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  • Writer's pictureReine Melnick

Chopper | Chocolate Labrador | Lake Sherwood, CA | In-Training

Meet Chopper! A Five month old Chocolate Labrador from Lake Sherwood, Californa. He is here for a two week board and train to work on sharpening his basic commands and leash manners! Stay tuned for his 2 week transformation!


Pupdate 05/30/2021

Today Chopper and I spent the day getting acquainted with each other. I decided to take him on a short walk around my neighborhood to get more comfortable around each other. I started working on a little bit of crate training and he caught on really fast and slept really well while inside of it! Chopper is a such a sweet boy, and is super eager to learn! He wasn’t to interested in his lunch today, which is normal for his first day away from home. Tomorrow we will work up an appetite, and get him going!! Stay tuned for tomorrow’s Pupdate!!


Pupdate 5/31/2021

Today Chopper and I went to Hacienda Park to start learning the foundations for Heel, Sit, and Recall! He did awesome learning quickly and with mild distractions! He is a very smart dog and super eager to keep learning! Can't wait to see what the next few days bring! Keep up the great work Chopper! So proud of you!


Pupdate 6/1/21

Today Chopper went to Hacienda Park to continue his work with his commands and even stayed calm and respectful with lots of dogs around and people! He did awesome staying relaxed while getting affection from the other trainers and is learning that doing so gets more rewards than being hyper and rambunctious! I added pumpkin to his food to help him be more interested in eating and it worked! Stay tuned for more PUPDATES!!


Pupdate 6/2/2021

Today we went to Rodeo Drive to work on his Heel command around small distractions! He did really well responding and listening to his commands even when another trainer was walking him around! The reason for this swap for a few minutes is to make sure he understands that whomever is working him THE RULES are the same! This will help for when he goes home and you're handling him on a leash or off-leash! Rules don't change even if the handler is different!! Good Job Chopper!


Pupdate 6/3/2021

Today we went to Westfield Century Mall to work on his loose leash Heel work while lots of people and dogs walked by him! He did amazing with not getting to excited to the point where he would lose his impulse control and instead stayed focused on his commands that were given! He also worked on his place command and getting comfortable climbing on elevated areas and remaining in a calm state of mind! He is such a good boy and loves to work! Great job Chopper!


Pupdate 6/4/2021

Today I took Chopper to Lowes to work on his heel work to help him stay calm even if people are super close to him! This will help him not get so unraveled with excitement and stay focused on his commands! He did really well and and stayed relaxed!


Pupdate 6/5/2021

Today Chopper went to Van Nuys Park to continue his commands with HIGH distractions! He did amazing while in his Heel while kids were running around and playing! He stayed calm and performed very well!


Pupdate 6/6/2021

Today Chopper went to El Cariso Community Regional Park to work on his offleash work! He did amazing and I'm beyond proud of his progress! Keep up the great work Chopper!!!


Pupdate 6/7/2021

Chopper worked on his offleash Heel, Recall, Down, and Sit today in Hollywood! He did AMAZING listening while in crowds of people! He stayed focused on his job and performed PERFECT!


Pupdate 6/8/2021

So today Chopper went to The Grove to continue his Offleash work! In the video you will also see Chopper working with another trainer to help with transferability for his commands! He did extremely well and is doing amazing! He is such a smart boy and loves to learn! Great Job Chopper!


Pupdate 6/9/2021

Today Chopper went to The Outlets to work on his therapy evaluation and he did pretty well! While we were there we went on a walk to work on offleash basic obedience and he did perfectly while crowds walked by! He also did awesome practicing his duration down while we grabbed a quick bite! Once we got home I had him practice his place command while I walked in and out of the doorway while he remained in his command!!! He is doing awesome and is such a joy to work with!! GREAT JOB CHOPPER!!!!


Pupdate 6/10/2021

Today we went to Santa Monica Pier to work on finalizing Choppers commands around lots of people walking around! He is doing amazing and is such a great pup!


Pupdate 6/11/2021

Chopper worked super hard today at Santa Monica Pier! He has come such a long was the past 2 weeks! Couldn't be more proud of how he had developed in his training!


Pupdate 6/12/2021

Today Chopper finalized his manners video! Cant believe how amazing he has done during his two week B&T! He has come such a long way from day one to now! I am super proud of Chopper! He cant wait to show off his new skills to his parents tomorrow!!!! Great job Chopper!!!!!!!

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