Advanced Training Report: ANDROS
[Photo from July '08]
Today I received Andros's 3rd report from Advanced Training. I thought it was rather good, and was pleased with it! He seems to be doing quite well! So here is the report!
Health: Andros is healthy!
Training/Commands in Progress:
Basic, Advanced (Ambulatory & Wheelchair)
Retrieve, Hold, Get (Ambulatory & Wheelchair)
Push, Light, Touch
Behaviors dogs has exhibited in Advanced Training:
Note from trainer on behavior: Andros is displaying excitable barking and whining in his kennel when other dogs are being let outside. This is not currently a concern. (same as last month)
Allows/Accepts Physical Handling/Grooming
Interacts appropriately with people
Walks nicely on leash
Field Trips: Pack training distraction exercise. We will begin regular field trips once the understanding of the retrieve is solid for most dogs.
Response to environmental sounds/auditory stimuli: Moderate
Response to novel stimuli/visual surprise: Moderate
Distraction in response to environmental stimuli: Moderate
Level of management required: Moderate
Response to motivation: High
Response to correction: High
Learning Rate: High
Status: 1st semester training
Feedback from Trainer: "Andros is moving quickly through the retrieve sequence. We began picking up items other than training dumbbells this week. This is great. He needs more confidence and time working next to the wheelchair as he appears slightly insecure. He is showing a very high willingness to learn and demonstrates a firm understanding of push (including accessible door buttons) and has generalized the "light" command."