"Wolfgang"

                   

2021-02-25

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: To begin we started with some place training. We went back to basics to start with and Wolfgang picked up the skill pretty quickly. We challenged him by adding in the distractions of cats meowing, purring, and hissing in the background. Wolfgang did not seem to mind the distractions of the cat noises happening in the background. He always remained focused on the trainer. From here we sent him to and from and focused on our duration and staying in place until released. This is great to practice at home, start with a low stimulating environment and begin with the basics. Wolfgang picks up quickly once he is fully focused on what is being asked. Keep practicing and really develop that duration of staying on place. This will help bring him to a controlled and relaxed position when the environment with the cats or dogs can get to stimulating. Focus: Duration C+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: To really practise our drops we played an exercise called Red Light, Green Light. Wolfgang had no issues getting all revved up. Getting him into a controlled drop position in this excited mode, we had to really use a strong lure and made it known there was treats involved! He quickly realised what was being asked. As the session progressed his understanding began to really develop, and he had no problems getting into the drop position. We still had to use a strong lure, but he relaxed himself quickly. Next time we would really love to fade out that lure! Again, this will help him to relax in those stimulating environments and when things start to get too exciting. Getting him into a controlled and calm position to help him relax will help bring that stimulus back down around the cats and dogs. Try practicing this game at home. It’s a lot of fun, the dogs enjoy it and so will you! Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Recall Comment: To practice our recall, we started with having Wolfgang in a controlled position- we used drop. The trainer then gradually increased the distance between them and Wolfgang. Starting with 1 meter and then releasing him and calling him towards them. Wolfgang focused really well here, and was happy to remain in position until called and was heavily rewarded when he returned to the trainer. We increased our distance up to 6 meters without him breaking from position early. This exercise will help give him an understanding to return and come back when called. The game played with Luther would also be absolutely fantastic to practice at home with Wolfgang as well. Have lots of treats! and the good ones too. Next time adding in some extra distractions for him will be a lot of fun and a great challenge! Focus: Repetition 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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