Zimba's Doggy Dayschool Report

2023-11-30

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: Desensitisation Comment: I wasn’t too sure what Zimba would be unsure of so we decided to go for a little walk with him and just observe his behaviour. He didn’t like our food bin, which is where we keep all the dry kibble for the boarding dogs. So I just sat with him, rewarded him for being in the vicinity of the object that made him so uncomfortable but didn’t force him to interact with it. He didn’t forcefully want to leave the room but I could tell he didn’t want to be there. It was a step in the right direction, so for his “something fun” session I’ll do it around the bin for more positive association. Focus: Desensitisation B
Skill learnt: Recall Comment: For Zimbas recall I worked him outside around our groundskeeper. John, the groundskeeper had a fly net on as well and was mowing the lawn. We kept a fair distance because Zimba was very unsure of this man with the unusual hat on. He was very good at recall off John because he didn’t necessarily want to be anywhere near him. This worked well for us, and next time we will reduce distance and work closer. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Middle Position Comment: For something fun I decided to work with him around the bin doing “middle”. He wasn’t overly thrilled about this experience so I encouraged him with lots of verbal praise and rewards. We cut the session slightly short so he could decompress after a high stress situation. Focus: Repetition B

We recommend your next step should be…

Join our group O,C&C sessions

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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