"Buster"

                   

2020-12-18

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: Drop/ Down Comment: The first session was focused on further developing Buster’s skill ‘drop’ within a variety of different environments to help proof his skill. These environments included the classroom and the cattery. The trainer began in the low distracting classroom environment, where he performs very well with this drop. Buster knows the verbal cue ‘drop’ as well as the hand signal, while in drop he also has good duration. Slowly the trainer began to progress into more distracting area including the cattery. While in the cattery Buster was initially distracted but redirected his focus quickly. Once engaged Buster performed very well within the high distracting environment, he ignored all distractions and dropped quickly when asked. Next time the trainer would like to see Buster redirect his focus earlier in the session. Focus: Distraction C-
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: This session was continued on further developing Buster’s ‘drop’ using greetings to help reduce his jumping. The trainer placed Buster in a drop then approached in a variety of strange ways to see if he would break. The trainer ran, skipped, hopped, pushed a trolley, bounced a ball and while in a wheelchair approached Buster. Buster did not break drop, no matter how the trainer approached him, he ignored all distractions. Buster performs well with his drops and has great duration. Continuing to challenge Buster with distractions at home will help him continue to develop his drop. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Conditioning Comment: The final session was focused on further building Buster’s confidence surrounding going in and out cars. The trainer began slowly, conditioning Buster for being near the car and performing other skills such as drop around it. Then slowly began to encourage Buster to try and jump in, he happily placed his front paws in but can struggle with the remainder of this body. Throughout this session Buster successfully went in the car five times, once in the car Buster struggles with duration (wants to jump out). Once in the car the trainer sat with in, continuingly giving him pats and treats to condition being in the car. The final time Buster was in the car the trainer asked him to drop, he remained in drop (in the car) for several minutes until released with ‘break’. Keep up the great work at home with Buster and the car, take it slowly, spend time conditioning him to the car. Focus: Confidence 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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