Buster's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-11-22

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 Busters first session we worked on his drop skill incorporating greetings. This is good as it allows Buster to remain in a controlled position while people come up to him. To begin with Buster was put into his drop and the trainer would walk away and then come running up to him to say hello. If Buster broke his drop he was told ‘uh uh’ and put back into it. However if he remained in his drop he was told ‘yes’ and rewarded. Buster did really well however he did crawl at times which he would also be told ‘uh uh’ for as drop is a stationary position. The next step for Buster will be to continue working on his drops getting people to go up excitably and say hello to him. Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For Busters second session we worked on his place skill. This skill is good as it allows them to settle around distractions. We worked on Buster being sent to place around distractions as this can be used when people come to visit. Buster did well to begin with however towards the end his concentration decreased. Buster also had the bad habit of grabbing clothes/pillows on the way to place. Even if he was still walking to place he was told ‘uh uh’ as soon as he grabbed anything as going to place doesn’t involve grabbing things on the way. The next step for Buster will be to continue sending him to place increasing his distractions. Focus: Distance B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For Busters last session we did red light, green light with drops. This is useful as it gets Busters arousal levels high and then he is asked to drop and relax. This was also used to help increase Busters engagement. To begin with Buster struggled as wouldn’t drop when asked however as the session went on he started to do really well. The trainer used a tug toy and played with Buster. Before she asked him to drop she would stop playing with the toy and once he let go he was asked to drop. As soon as he dropped he was released and the trainer started to play with him again. The next step for Buster will be to continue doing red light, green light drops with him so you are able to get him to drop even when he is excited. 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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