Zimba like his brother was great again today. Initially the trainer was able to get him active and moving around but eventually the heat did get to Zimba, another thing the trainer noticed today is that when they broke his sessions up a little more and gave him a rest period of a minute or two in the middle he was much more receptive to the training!
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."
|We focused on
|Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object)
|Comment: For his first session like his brother the trainer wanted to get him in the right mind frame for the rest of the day so did similar to Zoltan and worked on something he hadn’t done in a while which is paws up! The trainer tired to do an ottoman first off however this was too tall trainer took him back to the basics using the pads! He did amazing with this again today, he was super quick to recover his memory of this skill and was quickly doing it with nothing but the verbal command! Th trainer then finished this session out with a little play! They continued using his love of chasing and the trainer set up a little running race! They set up two points in the classroom and then got Zimba into a sit before saying “ready set go” and running to the other point, he loved this!
|Skill learnt: Conditioning
|Comment: For his second session the trainer wanted to try push him out of his comfort zone and worked with him going through a tunnel! He wasn’t able to get through the tunnel today however he did make some great progress! The trainer was able to entice him halfway through the tunnel before he realised where he was and turned around, this is amazing for Zimba pushing himself like this and not letting himself get overly scared! He even returned to the tunnel after to check it out which is great behaviour! This is showing us not only is he getting more confident but he is getting a better ability as handling things that worry or scare him which is great! The trainer finished off the session with some targeted paws up, instead of easy things like last session he had to target very specific areas with his paws up and today he even stood on one leg for a tiny paws up target which was great!
|Skill learnt: Obstacle Course (Confidence Building)
|Comment: The trainer thought they would end the day on some fun and positivity so first they got Zimba to do his art work just like his brother the other day! Today Zimba did a lick painting and it came out amazing! This exercise wasn’t just fun however, every time he licked the plastic sheet it would raise a little and to start he was a little afraid of it, however he was able to overcome this fear and came back to check out the plastic sheet again and started really going for it! The Zimba we knew a year ago would not come back and check something out that frightened him, he has come so far and we are so proud of him! To finish the day they took him to the confidence course which he really loves now, the trainer was able to get him running around it again by getting him to chase them! All in all a fantastic day!
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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