Buster's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-10-25

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 worked on his emergency drops. We started in the classroom where there weren’t many distractions and started practicing just normal drops. He would go into position but very slowly and would often go half way and then stand back up. To stop this from happening we utilised the foot brake on the lead to stop him from standing back up. Eventually he was more engaged and started to do his drops properly, however still very slowly. To combat this and to increase speed, we only rewarded the attempts that were quick and clean. This way he realises that he only gets rewards for doing it quickly. This can slowly be built up to emergency drops where the person can keep walking while he goes into position and stays there. We were able to put him in a drop and walk to the end of the lead without him breaking so it’s great progress! Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For his second session today we focused on his place skill with some fun distractions. These included soccer balls, tennis balls, a large teddy bear and the trainer acting a little bit strange. We started by putting him on place and practicing his reward markers for a minute. We then began working on trainer distractions, the trainer walked like a zombie, ran in circles and even lunged past him and he didn’t break! The real challenge for him was the large teddy bear, he was very eager to grab hold of it so we sat it just out of his reach and waited for him to settle before rewarding him. We moved it around him and sat it within reach a couple times and he did pretty well. He broke once and grabbed hold of the teddy but we were able to guide him back onto the bed and take the poor teddy back! He did so well with these distractions! Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: Between each session today we worked on busters crate training. We were able to get him into one of the medium crates easily, he went in for treats and settled down straight away. He didn’t seem concerned at all. For the last session we focused on his loose lead and engagement outside. His loose lead skill itself is pretty good, he only pulled a couple times but we were able to redirect him easily and walk a different direction. He wasn’t super engaged with the trainer so we had to really work on that, this involved rewarded him any time he looked at the trainer. This way he associates the trainer/handler with good things like food! He did pretty good today and looked very spooky with his devil horns! 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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