A very confident brave Zimba came out today! Awesome work.
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: Recall||Comment: Zimba’s first session was recalls. We broke the recall down into three parts. The first was conditioning the recall word. After spending time saying Va and rewarding with food. The next was asking Zimba to recall. He did a great job and as the Va had been conditioned Zimba didn’t want to stray to far. But when he got distracted by all the dogs Zimba still turned and returned to the trainer when asked. Next up was training the finishing position of Va. this was getting Zimba sitting very close in front of the trainer. This was near the end of the session so not as much time spent on it. Be great to continue this next session.||Focus: Repetition||B|
|Skill learnt: Play||Comment: Next up was a structured play session. Play is extremely important. But never more so for dogs like Zimba who lack some confidence. It builds confidence and helps with obedience skills. It took quite a while for Zimba to want to play. He had a brief period where he grabbed the tug and wanted to play. Next time it will be good to try it at Windamere where Zimba is more comfortable. (As this was a special trip we didn’t necessarily stick to what you requested for Zimba. However, he really benefited from all the sessions)||Focus: Repetition||X|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Last up was a mixed bag for Zimba with some loose lead walking, sits and drops, (flop) Zimba was awesome with this. In a new environment and around new people. Towards the end of the session the trainer took Zimba to the fountain for a little water conditioning. Zimba was brave around the fountain and then walked up to other trainers he not met before. It was fantastic to see him during the day at Hedgegrove. Zimba took the new environment and new people in his stride and succeeded in doing his obedience skills in this new environment!||Focus: Repetition||B+|
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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