Zimba's Doggy Dayschool Report


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: Trick Training Comment: We went over Zimba's wave skills, looking to increase the amount of waves he did in order to get the treat further. This will help increase the duration of the skill, eventually being able to get him to keep waving until we give him the release word. For now, we aimed for 4-5 repetitions before getting the treat. Zimba reacted better to the verbal and hand signal today, doing the skill a lot quicker each time. He had periods when he would get a bit lazy, trying to cheat by only doing a small single wave and trying to get the treat. By the end of the lesson, he was doing more waves more consistently. Focus: Repetition C+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: Zimba worked on some more loose lead walking in the paddock off lead. We went to the closed-in paddock on the other side of the training carpark. This paddock has had the sheep in it recently, so there was a lot of sheep poop around, which we used as a distraction for Zimba. This was challenging for him as he really wanted to sniff all the smells around, which led to him falling behind or walking away from our side to investigate every now and then. We focused on keeping the focus on us, rewarding him heavily for picking us over the distraction. Zimba got better as the lesson went on, spending more time with us. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Spin Comment: Zimba finished with some fun, working on his spin skill. We worked on getting him to complete the skill quicker today. We used just the hand signal and verbal, making sure he'd complete the skill without the treat in our hand. Zimba took a little bit of time but got the hang of this quickly. When he would spin, he would stop halfway every now and then. We practiced getting him to complete the spin in one go, as well as speeding up the sign otherwise, we would withhold the treat. Zimba took a little bit of time to understand but was doing better by the end of the lesson. Focus: Repetition B

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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 DoneĀ (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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