he quietened down. The trainer rewarded him every so often for his quietness, to help let him know that this is the appropriate behaviour we want. Towards the end of the session he got sooky again, but with the use of “ah ah”, he again stopped and the trainer rewarded him. Keep practicing this at home, reward him every so often for his good behaviours to reinforce it. Good work, Buster! Focus: Duration B+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Next up, Buster worked on his ‘emergency drops’ inside the classroom. Buster did not do relatively well with this, he was quite slow in dropping and only performed a few quick ones on his own. However, with the use of his non-reward marker “ah ah”, Buster would drop. Keep practicing at home, try in a lower distracting environment. If you are still struggling, give him an extra hand and use a slight hand motion and see if that helps. If it does you can work to fade that out again. Good efforts, Buster! Focus: Distraction C
Skill learnt: Recall Comment: To finish off, Buster worked on his ‘recall’ skill, both outside and in the cattery as he found both environments quite interesting to get distracted. Buster responded well to just his name and “come” most of the time, but there were the few odd occasions he would also need funny sounds and slight lead pressure to get him going! If you are struggling at home, use lots of noises as for recall you need to be more exciting and tempting than the environment he is in. Buster also would often dawdle past the trainer, so a slight hand motion for a sit was used and that seemed to help his stopping. Keep pushing this and let us know how you go. Awesome job today Mr Buster Bear! Focus: Distraction B

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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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