Zimba's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-03-04

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: Recall Comment: Zimba’s first session today was all about his recalls outside. We practiced his loose lead walking and would suddenly start walking backwards while calling his name and saying “va.” Zimba took a little while to settle down but once he did his recalls were great! He had a few moments of distraction mid recall but overall did pretty good! Keep working on these, he is doing really well. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Ring a Bell Comment: For Zimba’s second session we worked on ring the bell! He seemed to have some knowledge of a targeting skill so this made it really easy. We presented the bell in front of him and he started out by sniffing it. A few minutes in and he was targeting it over and over! We began withholding treats unless he actually rung the bell, this created some healthy frustration and he displayed more behaviour. By the end of the session Zimba was ringing the bell with his nose almost every attempt! Focus: Repetition B
Skill learnt: Obstacle Course (Confidence Building) Comment: For Zimba’s last session we worked on his confidence. To do this we used a hoola-hoop and tried luring him through. Zimba was willing to stick his head through for a treat but wouldn’t do much more. To help with this we got up, moved around and got really excited. By doing this he was more interested in us rather than overthinking the task at hand. All of a sudden we moved closer to the hoop and guided him through. He took a little bit of persuasion but once he started moving forward we relaxed the lead and made a huge deal of him once on the other side! Zimba got such a kick out of this and had mini zoomies. From here we could send him through the hoop with no dramas! This is really good for Zimba’s confidence, the fact he went through the hoop is amazing! Focus: Confidence B

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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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