Zimba's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-02-18

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: Conditioning Comment: For his first session today we worked in the kitchen using all sorts of bowls and containers we could find. Zimba was quite hesitant of this new environment so we let him explore until he settled down. Once he did and showed some engagement with the trainer we were able to start putting his treats in different containers. The only one he ate out of was a plastic takeaway container. He was super hesitant of the dog bowls and plastic cat bowls but we scattered treats around them so he would get used to their presence. He was happy enough to take treats near the stainless steel bowls but if the lead or treat hit the bowl it made a funny noise he wasn’t to keen on. Keep practicing this with new containers and see how he goes. Focus: Conditioning X
Skill learnt: Recall Comment: For his second session today Zimba worked on his recalls outside on a normal length lead. He did pretty well today but to start with we needed to use a little bit of lead pressure to keep him engaged. After a few minutes though he was more focused on the trainer and we were able to just use our voice to call him to use. He is progressing in this skill but still needs work on his engagement when outside. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Conditioning Comment: For his last session today Zimba worked on some confidence building and also his container conditioning again. We used a child’s toy for the container conditioning, it’s a little pull cart which we filled with his cheese treats. He did show some interest in the cheese, eating a couple pieces out of it but he lost interest after that. We moved onto some paws up using the large step but covering it with different things like towels and yoga mats. He has progressed so well in his paws up skill! Focus: Conditioning X

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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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