Zimba did well today, happily working for his first couple of lessons, excitedly getting back to work from the beginning of the day. As it started getting hotter, he decided he had enough for the day, finishing his last lesson a little slow.
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: Recall
|Comment: We took Zimba straight out to the car park on the long line to test where his recall was at. He was a bit distracted at first, ignoring the trainer to sniff around. We practiced for a little bit, focusing on getting his engagement. Zimba quickly started to focus on the task, sometimes taking a bit of time but always coming back eventually. We started focusing on getting him to come back quicker, with Zimba completing each repetition faster and faster.
|Skill learnt: Place Training
|Comment: We worked on Zimba's place skill in the car park on the long line, revisiting the skill as a refresher for Zimba. We practiced sending him to place from a distance. Zimba was a bit on and off with this skill at first, ignoring his trainer as well as very slowly going onto the bed. We put in some quick repetitions to remind Zimba of the rules of the skill. After a bit of practice, Zimba made his way onto the bed consistently, although taking his time with each repetition. Zimba did well with his duration, making sure he was released each time before stepping off the bed.
|Skill learnt: Trick Training
|Comment: Zimba had a bit of fun for his last lesson, doing a combination of his spin and middles. We tried combining the two, getting Zimba to go from his spin into his middles skill. Zimba started strong going from one skill to the other although quickly losing his enthusiasm as it was starting to get hot. At this point he decided he was done for the day, choosing to ignore the trainer's requests. We put some work into trying to get his engagement back, although only being able to get his focus back on and off. We made sure to give him some affection as the lesson finished, getting him to finish off on a high note.
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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