Wilbur's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-01-13

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: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: In his first session, Wilbur focused on further developing his skill loose lead walking around high distractions. We focused on this skill as Wilbur has been struggling with his dog reactivity while on lead recently. This session began building engagement with Wilbur while outside, utilising his skill drop and spin he redirected his focus quickly. As he was performing well the trainer moved into the kennel area (he can hear and smell dogs but not see them). He was initially distracted when entering the environment but redirected his focus quickly to perform well. As he was performing so well the trainer challenged him with walking outside the kennel area (can see dogs). Wilbur impressed the trainer with his continued engagement despite the very high distractions. The trainer did incorporate his known skill drop to keep him focused and engaged. Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: In his second session, Wilbur focused on further developing his skill drop with duration while practising greetings. We focused on this skill to build his duration and proof his drop around high energy and excited people. Wilbur responds well to the verbal cue drop, he shows good duration under low distractions. During this session, the trainer approached Wilbur while in a drop in a variety of different ways, incorporating different sounds, movements and actions. While at low intensity (quiet and slow-moving) Wilbur performed well. As the intensity increased he began to struggle. However, with some guidance, he began to maintain it well. This would be a great skill to practise at home, put him in drop and approach in different ways. Reward when he reminds in drop. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: In his final session, Wilbur focused on learning the new skill skateboard within the classroom. We focused on this skill to challenge him with a new trick. Wilbur performed well, he showed good confidence around the skateboard, he would happily follow a lure to touch it and was not bothered when it moved. To begin training this skill the trainer lured him to place his two front paws onto the skateboard. Wilbur was initially excited which caused him to struggle to follow the lure, however as the session progresses he began to relax and perform well. 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 DoneĀ (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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