Zimba's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-02-14

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: Exposure Comment: Zimba’s first session was a confidence walk. The trainer took him to a different paddock today where there are some low hanging trees and a big log on the ground. Zimba was quite nervous approaching the trees as they gave off odd shadows and the branches were low and waving with the breeze. Using treats the trainer encouraged him forward and he came up to the log well and had no problems doing paws up on it. This was fantastic considering how nervous he was to start with to approach the area. Awesome work Zimba. Focus: Confidence B+
Skill learnt: Conditioning Comment: Next up was container conditioning. As per previous sessions the trainer encouraged Zimba to put his head in the container by putting treats around the edge and in the container. Today he actually ate from the bottom of the container. He only did it twice but he did it!! Keep trying at home with high value treats. Focus: Conditioning B
Skill learnt: Recall Comment: Last up was recalls. The trainer took Zimba up near the top parking area. There were lots of distractions including birds in the trees dropping gum nuts onto the ground. Although Zimba still needed a little tug on the lead to get his attention with was minimal. Once he saw the chicken in the trainers hands Zimba came towards the trainer. It was a great session. High value treats do make a big difference. Focus: Distraction 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 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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