Zoltan was very excited to start training today. We continued working on his confidence with the crate as well as some other fun skills.
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: Zoltan worked on his place skill to start the day. We worked nearby Zimba to use as a distraction, having him overlook the session. We put Zoltan on a long line, getting him to stay on place as we walked away from him, keeping him on at the full length of the distance. Zoltan hopped off early a few times at the start of the lesson but as we practiced, he started to stay on even when we got the full 15-20 meters away. We then practiced sending him to the bed from further and further away. This is where Zoltan got a bit confused, needing us to be fairly close to the bed. We managed to get him to head towards the bed from up to 7 steps away. Zoltan took a bit of time to make his way to the bed, but would always hop on.
|Skill learnt: Crate Training
|Comment: Zoltan continued with his crate training in the classroom, showing less hesitancy to walk himself in. At the beginning of the lesson, he showed he still wasn't comfortable with the crate yet, although quickly walking his front two paws in. After a bit of practice, we managed to get Zoltan to walk himself in completely. It took a little bit of practice and a bit of guidance with the lead, but we managed to get him to walk himself in multiple times, finishing the lesson with him completely walking himself in on his own.
|Skill learnt: Crate Training
|Comment: Zoltan had some fun with his weave skill, doing a revision lesson as well as starting to chain repetitions together, getting him to go through our legs multiple times before getting the treat. Zoltan was a bit slow at first, making his way through our legs slowly. As we continued our practice, Zoltan started to go through our legs quickly when asked. He had a habit of stopping in between our legs, not wanting to make his full way through. After some repetition, Zoltan was going all the way through our legs to complete the skill. We started getting him to go through twice before his treat and finally getting him to complete 3 repetitions before his treat. By the end of the lesson, he was weaving through every time.
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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