Zoltan was amazing again, as usual! He worked in the play pen with his brother today and even tried out yet another new skill!
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."
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|Skill learnt: Trick Training
|Comment: For his first session the trainer wanted to really activate Zoltan for the rest of the day so did some fun skills with him that he hasn’t done in a while, this will both test him and activate him! The first skill was his peek-a-boo skill, even though we haven’t done this with him in a while he had no trouble what so ever doing this skill happily sticking his head through the trainers arms each time! This was a fantastic way to get him motivated and locked on! The trainer then moved on to paws up, he had a bit more trouble with this due to his size so the trainer made sure to use a object that Zoltan was easily able to get his paws up on to, the trainer would like to work up to Zoltan push things like the skate board last time he was in, by the end of the session he was easily putting his paws up onto the wooden box stage!
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: For his second session today the trainer wanted to utalise his brother Zimba in his training. Initially they took him on a loose lead walk while the other dogs had been let out for the afternoon, however none of these dogs seemed to bother Zoltan at all, he followed the trainers commands and walked nicely next to them the entire time. In order to try get some boisterous behaviour out of Zoltan the trainer decided to go into the play pen where zimba was and use him as a distraction. As soon as the trainer entered the yard Zimba tried playing with Zoltan, the trainer however was very impressed with Zoltan’s ability to stop playing and focus on the trainer, it silly Zimba was very high energy however as the session went on the trainer believes he could see what they were trying to do and actually calmed down and started following behind the trainer and Zoltan! Just keep in mind, confidence in these situations is key, zimba and Zoltan have done enough work with Sam to identify when he is being serious and they respect that, confident commands and movements will get the boys behaving while out on walks together, and if they do work each other up to much seperate them.
|Skill learnt: Trick Training
|Comment: For his last session today the trainer wanted to end on some fun but he was also getting rather tired and disconnected by this time. So in order to keep him interested the trainer first started with a new skill, since when teaching a new skill there is a lot of rewarding involved it’s a great way to get the dogs attention back again! The new skill the trainer worked on was his selfie skill, usually the dog puts their paws up on the shoulders then rests their head against the shoulder as well however since Zoltan is so tall the trainer was able to just have him stand and do this! He did well with the basics, catching on that he needs to leave his head on the trainers shoulder before being rewarded however he is still early days with this skill and needs to better the basics. The day was ended on a big positive as the trainer did Ta-Da with Zoltan successfully getting him to get up on the trainer knees which for Zoltan who is big and balance doesn’t come easy to this was an amazing feat! The trainer was very happy with him today and can’t wait to see him again Saturday morning for some more basic obedience!
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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