Zimba had a great day of training. We worked on his skills, pushing the criteria and adding in some new areas for him to work on.
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."
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|Skill learnt: Middle Position
|Comment: We went for a walk in the carpark with Zimba. We worked on his loose lead while throwing in some middles, getting him mid walk to go through into position. Zimba walked with us the whole lesson, staying on a loose lead. When we started adding in the middles skill, we used a treat to lure him between our legs. Zimba was a little confused at first, going the whole way through our legs before spinning around into a sit in front of us. As we put in some repetition, he started to understand what we were asking, completing his skills as asked. By the end of the lesson he was completing it confidently.
|Skill learnt: Recall
|Comment: We worked on some off lead recalls with Zimba in the classroom. We put Zimba into a drop and walked across the room. Once across the room, we called Zimba to us, getting him to run back into a sit in front of us. Zimba was very consistent with his recall, coming back every time except once when he found a treat of the floor which he veered off to try and sneak. Zimba got up before being called a few times, not waiting for his release. We made sure to put him back down into the drop and start again to continue the reliability of his drop. Once he was completing this consistently, we tried putting Zimba in a drop facing away from us, before walking across the room behind him to test him. Zimba reliably stayed in his drop, waiting for us to call him, finishing the lesson strongly.
|Skill learnt: Trick Training
|Comment: Zimba finished his day with his hold skill. We focused on getting him to take the ring out of our hand on his own today. Usually Zimba just grabs onto it with his mouth for a couple seconds while it is still in our hand, but today we got him to take it off of us, holding onto it on his own. Zimba consistently grabbed onto it, keeping it in his mouth for a couple of seconds while completely on his own. After a bit of repetition, Zimba was doing it more reliably.
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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