We spent our day with Zimba training outside, focusing on pushing his skills further. He was switched on for his first few lessons, although losing focus a bit during his last lesson. He had a fun time with each skill, doing his best for 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: Place Training
|Comment: Zimba went down to the training paddock to work on his place skill. We started on the long line but transitioned to the foundations of his off-lead work. We took him off the lead completely, sending him to and from the bed. Zimba stayed around the trainer the whole lesson, remaining on task. Zimba would lose his focus every now and then, sniffing the area around the bed, but ultimately making his way back onto the bed after a few seconds each time. When released, Zimba would sometimes refuse to leave the bed, but after some practice, he went on and off as the trainer asked.
|Skill learnt: Recall
|Comment: Zimba then went outside on our long line for a tour of the facility. We practiced his recall in new environments, testing how well he would engage. Zimba was switched on today, coming back reliably. He wanted to stay by the trainer's side, not venturing further than 3 meters away at a time. We put him in a sit or drop and walked 15-20 meters away before calling him back. He only refused to come back once when a smell caught his attention. We tried recalling him near other dogs in the paddock nearby, but he paid little attention to them, only engaging with the training.
|Skill learnt: Middle Position
|Comment: Zimba finished with his middle skill outside in the car park. He started the lesson well, engaging and completing the task consistently. When we got to halfway through the lesson, Zimba started losing engagement as he was working on the rocks of the car park, which he tends not to like the feeling of on his feet. We continued with the skill, getting his engagement on and off throughout the rest of the lesson. We then finished over on the grass, where Zimba started engaging completely again.
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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