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  • Writer's pictureAmanda Lascari

Archie | French Bulldog | Los Angeles, CA | In-Training


Archie, a one year old French Bulldog, has joined OffLeash SoCal for our Two Week Board and Train program. Archie comes to us with some aggression issues. He will try to lunge and bite people. He has bitten one of the owners. He lacks following commands, pulls on the leash while walking, and is easily distracted out in public. Over the two weeks Archie will be working on his obedience and manners. Check in to see his progress!


 

Pupdate 9/17/2023



Archie is settling in at my home. He is getting use to the crate. He was a bit vocal in the car, but after a few minutes he settled down and stopped barking. He did very well meeting the rest of my pack. I let him meet my family as well. He was okay with them for the most part. He did try to nip at my sister and boyfriend, but I corrected him and told him ‘no’ and he stopped. I tried feeding him but he didn’t have much of an appetite. I will try again later tonight to see if he will want to eat.


 

Pupdate 9/18/2023

Today Archie and I went to the park to work on his obedience. I introduced and conditioned him to the ecollar. We practiced commands Sit and Place. Archie is a smart boy and a very quick learner, but he is very stubborn when he doesn’t want to do something. Archie isn’t used to following through or having to do what he is told, so you can see in the video he tries to resist, throw a tantrum, and even try to snap at me because I am having him follow through with what I am asking of him. It didn't take long for him to understand and he even completed the commands the first time I ask him. He didn’t want to eat his meal this morning, but ate it for lunch after building up an appetite from training. He ate most of his night meal as well. He is enjoying the crate and going in without a fuss.


 

Pupdate 9/19/2023

Today Archie and I went to the park to work on his obedience. We practiced more of his Sit and Place commands. We started working on his heel. It is still a work in progress, but he is walking much better now. Archie is staying closer to my side and paying more attention to where I am going. He is still trying to be stubborn and not listen at times, but not as bad as yesterday. He is starting to realize that I’m more stubborn than him and will ensure sure he follows through with his commands.


 

Pupdate 9/20/2023

Today Archie and I went to the outdoor mall to work on his obedience around distractions. He was a little distracted when we first arrived, but as we walked around and trained, he was able to settle down and focus on his commands. He did very well around all the people distractions.

 

Pupdate 9/21/2023

Today Archie and I went to the park to work on his obedience. We worked on a new command, Come to Sit. This command can be a little tricky, but Archie started to get the hang of it. Archie is getting a little better with my family. He is fine being around them, unless they try to approach or engage with him then he will try to lunge or bark at them. Now that he knows more people work with Archie, so he becomes more comfortable around and learn to take direction from people. As of right now he knows that he can’t push his weight around and be naughty, like he normally does, with me. He knows he has to respect me. I want him to learn that he has to respect every person we have around him.

 

Pupdate 9/22/2023

Today Archie and I stayed home for training. We practiced all his commands. I used his friends as a distraction and let them play while Archie and I trained. He was a little distracted by his buddies at first, but as we continued to work he was able to focus and follow his commands. We also worked on Archie’s door manners when guest arrive, teaching him to go to his place and wait until your guest come inside and you release him to say hello. He is not allowed to rush to the front door to greet guest.

 

Pupdate 9/23/2023

Today Archie and I went to the park to work on his commands. He did very well in the beginning, listening to all his commands. Once he starts getting tired, he will try to stop in his tracks and not want to listen. I had my sister work with Archie today. He was a little stubborn with her but for the most part he followed through with all the commands she gave him.

 

Pupdate 9/24/2023

Today Archie and I went to a local shopping center to work on his commands. He did a great job staying focused and obedient. The only thing that was caused him to be distracted was a skateboard. He tried to chase after it a few times as the kid rode past us. We worked more on his greeting manners. I had my brother and sister’s boyfriend approach and pet him. I allowed Archie to sniff them first so he could be more comfortable with them. Instead of reaching over Archie’s head I had them pet him on his back and side. He did great with my sister’s boyfriend. Archie was fine with my brother petting him at first, but then tried to snap at him.

 

Pupdate 9/25/2023

Today Archie and I went to the park to work on his obedience. We met with other OffLeash SoCal trainers and their dogs, so Archie had plenty of people and dog distractions to work around. I had one of our other trainers work with Archie. Archie did try to snap the trainer and gave him a hard time with training. Once he realized that the trainer wasn’t going to give in to his tantrums and naughty behavior, Archie stopped resisting and began to listen and follow commands. The trainer was  able to pet Archie a few more times without being snapped at.

 

Pupdate 9/26/2023

Today Archie and I went to Long Beach to work on his obedience around distractions. We  went to the outdoor shopping mall and also worked around the harbor. He did very well. He was focused and obedient. After training, Archie joined me and my sister out to lunch, where he practiced his duration down around people distractions. He mostly slept during lunch since he was pooped out from training. I gave him a bath when we got home and fed him his flea medication.

