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Pit Bull - Dog Training | Autzen | Los Angeles, CA

Autzen,​ the Pit Bull from Los Angeles​, CA went through the Balanced Canine Training SoCal Two Week Board & Train dog training program. Autzen was trained by ​dog trainer Haley Giwoff in Costa Mesa, CA​.

This is Autzen! She is a 5 month old Pit Bull from Los Angeles, CA. She is a very sweet and loving pup here with us for a 2 Week Board and Train program because she isn't able to focus with distractions, isnt great on the leash, and lacks confidence in public. I can't wait to see what she looks like after the next two weeks!


Pupdate 06/28/2020

Miss Autzen had a bit of a rough ride to the new digs! She got car sick like mom and dad said she would, but once we got to the house we got her all cleaned up! She got to check out the backyard and get settled in to the new situation. She hasn't been super hungry as of yet, but that's completely normal. She is such a sweet pup, I can't wait for her first lesson tomorrow!


Pupdaye 06/29/2020

Autzen had a long first day! We went on a long car ride to La Mirada to train at the park and the big girl drooled a TON but managed to hold her breakfast down! She is eating a little from eat meal but not so much yet. I do hope her appetite kicks in a bit more tomorrow. Otherwise she got 3 lessons today, introducing her to the E-collar, introducing her to the basics of her Recall, and the basics for her Heel. She is a sharp and spunky girl! She had a few moments of stubbornness here and there but overall made good progress. She is going to be on tired pup tonight!


Pupdate 06/30/2020

This mamma was working so hard today she was falling asleep on her feet! She is getting more and more used to the car, didn't get sick in either car ride today and didn't even drool on the way home! She worked on her Sit with dog distractions, the basics for her Heel, a couple Downs, and a ton of her Recall. She is such a sweet girl. She ate all of her dinner a most of her breakfast this morning. Still not at the ravenous appetite that I would like to see her at but is eating now. Her separation anxiety/kennel anxiety is getting better by the day. She is still quite the crier but is learning to settle down. Over all she is doing pretty awesome!


Pupdate 07/01/2020

Miss Autzen did a ton of work today and has been completely tanked all evening! We worked a lot on her Heel and her Place commands. She is getting more and more comfortable with separation from me, particularly within the Place command. While I was filming her on place I even had a passersby comment on how well behaved she is and wanted our number to get her pup trained too! She is eating well, still needing a bit of encouragement (cheese and heat) but eating nonetheless. She did get car sick on 1 out of 4 car rides today but I'll take it! She in particular has a much easier time with car rides once she has been worked a little, the tiredness seems to help the anxiety. She has already come so far for only 3 days, I can't wait to see what she is going to look like by the end of the week!


Pupdate 07/02/2020

Autzen's getting sharper everyday! We worked around some other dogs today as distractions working on her Heel, her auto Sit, and her Place commands. She is eating really well at this point. I am giving her a bit extra to accommodate the car sickness and lower appetite of the first couple days. Over-all she is making awesome progress!


Pupdate 07/03/2020

Autzen worked through a TON today! We worked on a little bit of everything in the back yard, but I was most proud of her working through her separation anxiety with her place command. At first when I put her on place and tried to walk away she would panic/bark/throw a tantrum but by the end of the lesson I was able to not only get to the other side of the yard but also pop in and out of the back door with out her breaking the command. her video is of her walking off leash with me through the weave poles, showing off those distance Place skills, and Recalling to me from her Place. She is coming along! I am so proud of all her progress!


Pupdate 07/04/2020

Autzen did some confidence building today! She conquered the A frame! She was pretty scared of getting up on it at first but after some help and a couple tries she started to love it. She will now sprint up and over it like a champ! She is doing very well with all the firework noises and is eating with out any added cheese now. Her kennel anxiety is pretty much isolated to when one of the other dogs is out to potty and she isn't. She has come so far in the first week!


Pupdate 07/05/2020

Miss Autzen is coming along! we worked with the leash on the ground for all her lessons today! Her recall is a little less sharp with out the lead to guide her but we will work on that tomorrow! Otherwise her Heel is looking sharper and sharper each session, her Sit is now being expanded to include distance/duration, and she is getting better and better about filtering out distractions! Her car anxiety was almost non-existent today, she didn't even drool! She is relaxing in the kennel, sleeping through the night, and eating well!


Pupdate 07/06/2020

The baby girl is doing awesome! She worked on her Place and Recall commands at the shopping center today. We are getting quite a bit of distance and duration with her Place command and her Recall without leash tension is getting cleaner with each repetition! She even maintained her place perfectly while a big poodle walked by today!


Pupdate 07/07/2020

Miss Autzen is doing great! She has all of her commands and we are just working on getting them stronger and sharper! She is doing all kinds of distance and duration with all her commands and I am so excited to see how much further I can get her in the next few days!


Pupdate 07/08/2020

Autzen is doing great! We started practice for her final video and she has all her commands down! She is still pretty enthusiastic about her recall when she is recalling from really far away, but we will work on this over the next couple days!


Pupdate 07/09/2020

The big mamma is working with out a lead now! She did an awesome session at the park today working on her "Place to Place" which is when she goes from "Placing" on an object to "Placing" on a different one on command. She is doing longer and longer duration's and further and further distances. I am so proud of this girl!


Pupdate 07/10/2020

This girl did her final video today! She did so awesome! I was so proud of all shes learned. We are going to miss her when she goes home this weekend!


Pupdate 07/11/2020

This girl did a bit more work for her final video today! The lighting wasn't the greatest yesterday and princess Autzen deserves the best! She also got to teach one of our new trainers all about final videos while we were at it! She is all packed up to go home in the morning! She is such a sweet girl and is going to be over the moon to see mom and dad in a few hours!


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