Wilbur's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-03-04

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: Wilbur began his day practicing his ‘drop’ skill again through play (red light green light). He was a little rusty today, it might be because he had a walk-about adventure earlier! None the less, if he were to be too slow to drop or not drop at all, if the trainer used his non-reward marker “ah ah”, he would drop nicely. Keep pushing this at home, he does know what he has to do, just likes to test you at times! Use “ah ah” if he does not do as asked and try again. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: Next up, Wilbur began practicing his ‘chin rest’ skill again, this time focusing on duration. Wilbur still needs a slight lure to get his chin on the palm of the trainer’s hand, but once there, he remains quite calm and still. The trainer noticed that when Wilbur would be rewarded, he would move his head and snatch a little, so they worked on giving him the treat, but pulling back if he went to snatch. Wilbur picked up on this quite quickly and was a gentleman for the last 5 minutes of the session, maintaining beautiful duration while being rewarded somewhat frequently. Keep pushing him with this as home and only let his chin off if you release him! Not when he feels like it. Focus: Duration B
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: As Wilbur had a big day, to finish up the trainer began teaching him a new trick with little movement, ‘bang’. This is where the end result will have Wilbur dropping onto his side when a finger gun is pointed at him and you say “bang”. To begin learning this trick, the trainer lured Wilbur with a treat from a drop, onto his side and rewarded him once he was flat. This was repeated for the remainder of the session as he is learning the foundation. About half way, the trainer added in his release word “break”, after he was rewarded from the treats to condition him to remain on his side until we say. Awesome work Wilbur!! He should be one tired pooch for you when he’s home! 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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