Zimba had a bunch of fun today. We did a bit of work around his brother for a distraction as well as some fun going through our confidence course. Zimba was on the ball all day, doing his best for his treats.
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 started with Zimba's recall, working on recalling him past his brother Zoltan. We put Zoltan in place midway between us and Zimba as a distraction. We then put Zimba in place on one side of the room, making our way to the other. We then called Zimba to us, getting him to ignore his brother on the way through. Zimba happily ran past his brother to us the majority of the time, getting distracted a couple of times on his way back but coming quickly more times than not. Zimba would stop and sniff or go for treats on the ground periodically instead of coming back immediately but as the lesson went on he became more reliable. He only got up early from his drop once or twice, remaining in the skill until his recall almost every time.
|Skill learnt: Obstacle Course (Confidence Building)
|Comment: Zimba went down to the confidence course to do some laps in between the rain. He was a bit slow at first, a little unsure of the course, but after a few slow laps, he started zooming around the course. He would have a run around before stopping and then zooming around again, tackling each obstacle with enthusiasm. As we got to the end of the lesson, Zimba was happily doing laps of the course.
|Skill learnt: Trick Training
|Comment: Zimba finished with the Ta-Da! Skill for some fun. We used a treat to lure him up onto our leg one paw at a time. Zimba was a bit confused at first, trying to go under the leg instead of onto it. He started jumping up consistently for the treat. He took his time between repetitions but as soon as he was ready, he would go again. We started trying to phase out the treat, finishing the leading getting him to jump up then paying him from the other hand.
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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