Wilbur started off his day very distracted but did well towards the end
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 drops outside. This is a good skill as it puts Wilbur into a controlled position around distractions. Wilbur started off very distracted and had poor engagement. He wasn’t dropping when asked and was pulling when out of his drop. If Wilbur didn’t drop when asked to he was told ‘uh uh’ and put into his drop. Towards the end of the session Wilbur started to show some better engagement and was dropping when asked. The next step for Wilbur will be to continue working on his drops around medium distractions.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: For Wilburs second session we worked on his chin rest trick. This is good as it teaches Wilbur a different behaviour than mouthing when hands go near his face. Instead he can offer a ‘chin rest’ and this also allows us to desensitise him to us touching his face. Wilbur did well throughout this session and understands the basics of the skill. If the trainer held her hand infront of his face he would place his chin on it. We started to work on increasing his duration. If Wilbur broke before 2 seconds he was told ‘nope’. If he held his chin rest for 2 seconds he was told ‘yes’ and rewarded. The next step for Wilbur will be to work on increasing his duration to 3 seconds.||Focus: Duration||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For Wilburs last session we worked on his place skill using the shell pool. This is a good skill to be able to send them away from you. As Wilbur is good at his place we mixed the bed up with a shell pool. To begin with we lured Wilbur into the shell and told him place as it was a new object. After a few repetitions Wilbur picked it up and started going to place when asked. The next step for Wilbur will be to start increasing the distance he is sent to place with the shell pool.||Focus: Repetition||B+|
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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