Zimba worked hard at his skills today, absolutely smashing all of his obedience as well as his trick training.
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: Zimba went out to the training yard to work on his recall, doing a revision session. We put him on our longest lead and started from a few meters away. We quickly progressed to being able to recall him from the full length of the lead. There were a couple of times Zimba didn't come back straight away, but after a little bit of practice, he was coming back at full steam, going straight into a sit in front of us. By the end of the lesson, Zimba would quickly complete the skill with no protest.
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down
|Comment: Zimba made his way back outside on the long line, working on his drop skill with some distance. We practiced getting him into position and walking away, getting him to stay down in the drop even when we were up to 10 meters away. Zimba did very well with this skill, only getting up before his release the one time. We practiced some distractions, running past him as well as rolling in the grass with him, but this didn't deter him, with Zimba staying in the skill. We then practiced throwing some treats nearby him, which got his attention but had no effect; Zimba stayed down until his release word.
|Skill learnt: Ring a Bell
|Comment: Zimba finished the day off with the ring the bell trick, focusing on how hard he was pulling the rope. Zimba happily grabbed the rope every time as he tried ringing the bell, although not pulling it hard enough to get a proper ding. We focused on only paying him when the bell rang properly. Zimba's motivation didn't waver though, as he continually tried ringing the bell for treats. As the lesson went on, he started pulling the rope harder more consistently, getting more dings in a row as the session went on.
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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