Beckley | Brittany Spaniel | Thousand Oaks, CA | In - Training
Meet Beckley! A ten month old Brittany Spaniel from Thousand Oaks Ca, here attending our Two Week Board and Train Program! Beckley is a social pup that loves people and dogs, Beckley also loves to play fetch and give cuddles. Beckley also has a couple bad habits, such as pulling non stop on the leash, run away as soon as she gets out of the door of the house, and gets heavily distracted by birds. Over the next two weeks Beckley and I will be working on her generalizing her obedience commands on leash to off leash in different environments and settings, along with identifying her triggers and working past them. We will also be working on her manners in and out of the house daily! Tune in to watch Beckley's Progress over the next two weeks!
Today Beckley and I went to the local park by my house in San Dimas Ca, to get some training in around some other pups! Today we focused on engagement, getting Beckley’s attention on me. Along with engagement, Beckley and I worked on introduction to the ecollar tool, just teaching her what it is, and what the stimulation means. Right now i just want Beckley to feel the stimulation and to come into my space, which she is picking up quite well. Tomorrow we will work more on ecollar stimulation along with introducing to her a couple new commands.
Today Beckley and I went back to the local park by my house to get some more training in! Today we focused on pairing the Ecollar stimulation to the leash pressure from the prong. We focused on pairing the commands heel , sit , and down. Beckley did a great job at picking things up very quickly, we even started to add some duration to her sit and down commands as well! We will continue to work on pairing her commands along with adding some more commands in the near future!
Today Beckley and I went back to the local park by my house to get some more training in! Today we focused on working next to another dog, at first Beckley was very interest in the dog near her and would nonstop be fixated. We worked on working though that fixaction, teaching her that just because another dog is around, it doesn't mean we drop everything and play. One of Beckley's biggest distractions are other dogs, and birds. With that being said, Buckley and I will be working on coexisting with other dogs and animals on the daily basis, making is second nature to her to be around other animals. We will continue to add more and more distractions to our training! Beckley also did a great job at the " place " commmand! The place command is an command that directs the dog on a object, platform, or just anything big enough for them to get on and either sit or down on and relax. The place command is my favorite command, you can do it anywhere at anytime , and it helps teach the pup how to relax and hangout in public!
Today Beckley and I went on a walk around my neighborhood while working on our obedience, as well as some work on my driveway as well! Today we focused on Beckley responding to the ecollar mostly and less help from leash pressure for her commands, and she did great! Tomorrow we will start to work with no leash pressure and mainly ecollar! Beckley is also doing a great job at holding positions! At first she would get up as soon as I turned my back, after a couple corrections from the ecollar and putting her back into the desired command multiple times, she was able to pick it up and hold her place command for more the four minutes at a time. All done with noisy cars driving by behind her!
Today Beckley and I went to our local Lowes in San Dimas Ca, to get some training around some distractions from different sounds and smells! Today we focused on having Beckley respond to only the ecollar and not leash pressure, which she did amazing at! The only thing Beckley struggled a bit with was holding her down position at first, but after a couple of corrections and putting her back in the desired position with the stimulation, she was able to pick things up. Overall Beckley is doing a great job at responding to the stimulation well as well as picking up new commands such as “come”, which is just her recalling to our right side and loop around and sitting on our left heel side.
Today Beckley and I went to our local Pet Smart in San Dimas Ca, to get some more training in, today we focused on her obedience along with impulse control around other dogs and most importantly birds. I remembered you mentioned Beckley is very interested in birds and would non stop be fixated on them. We worked on having Beckley hold her position around the birds, then worked on getting her attention on me. Beckley was able to hold her position and relax around the birds for more then four minutes at a time, at first I did have to correct her with the ecollar a couple times, but after that she did great!
Today Beckley and I went on a structured walk in the morning and evening. During our walk we focused on our heel command along with the automatic sit when we come to a stop. Beckley did fairly well at the heel command but did an awesome job at the automatic sit. When we first started she would pull nonstop, but after a couple corrections with the Ecollar stimulation she was able to pick up the heel command just like she never forgot! In between our walks I allowed Beckley to play with my other board and train pup Maggie! Today we took it easy, tomorrow we will be back to learning new commands and adding more distractions to our training!
Today Beckley and I went to the local park by my house to get some more training in, today we focused on her obedience, along with desensitization to kids playing around on the playground. When we first got to the park she was very interested at the people and kids at the park playing. We worked on her holding her positions around the distractions, along with getting her focus and attention on me. Beckley also did a great job at leash dragging obedience and replying only on the ecollar. We will be taking the leash on very soon.
Today Beckley and I worked on our daily door manners in my house! We focused on having her wait patiently before entering, along with exciting the doorway as well! During the video, she was able to perform these tasks without a leash. Teaching Beckley door manners is very important because I noticed this was one of your concerns. That she would bolt out, as soon as the door opened. After I released her out the door, I utilized the ecollar tool, to get her back to my heel side. Then we contributed and Heeled to the door then continued to have her wait patiently before entering! Maggie is doing a great job at responding to the Ecollar stimulation, we will continue to clean up all of her obedience and get her completely off leash within these next few days.
Today Beckley and I worked at home on our obedience commands. We worked on her holding her positions while I cleaned around the house. Along with distractions from my other personals pups as well! Teaching her to relax and stay calm while holding her positions no matter where we are is very important. Beckley did a great job, she was able to hold her positions for more than five minutes at times just relaxing and hanging out!
Today Beckley and I went back to the park to get some more training in! Today we focused on off leash training! During our session, I was able to take the leash off of her and demonstrate all of her commands completely off leash and only using the ecollar to communicate. Even with the distractions we had at the park with people playing volleyball and countless birds flying over us, Beckley did a great job at responding to the ecollar. One thing we will work more on is her “come “ command. Later tonight and every day I will be sharpening up her “come” command and making the communication more clear to help guide her to the desired position!
Today Beckley and I met up with some of the offleash SoCal members at a local park in La Puente Ca to get some training in along with some board and train pups! Beckley is a pup that gets overstimulated very easily, whenever Beckley and I arrive somewhere we usually take about 10-15 minutes to warm Beckley up to all of her Ecollar commands before having her fully off leash. Today Beckley and I focused on all of our obedience commands off leash around distractions from other animals at the park and from the other board and train pups! Beckley did a great job at responding to the ecollar stimulation along with holding her positions and composure around distractions. Beckley did a great job and I’m proud of how far she has come! We will continue to proof her off leash obedience at different setting and environment!
Beckley and I went to another local park in Glendora Ca, to get some more training in! Today we focused on showcasing all of her obedience commands completely off leash around distractions from other animals at the park and my other board and train pup that Beckley loves to play around with! I did leave the leash on for the first 10 minutes just warning Beckley up before completely letting her off leash. Beckley has a clear understanding of all of her commands, tomorrow we will be adding more distractions by going to Huntington Beach to get some more training around distractions, before her big day on Saturday!
Today Beckley and I went to Claremont Village in Claremont Ca, to get some training alongside Maggie! I know we were supposed to go to Huntington Beach but I needed to help my family with some errands. At the village we worked on off leash obedience with only a short 4 foot slip leash dragging for security reasons just because we were next to a street. Beckley has a clear understanding of all of her commands including all of her daily manners in and out of the household. Beckley is a awesome pup and I had a great time working with her! She is very sweet loving and smart! I can’t wait to showcase her work for you guys tomorrow!