Archie, a two year old German Shepherd/Husky Mix, has joined OffLeash SoCal for our One Week Board and Train program. Archie comes to us not walking properly on leash, reactivity towards people and dogs, jumping, nipping, and excessive barking. Over the week Archie will be working on his on leash obedience and manners. Check in to see his progress!
Archie is settling in well at my home. He was able to meet a few dogs through the fence. He wasn't reactive towards them, but wasn't interested in them. He sniffed them through the fence and quickly moved along.
Today Archie and I went to the park to work on his commands. We practiced Sit, Place, and Heel. He did very well and caught on to his new commands quickly. Heel is still a work in progress, but Archie is walking much better now, staying at my side and focusing on where I am walking. I let him meet my German Shepherd today. He didn't show any aggression towards her. He was very happy and playful.
Today Archie and I went back to the park to work on his obedience. We practiced more of Sit, Place, and Heel. We worked on two new commands: Down and Come to Sit. Come to Sit is a little tricky, but Archie is starting to get the hang of it. There were quite a few dogs at the park today, big and small. Archie did very well. He wasn't reactive towards any of them. He sat calmly as they pass by us.
Today Archie and I went to Lowes to work on his obedience around distractions. He was a bit distracted and nervous when we first got there, but as we walked around, he was able to relax and focus son his commands. He was a little nervous placing onto the wobbly cart, but we practiced until he felt confident to climb up on his own. He did well with people passing by us. He wasn't reactive towards any men.
Today Archie joined me on a shopping spree at The Citadel Outlets. He got to practice his obedience around high distractions. He did pretty well. He wasn't reactive towards any men. He was actually very friendly towards another OffLeash Trainer. Archie walked right up to him wanted to be pet. The only issue we had today was when someone let their little dog almost walk right up to Archie and I. I told them to move their dog, but didn't listen until Archie became reactive. It wasn't his fault, but once they started moving away, he stopped and went back to focusing on me. There was another little dog that passed by us, at a distance. Archie started to fixate on the dog, but once I gave him a tap on the ecollar and told him 'off', he stopped looking at the dog and refocused on me.
Today Archie and I went to the Block at Orange to work on his obedience around distractions. We met with other OffLeash SoCal trainers and their dogs, so Archie had some dog distractions to train around. He did good job. He was focused and obedient. He saw a few other dogs while we were there. He started to focus on them, but I told him 'off' and he looked away and went back to following his commands.
Today Archie and I stayed home to work on his training. We practiced all his commands. We worked on his duration and distance. We also worked on his door manners and food manners. Archie has done a great job with his training! He can't wait to go home tomorrow and show you everything he has learned!