Zimba did so well today, he worked really hard and was exhausted by the last session!
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: Paws Up (on object)||Comment: Zimba’s first session today was focused on his confidence with paws up. We know he can do paws up on the large step so we decided to change it up a little. we placed a yoga mat on top of the step but this proved too much. We decided to have just a small part covered with the mat and slowly make it bigger and bigger. Eventually we have the entire step covered and he was doing it really well. We were even able to have the entire mat folded on the step so it was super squishy and he stepped on it! This is great, introducing new textures for this skill is a great way to build his confidence.||Focus: Confidence||B+|
|Skill learnt: Recall||Comment: For his second session today Zimba worked on his recalls. We did this inside since there was another trainer and dog working at the same time. Zimba was a little bit distracted today but with a tiny bit of guidance he would turn around and trot back to the trainer. We focused on reducing the funny sounds to get his attention, and instead used only his name, “va” and his reward marker. Zimba did pretty good with this and would follow the trainer as soon as he realised what was happening. Keep practicing this with Zimba he is doing really well, since he is still a bit distracted inside it’s important not to rush outside just yet!||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For Zimba’s last session we took him outside to practice his loose lead and to also explore. We were able to walk him around the property exploring the paddocks and watching the animals. We came across a little clam paddle pool, Zimba was brave enough to sniff it and walk around it but not confident enough to dip his toes. We practiced his drops around the pool and he was okay with its presence. We moved on and just practiced his loose lead skill all around. It was overcast so it wasn’t super hot which allowed us to walk past the sheep and alpacas. He didn’t have much of a reaction toward them which is great! The more zimba can be exposed to the better, keep up the good work. He is showing such improvement with his confidence.||Focus: Confidence||B|
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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