Wilbur's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-11-22

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: Place Training Comment: For Wilburs first session we worked on his place skill. This skill is useful for allowing them to settle around distractions. For this session we specifically worked on duration with tennis ball distractions. To begin with Wilbur was stepping off of place when the tennis ball was rolled past him. However after a few uses of ‘uh uh’ and putting him back onto the bed when he broke he was able to remain on place for the rest of the session. The next step for Wilbur will be to increase his distractions even further. Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For Wilburs second session we worked on his drop skill. This skill is good as it allows them to be in a controlled position around distractions. To begin with we started off in the classroom environment but Wilbur was doing so well we went outside where there were more distractions. Wilbur started off very distracted and wasn’t giving much engagement to the trainer. When she asked him to drop he would continue to walk off. When this occurred he was told ‘uh uh’ and put into his drop. He was then released and asked to drop again straight away. After a few minutes of being outside Wilbur started to focus and turned his attention onto the trainer. At the end of the session Wilbur was doing so well outside even with all the dogs in the kennels barking! The next step for Wilbur will be to continue working outside and adding in people distractions. Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For Wilburs last session we worked on his loose lead. This is an important skill as it allows walking without pulling. Wilbur really struggled with this session, his engagement was little and he kept pulling the trainer. To reduce this the trainer would reward Wilbur when he made eye contact but also constantly rewarded him whenever he was walking next to her. If Wilbur started to pull the trainer would turn from his distraction and tell Wilbur ‘uh uh’. Towards the end of the session Wilbur did improve however he still has a lot of improvement to do. The next step for Wilbur will be to continue working on his loose lead where there is little distractions. Focus: Distraction C

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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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