Zimba had a really good day and braved new things
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: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: Zimba’s first session was loose lead walking. This was done through the main kennel aisle and smashed it!! He did a great job and although at times a little nervous of the other dogs he kept walking well. Have a look at the Instagram story! The trainer then walked him to the classroom and again he did well around some noisy dogs. He was interested and took a couple of steps towards them but when prompted continued walking. Awesome work Zimba.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Recall||Comment: Va was next up for Zimba and the trainer did this in the classroom. The trainer got Zimba to follow when she ran backwards and used Va when Zimba was nearly in front of her. Zimba did really well at this and there was only one time when he refused and a bit of lead pressure and he then stopped sniffing the floor and ran over. Lots of practice at home. Make it fun use a toy. You need to be more exciting than anything else around him.||Focus: Repetition||C+|
|Skill learnt: Desensitisation||Comment: Last up was going to be paws up for Zimba, however he was very nervous of the items. He didn’t want to come near them. The trainer spent time conditioning Zimba to the new items and by the end of the session he was coming a lot closer. Practice paws up at home on something big and wide. Lure Zimba with food and as soon as he puts a paw on yes and reward. This will be a good skill for Zimba to have to help build his confidence. He did climb up onto the pile of beds today. When he first started coming here he wouldn’t have done that.||Focus: Desensitisation||C+|
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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