Wilbur did excellent today! Although a bit cheeky at first and testing the trainer, he pulled through with beautiful engagement for the remainder of the day.
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, focusing on manners. Wilbur has great understanding of this skill, so if he were to be cheeky the trainers would use his non-reward marker “ah ah” and lead pressure when needed. After hearing “ah ah” the first couple times, Wilbur realised he was not going to get away with anything and showed us how good he can be! He dropped exactly when asked and remained there during the trainer walking, running, skipping, jumping and squealing at him. Wilbur also practiced his door manners and although this was a bit trickier, he still did well! Wilbur has a habit of running past the trainer to get to the door quicker, work on preventing this at home by using his non-reward marker “ah ah”, turning around and resetting into a drop. Release him again and see if he is patient. Focus on repeating this until he understands you are to walk through doors first. Good work, Wilbur!||Focus: Manners||B+|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: Next up, Wilbur continued to work on his ‘chin rest’ skill while having multiple other doggos in the classroom. Wilbur is still needing a lure to get his chin on the palm of the trainers hand, which we are trying to fade. Keep practicing this skill at home and see how you go fading the lure. Towards the end he seemed to place his head on the trainers hand once a treat was just brought out the pouch and the hand was presented to him. Go Wilbur!||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: To finish off, Mr Wilbur practiced his ‘place training’ through red light green light with his favourite tug toy. Wilbur is a pro at play and still has enough focus to listen to what he is told! He still brings the toy with him to place, but once he hears “yes” and sees the treat reward coming his way, he happily lets the trainer take it back. Keep pushing this with him at home and start to test him some more! Today the trainer tested his knowledge on his release word and she almost got him! He would begin to step off for “breakfast”, but once he took a second he realised it was wrong and hopped back on place fully. It was so clever and cute! So proud of you today Wilbur!! Also following up from this morning, we recommend a 30inch crate for Wilbur in the car.||Focus: Distraction||A|
We recommend your next step should be…
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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