Boots | 6 Months Old | Yorkie | La Verne, CA | In Training
Boots is a 6 month old Yorkie who will be joining us for our two week board and train program. She is going to be learning some fundamental commands along with some potty training during her stay with us. We can't wait to start showing her progression.
After a long training day with Boots, we have found that she is very reluctant to walk on a leash with me. I have been spending time improving our trust so she is more willing to walk with me rather than laying on the floor or holding onto the leash with her front paws. We will be picking back up tomorrow where we left off by getting her more acclimated to walking with a leash on, then adding the E-Collar.
Boots has been improving with baby steps. She is getting more accustomed to wearing a collar and walking on a leash. We have been working hard on potty training. Keeping Boots in a very tight and consistent routine helps know when and where she should go potty.
Boots out today practicing a little command training. She won't sit without some assistance from me gently pressing her butt down to let her know exactly what I'm asking of her. She is rather sensitive to the E-Collar so I am using minimal corrections at low level stimulation.
Boots out heeling today on our walk. She is doing much better at following along with my pace but still gets moody some days and tries to resist for a short period of time. Her potty training is improving, she is making it through the night without going in her crate and is taking less time to go when it's time.
Boots out walking with me today. We walked a couple of miles which is the furthest Boots has made it without stopping. With the help of the E-Collar, she is willing to listen to commands.
Happy girl enjoying some sunshine. Boots is responsive to the training and the E-Collar, but without them she is extremely stubborn when it comes to following commands.
Invasion of privacy alert! Boots has definitely improved on her potty training game. I went from having to ask her to go potty many times and waiting for sometimes 20 minutes for her to finally go, to her going on command within a couple minutes on our walks. Keeping her in a strict routine helps her make it through the night without having an accident in her crate.