It was great to see Mr Wilbur again today. He was a little distracted today, but overall performed well. Keep practising his skill at home.
Your journey does not end here, it has only just begun!
|Skill||Comment||We focused on||Grade|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: In his first session, Wilbur focused on further developing his skill drop around another dog, while outside. We focused on this skill to improve his decision making as part of his canine reactivity. Wilbur performed well, he was initially distracted by the environment and dog nearby. However, when beginning to train his drops he quickly redirects his focus. He performed well with his drops, he responds to the verbal cue and held good duration. He can become distracted by the environment (trees, grass, fountains, etc) but he does redirect his focus quickly.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Conditioning||Comment: In his second session, Wilbur focused on building his confidence around being touched and learning the new skill chin rest. We focused on this skill to help Wilbur remain calm when at a vet, grooming or anything similar. The trainer began by conditioning Wilbur to being touched and held, he had no issues, was a little wiggly but performed well. Because of this, the trainer introduced the new skill chin rest where he rests his chin on the trainer's palm. Wilbur performed well, he followed the lure into the correct position and heled good duration, he can break when distracted but overall performed very well. Head over to our Instagram story to see a short video of his progress with this skill.||Focus: Foundation||C|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: In his final session, Wilbur focused on further developing his skill drop with duration under distractions. We focused on this skill to proof his drop and challenge him with fun and strange distractions. Wilbur performed well, he did break a few times throughout the session when the trainer was paying attention to another dog and with the hula hoop. With some guidance, he began to remain well. He successfully remained in drop for balls, toys, hats being thrown, people and dogs moving and much more.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
We recommend your next step should be…
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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