Overall Zimba had a lovely day staying cool in the Canine Connect training shed and the Windamere boarding kennels. He’s a very smart boy, super laid back too with a heart of gold. He is always so much fun to train, and you can tell he enjoys it too.
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: Today we worked on conditioning and confidence as something fun for him. He knew “paws up” so I thought let’s see if we can challenge him further. By placing two boards evenly spaced apart (the length of him) the end result was hopefully he stands front feet on one, and back feet on the other. It took him a few repetitions to understand he was meant to also do something with his back legs, but he learnt very quickly!
|Skill learnt: Recall
|Comment: It was very warm outside so we worked on recalls inside the Windamere boarding kennels. Dogs barking, lots of excitement and dim lit lighting to keep the shed cool. Zima didn’t fantastic job! He recalled every time, I could tell the barking dogs were a bit overwhelming for him though, so lots of rewards and praise just for being there too.
|Skill learnt: Targeting (touch)
|Comment: Zimba already knows quite a lot so we continued working on “soccer” where the other trainers have been teaching him to kick a soccer ball. So far he’s still associating the command with the ball, and we are working on distance of how far he kicks the ball. Eventually we will be able to get him to kick goals!
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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