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  • Writer's pictureSheena Chavez

Cash | English Cream Retriever | Claremont, CA | In-Training


Meet Cash! Cash is a seventeen month old English Cream Retriever from Claremont California that is joining us for a two week board and train. Cash understands basic obedience, but frequently has selective listening when being asked to do something. Cash enjoys swimming, jumping up to greet strangers, rolling in the gravel of the yard when wet, and not coming when called.

Stick around and watch this playful guy become the obedient pup his family has always wanted.

 

Pupdate 10/3/2022



Cash settled in well and instantly got along with the other pups. They enjoyed time running around playing in the backyard. After giving him the day to adjust to his new environment his training will begin tomorrow!

 

Pupdate 10/4/2022

Today cash and another off leash trainer worked on beginning stages of e-collar conditioning! We worked on having him recall, pairing the stimulation with the verbal command. For recall we ask him to come then sit once he is guided to our left-hand side. He did really great so we started to add some duration with his sit. For duration sit, Cash is to hold his position until he hears his release command, which is Break!

 

Pupdate 10/5/2022





Today cash went to The Home Depot, Costco, and the Shops of Orange. At each location we focused on sit or down only, but with low to mid-level distractions.


Cash displayed a mild level of anxiety at each stop today. He panted excessively, had excessive saliva, and was rather jumpy with environmental noises. To be fair, Cash is in a new home, with new rules, etc., so what we saw today may have roots in his living changes.


Nevertheless we will continue to be out in public working with Cash to reduce his nervousness when out in public plus hold him accountable for the proper obedience.

 

Pupdate 10/6/2022

Today Cash, Ozzy, and Andy went to the Fashion Island outdoor mall. We continued to work on distraction training while adhering to the obedience commands delivered by the handler. The video depicts Cash heeling, sitting, and downing all with distractions. Overall, Cash did very well working on rather low numbers despite the distractions around him.

As previously discussed, Cash continues to have some level of anxiety, which continues to manifest itself in various ways. Cash has increased breathing rate when not moving, increased salivation, vomiting (without being given food), and licking between his front paws excessively. We will continue to monitor the situation providing the most up to date information on his progress.




 

Pupdate 10/7/2022

Please listen to the audio on today's video for Cashs' update on his progress.

 

Pupdate 10/8/2022





As most days, Cash is let outside to relieve himself upon awakening. Today I was looking out the window and could see Cash and Ozzy rolling around having puppy play time this morning. They have become fast friends and very much enjoy each other's company.


Today we went on the 4.5 mile, roundtrip, walk to Starbucks. Cash was off leash until we got to Whittier Blvd. and Idaho Ave. At that point Cash was hearing car and truck noise and started to become fearful. I leashed him up and we made it to Starbucks. Prior, Cash was a model student walking next to me not pulling, sitting at corners; everything I could have asked for. The distractions were low, but he nonetheless did very well.


Seizing on the need to continue the distraction work with Cash we walked back along Whittier Blvd. to Cypress Street before turning North. Cash was less reactive to the cars, trucks, bikes, and pedestrians than I had anticipated.

This afternoon we worked on basic obedience back in the driveway so that we can make sure it is correct each time we go out.


 

Pupdate 10/9/2022

Cash practiced his off-leash work around the neighborhood today. As something catches Cashs’ attention it is imperative that we, as the handler, quickly gets his attention back on us and remind him of the task at hand. By this we immediately utilize verbal commands and the e-collar stimulation simultaneously. Consistency is key! Cash is getting the hang of coming to an automatic 'sit' when coming to curbs while on our walks as well!

 

Pupdate 10/10/2022

Cash has been working on jumping onto objects since day one. Cash typically has been putting his front paws on objects, then the trainer hoists his back legs the rest of the way. This can prove heavy on a repeated basis, not to mention it looks somewhat awkward. Today we have solved the jumping riddle and present the new and improved Cash!

It is a little hard to tell, but because of the rough housing in the yard Cash has a scab under his chin, at the top of his neck. It has scabbed, so not entirely new, but I felt it today. It won’t interfere with training

 

Pupdate 10/11/2022






Today, Cash, Trainer Hector and I went to Hollywood Blvd. for distraction training. We got there well before the big crowds arrived to give Cash the opportunity to work at a high, but not crazy level of distractions. Overall Cash did well, he managed the crowds, walked over the subway (that's a thing in this part of Los Angeles) grating with little to no effort, climbed on the stationary objects, and posed for pictures. Cash did react to the air brakes on the tour busses, the motorcycle exhaust noise (echos off the buildings), and the overly loud automobiles that cruise this particular section of Hollywood.

 

Pupdate 10/12/2022




Today Cash was helping our new board and train Kona. They get along very well playing and working with each other. Cash has almost become a big brother to her! While working Kona, Cash also partakes in the work to show Kona how it’s done. When Kona first arrived, Cash did great welcoming her into the pack.

 

Pupdate 10/13/2022


Today Cash took a trip out to the Century City Mall to preform all of his commands off leash! He does an amazing job with a just a couple of small mistakes. When he first entered the elevator, he was a bit cautious but overcame his nervousness!

 

Pupdate 10/14/2022




Cash took a trip to the Block of Orange. He was able to work off leash while meeting with other trainers and their dogs. Whenever we first arrive somewhere we take a couple of laps and some time for him to adjust to his new environment. This helps Cash be more familiar with the area and be more confident overall. He had no issues working off leash whatsoever!

 

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