Zimba worked on his skills with enthusiasm, mostly working on his obedience with a bit of trick training. He smashed his obedience, happily doing what his trainer asked, as well as doing his best with his trick 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: Trick Training
|Comment: Zimba worked on his hold skill, focusing on duration. At first, Zimba would grab the hoop but only for a quick second at a time. We started only rewarding him for holding it for a bit longer each time. Zimba got a bit frustrated, pawing at us trying to get us to give him the treat. We got Zimba to continue trying, eventually starting to grab it a bit harder each time. By the end of the lesson, he was putting it in his mouth for a few seconds at a time consistently.
|Skill learnt: Place Training
|Comment: Zimba worked on his place skill in the classroom, doing a refresher lesson. We put four beds on the ground and stood in the middle with Zimba. We then sent Zimba to place, having him go to the one we were pointing at. Zimba happily went to the bed we wanted him to each time, although every now and then getting distracted on his way, not putting all four of his paws on the bed. With a gentle reminder, Zimba would engage back with the trainer again and continue the skill.
|Skill learnt: Recall
|Comment: Zimba finished the day in the classroom, recalling away from another dog training. We put Zimba on a long line, letting him get distracted and move towards the other dog. We then moved back away from the other dog and called Zimba to us. Zimba happily made his way back almost every single time, having one or two moments he lost his focus and forgot to come back. After a bit of time working, Zimba started following his trainer around, not even paying any attention to the other dog, staying right by our side. We then went outside and finished the lesson with a few repetitions in a more distracting area of the facility.
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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