Zimba is such a happy boy with training! We did a fun mixture of obedience skills and tricks today to really work his brain!
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: To start off the day with some fun we took Zimba through some of his tricks skills including middles and ta-da! Zimba is great going into middles so we worked on movement in middles including moving forwards, turning in circles, sidestepping and dropping. He did need lures for these movements but otherwise was quite good following the trainers spatial pressure. For ta-da we worked on luring him onto the trainer's leg - he still needs a bit of work on this skill as he tends to "grab" at the leg to go onto it instead of resting on it but certainly enjoyed himself trying!
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: For his second session we worked on loose lead outside with inside turns and auto sits. Zimba does great with the inside turns but doesn't always remember to do his auto sits when the trainer stops if he is even a little distracted so keep working on this. Back inside the classroom we practiced emergency drops while walking and some recalls both of which he did well with (though again could be a bit distracted when going into drops).
|Skill learnt: Trick Training
|Comment: For his last session we continued work on Zimba's hold skill. We used a rubber toy dumbbell for this - initially he was trying to bite at the sides but after covering the sides with the trainer's hands he was able to mouth and interact with the middle section. Zimba does get frustrated easily for this skill so we worked on rewarding him for mouthing at it and working towards a proper bite onto the object. If doing this skill at home keep the sessions short and let him move onto an easy win skill if he is getting too frustrated with it.
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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