Zimba's Doggy Dayschool Report

2024-02-12

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: Trick Training Comment: Zimba worked on his hold skill, focusing on getting him to grab the object more firmly as well as increasing duration. As we practiced, Zimba started gnawing on the object, not holding it firmly but keeping it in his mouth for up to 5 seconds at a time. We kept rewarding him for this as it was an improvement from slightly mouthing it and dropping it immediately. After a while, we stopped rewarding him to start increasing his frustration to get him to try holding onto it more tightly. After a bit of practice, he started grabbing it firmly, still chewing on it but consistently grabbing it tightly. Focus: Duration C+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Zimba made his way to the training paddock to work on his drop skill; we focused on his duration in the skill with distractions. We had Sam and another dog nearby working on a skill, so we used them as the distraction, putting Zimba into his drop and walking away. This was a good test for Zimba, getting him to stay in the skill even when we made our way to the other side of the paddock. This led to Zimba releasing himself early a few times, although he showed good reliability as he stayed in the drop even as we ran around him, as well as having the other dogs just on the other side of the fence. Focus: Obedience B+
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: We introduced Zimba to the skateboard today, rewarding him for putting his paws on the board. Zimba was intimidated by the board, as when he goes to step on it, it has a chance of moving, and that unsteadiness can easily overwhelm him. We practiced keeping it steady and rewarding him for merely touching it at all with his paws. It took a bit of practice, but after a while, he w 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 DoneĀ (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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