Zimba's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-11-05

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: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For his first session today we worked on his loose lead skill outside in the shade. He was pretty focused and only pulled a couple times when he wanted to smell something. Since it was quite warm we did the last half of his session in the classroom, here we could work on his skill with dog distractions. He was a little bit nervous in the classroom so we did some conditioning and place training to help him settle down. Eventually he was comfortable enough to continue his loose lead walking. Although he was a little bit distracted he did great! Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Recall Comment: For Zimba’s second session we worked on his recalls in the classroom. To do this we threw a piece of cheese to distract him and then started moving backwards while saying “Zimba, come”. He did pretty good with this, he would turn towards the trainer and start moving. When he started coming towards us we marked it with “yes” and then stopped moving, waited for him to sit in front of us then gave him the treat and released him. We did this for most of the session until a few more staff came into the room and he got very distracted. For the end part of his session we worked on place just getting him to settle with the extra people and noise in the room. He definitely needs more practice with this skill to build engagement and understanding. Focus: Repetition C+
Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object) Comment: For Zimba’s last session we worked on his paws up skill. He was very hesitant to do this so we spent the session just conditioning him. We used the large step and placed lots of cheese bits on there. He eventually ate the trail of cheese towards the step and slowly ate the cheese off the top of the step. By the end of the session he was happy to eat the cheese off the step but he showed no signs of actually putting any paws on it. Slow process but he will get there eventually. Focus: Confidence C

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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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