Wilbur did well today, he had some really good engagement and we could really push his skill.
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 Wilbur’s first session today we worked on his door manners and having him settle while we retrieve him from the kennels. He was very excitable and jumping up so we waited for him to offer an alternative behaviour like sitting or waiting calmly. Eventually he calmed down but started up when we got him out of his kennel. We would get him to sit/drop at each door and release him when ready. He did sprint out when he was released so we would bring him back and try again. We found it helped to open the door, step outside and then release him but put him straight back into a drop/sit so he can’t run through. This is really important to keep working on so he doesn’t get used to bathing through doors.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Middle Position||Comment: For Wilbur’s second session today we worked on his drops and middle skill. We would place him in a drop and then step in front of him while luring him between the trainers legs. He struggled to understand the concept of being lured through while still in a drop so we had to release him and then lure him through. We had to hold the treat right on his nose and then move it up so he went into a sit. If we moved it too quickly he would break position. He is showing some good progress with this skill so keep working on it. Make sure to have him in a control position first (drop) and then lure him through!||Focus: Foundation||C+|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: Wilbur’s last session today was focused on his chin rest skill, especially increasing duration. We presented our hand and put a treat just in front of it and he immediately put his chin on our hand. To increase duration we would say yes and then use “good boy” to extend that, then rewarding at the end when we release him! Wilbur is doing great with this skill, keep practicing it as it’s a great skill to have when taking them to the vet or just checking their ears or mouth.||Focus: Conditioning||B+|
We recommend your next step should be…
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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