Mr Zimba had lots of fun today! He showed some really good engagement with the trainer, enjoy the picture of Zimba fighting sleep…haha.
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: This first session focused on his hold skill. Zimba was so excited to get started and he loved the treats supplied. We kept the session super fun, moving around and exciting. Zimba did really well, while he mostly just grabbed the dumbbell then let go immediately he did have a few attempts where he actually bit and held it for 2 seconds! Its small but it is progress, try this at home - moving around and making it super engaging.
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: This session focused on his loose lead walking around distractions. We worked all over the property finding different distractions. The one we found distracted him the most was the cars driving past, so we walked down the driveway to get a bit closer. Zimba doesn’t often work in this area so it was a great opportunity to use the cars as distraction. He did really well, the higher value treats certainly help with his engagement.
|Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object)
|Comment: This last session focused on some paws up and finished with some loose lead around Zoltan (Zimba was very distracted by him today). We worked on getting Zimba to place his front feet on two seperate pods. It took a little while and lots of luring but eventually he did place his front feet on the pods! We decided to finish the session up doing some loose lead near Zoltan. As soon as he saw Zoltan he wanted to go to him, so we focused on his leash manners and rewarding engagement!
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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