Wilbur's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-01-21

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 Wilburs first session we worked on his door manners using his drop skill. This is good as it allows Wilbur to remain in his drop and not run out doors when they are opened. To begin with Wilbur struggled as he was straight away breaking his drop when the door was opened. Towards the end the trainer could open the door and walk out it while Wilbur remained in his drop. This was achieved by small progressions. To begin with the door was only opened 1/4 and then we worked up to stepping out the door. When Wilbur remained in his drop he was told ‘yes’ and rewarded. If Wilbur broke his drop he was told ‘uh uh’ and put back into his drop. The next step for Wilbur will be to continue working on his door manners focusing on making the speed you open the door faster progressively. Focus: Manners B
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For Wilburs second session we worked on his loose lead outside. This is a good skill to allow for walking without pulling. Wilbur started off distracted and was pulling towards the grass. After a couple uses of ‘uh uh’ he started to focus on the trainer. Wilbur was showing really good engagement at times, maintaining eye contact for about a minute. Whenever Wilbur would look at the trainer he was told ‘yes’ and rewarded to show him focusing on the trainer comes with good things. The next step for Wilbur will be to continue working on his loose lead outside as at oop times he did still pull. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For Wilburs last session we worked on his drop skill. This is a good skill as it puts him into a controlled position around distractions. Wilbur struggled to begin with and wasn’t taking treats as he was so overwhelmed. Wilbur took about a minute to settle and after he had settled he started to take treats again. Wilbur did break his drop a few times however with the use of a foot break he correct himself. Wilbur was also frequently rewarded when he remained in his drop. The next step for him will be to continue working on his drop duration with mild distractions outside. Focus: Distraction B

We recommend your next step should be…

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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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