 

Pupdate 9/27/2023

Today Archie and I went to the park to work on his obedience. We practiced all his commands and worked on his distance and duration. At home we worked on his door manners, teaching Archie to not pass thresholds until given permission. I tried working in the out command with Archie, but he wasn’t interested in any of his toys or bones. He was too tired from all the training we did earlier in the day. I will try again later this evening when has more energy.

 

Pupdate 9/28/2023

Today Archie and I went to the shopping outlets to work on his obedience around distractions. He did pretty well around all the people distractions. He did react once to someone that approached and tried to pet him without asking me. Archie tried to snap at the man, but corrected him and he stopped.

 

Pupdate 9/29/2023

Today Archie joined me on a little shopping spree at the mall. He worked on his obedience around many people distractions. He did very well. He was focused and obedient. Archie received quite a few compliments on how well behaved he is. Some people wanted to pet him, but I didn’t let them. Instead i told them they could talk to Archie while he approached and sniffed them.

 

Pupdate 9/30/2023

Today Archie and I trained at home. We worked on all his obedience commands and worked on his distance and duration. I let his friends be a distraction while we trained. He did pretty well staying focused and following his commands. We worked on his out command, dropping things he has  in his mouth. I feel this is important for him to know, not only for his safety and not getting sick, but for everyone safety as well. We don’t want to have to chase or fight with him to take something out of his mouth or want him to bite if we need to take away whatever he has. He actually caught on pretty quickly which is great!

 

Pupdate 10/1/2023

Today Archie and I went to the outdoor mall to work on his obedience. He did very well. He was focused and obedient. At home we practiced more on his out command. I had a friend that came over to the house. Archie got to meet her. I let him approach and sniff her first. Once he felt more comfortable around her, I had my friend pet Archie. He let my friend pet him, even though he was a little unsure. When she stopped I praised and rewarded Archie with a treat.

 

Pupdate 10/2/2023

I’m glad we were able to meet today to work with Archie. I feel like there was some great improvement! No biting or growling, which is awesome! He was a little stubborn with dad, but you were firm and made sure Archie followed through with the commands you asked of him. Once Archie realized you were not going to let him get away with not listening, he became more responsive and did his commands the first time you asked.

 

Pupdate 10/3/2023

Today Archie and I went to the park to work on his obedience commands. We met with other OffLeash SoCal trainers and their dogs, so Archie had plenty of people and dog distractions to work around. I had the other trainers handle Archie today. As expected, he wasn’t he wasn’t to happy with taking direction from strangers. He was stubborn and threw his little tantrums, but once he realized the trainers weren’t backing down he gave and and started listening. For the most part they were able pet him. You can see when the trainer pet close to Archie’s face, under the chin, that is when he tried to bite. He did try to bite the other trainer once as well, after a few good minutes of being pet.

 

Pupdate 10/4/2023

Today Archie joined me while I ran some errands. I had my mom assist me and work with Archie. He wasn’t perfect with all his commands, but responded pretty well to her. He followed through with every command she gave him. Archie allowed her to pet him. We had a women approach us that started talking to Archie. I could tell he wasn’t to thrilled about her, but Archie sat patiently and watched her as she spoke to him.

 

Pupdate 10/5/2023

Today Archie had an upset tummy. I noticed he had soft stool, so we stayed home to train. We practiced all his commands and worked on his duration and distance. I used his buddies as a distraction and let run around and play while we trained. He did a good  job ignoring his friends and staying focused. I fed him some pumpkin to help settle his tummy. I will keep an eye on him and see how he’s feeling tomorrow.

 

Pupdate 10/6/2023

Today was way too hot to go out and train, so we stayed home and worked on his commands. I had my boyfriend handle Archie today. Archie responded very well to him. Even though he was a little stubborn with his commands, he didn’t try to put up a fight or throw a tantrum. Archie let my boyfriend pet him without trying to lunge or bite him. Archie’s stool is not quite back to normal yet, but is starting to look better. I gave him some more pumpkin and probiotic.

 

Pupdate 10/7/2023

Today I took Archie to the park to work on his obedience. I had my boyfriend handle Archie again. Archie snapped and barked at him when in the crate, but once I got him out of the car he was completely fine. He let my boyfriend pet him without any issues. Archie’s stool is back to normal.

 

Pupdate 10/8/2023



Today Archie and I did some light training at home. We practiced all his commands. We worked on his food manners. He spent the rest of huge day playing and socializing with his friends before he goes home tomorrow. I gave him a bath so he could nice and clean when he sees you. Archie has don’t a great job with his training! He can’t wait to go home to show you everything he has learned!

 

Pupdate 10/8/2023

Today Archie and I did some light training at home. We practiced all his commands. We worked on his food manners. He spent the rest of huge day playing and socializing with his friends before he goes home tomorrow. I gave him a bath so he could nice and clean when he sees you. Archie has don’t a great job with his training! He can’t wait to go home to show you everything he has learned!


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