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  • Writer's pictureAmanda Lascari

Bane | Husky/Retriever Mix | Thousand Oaks, CA | In-Training

Bane, a six year old Husky/Retriever Mix, has joined OffLeash SoCal for our Two Week Board and Train Program. Bane comes to us knowing some commands, not walking properly on leash, and having aggression towards other dogs. Over the two weeks Bane will be working on his off leash obedience and manners. Check in to see his progress.

 

Pupdate 10/22/2023

Bane is getting settled in at my home. He is a little nervous and curious of his new surroundings. I had him meet one of my dogs. He was fine sniffing her, but when she tried to smell him Bane tried snapping at her. So for now I will keep him separated from the rest of the pack.

 

Pupdate 10/23/2023

Today Bane and I went to the park to work on his commands. I introduced and conditioned him to the ecollar. We practiced commands Sit, Down, Place, and Heel. He did very well and caught on to his commands quickly. Heel is still a work in progress, but Bane is is walking much better, staying closer to my side and not trying to drag me.

I attached a video link of my ecollar tutorial. I didn't give you one at drop off, but you will be receiving it at our turnover lesson. Please review this video as many times as you need so you can become familiar with the training collar.

 

Pupdate 10/24/2023

Today Bane and I went back to the park to work on his commands. We practiced more on Sit, Down, Place, and Heel. We still need more practice with his Heel. He isn’t trying to pull or lead, but doesn’t want to stay close to my side. So we practiced alongside walls, to use as a barrier so Bane would stay close to my leg. We started working on his duration, holding his commands longer.

 

Pupdate 10/25/2023

Today Bane and I went to flowers to work on his obedience around distractions. He was quite nervous with all the noise and distractions. He was very cautious with his new surroundings. After walking around and practicing his commands, he was able to settle down and relax. We practiced all his commands and worked on his distance and duration. I had my sister assist me with training Bane. They practiced a new command, Come to Sit. This command is where Bane will come around the right side to the left and sit in the heel position. It can be a little tricky, but Bane is starting to get the hang of it.


 

Pupdate 10/26/2023




Today Bane and I trained at home. We practiced all his commands and worked on his distance and duration. We worked more on his Come to Sit, coming around to sit at my side. It is still a little tricky for Bane and he sometimes gets confused where to go if I distance myself too far from him. We will keep practicing until he gets the hang of it.


 

Pupdate 10/27/2023

Today Bane and I went to the park to work on his commands. We met with other OffLeash SoCal trainers and their dogs, so Bane had dog distractions to work around. Surprisingly he did bark or growl when the other dogs approached, but I could tell that he was uncomfortable. He was hesitant walking around them or being too close to the dogs. As we continued to train Bane was able to relax and not worry about the other dogs. We were able to all walk as a pack together. When the dogs weren’t around Bane did very well following his commands. We were able to practice semi-off leash, letting him drag the leash around while we trained. We will continue to practice around dogs and other distractions so Bane can become desensitized to his surroundings and not be

 

Pupdate 10/28/2023

Today Bane joined me on a little shopping spree at the mall. It was very crowded , so Bane had plenty of distractions to work around. When we first arrived he was pretty distracted and nervous with all the commotion going on around us, but as we walked around and trained Bane was able to relax a little and focus back on his commands. The crowd was too much for him, so we weren’t able to work semi-off leash. He received some compliments on his good behavior and sat nicely while people pet him. We passed by quite a few dogs walking around the mall. He did well with most of them. There was one husky that we came across that Bane fixated on. He got a tense as him and the other dog looked at each other while walking by. I told Bane off and gave him a tap on the ecollar and he stopped focusing on the husky and went back to following me.

 

Pupdate 10/29/2023

Today Bane and I went to the mall to work on his obedience around distractions. He did much better today, wasn’t as nervous. Bane got to see and train with his brother today. He was very happy to see him, even though his brother didn’t care as much. Bane was able to work semi-off leash. He was a little distracted by his brother at first, but eventually went back to focusing on his commands.

 

Pupdate 10/30/2023

Today Bane and I went to the park to work on his off leash obedience. We worked on his distance and duration. He did pretty well and followed through with all his commands. Bane was a little anxious, but as we trained he was able to settle down  and relax.

 

Pupdate 10/31/2023

 

Pupdate 11/1/2023

Today Bane and I went to a local shopping center to work on his commands. He did very well working off leash. Bane was focused and obedient. The only time he got startled and distracted was when a little dog in a stroller was barking at him. He did very well and did not  react towards the dog. Once the dog passed Bane went back to following his commands.


 

Pupdate 11/2/2023




Today Bane and I went to the shopping outlets to work on his off leash obedience. It wasn’t very crowded, which was great because Bane was more relaxed and not so anxious about his surroundings. We worked on all his commands, making them more clean and precise. Bane did a great job today!

 

Pupdate 11/3/2023

 

Pupdate 11/4/2023

Today Bane took the day off from training and he spent the day relaxing and playing before he goes home tomorrow. Bane has done an awesome job with his training! He can’t wait to go home and show you everything he has learned!





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