Buster's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-06-24

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 today we went next door to the pony club and worked on his drops! We focused on duration and distraction simultaneously. Distractions included other dogs, the environment and the trainer. While he held a drop the trainer walked around him, stepped over him and ran around. He did really well to hold position but he was a bit slow to get into it. Whether it was because the grass was wet or he is still figuring out that speed is what we want. We only rewarded him for attempts that were quicker than the one before. Keep working on his drops he is doing super well! Focus: Distraction A
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For his second session today Buster worked on his loose lead walking with automatic sits when we stop. To do this you simply walk like normal, when you stop you use a treat to guide him into a sit next to you. We want them sitting next to us and not in front so that’s why we we have to lure them. We don’t use any verbal commands because we want it to be an automatic behaviour. By guiding him into position the first few times shows him what we want, we attempted a few without a lure and he was 50/50 so we continued to lure him into the right spot. This is great for stopped at the curb or if you are in a busy area, when you stop you know where he is. The cue to keep walking is stepping forward with your left foot, we don’t use any words expect “yes” while he is learning. Keep this up, he showed lots of progress towards the end. Focus: Foundation B
Skill learnt: Targeting (touch) Comment: For his last session today we started something new, touch or target. This skill is a fun one to teach, we present a touch stick and reward him for any acknowledgment. As he begins to understand that the stick means reward he will show more and more behaviour. The end goal of this skill is to have him touch the stick with his nose, by the end of the session he was doing this successfully but we had the stick about 2cm away from his nose. Keep working on this skill, just show him the stick and wait for him to offer a behaviour, this is called shaping! We can use this skill for fun tricks like turning lights on and off. Focus: Foundation 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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