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  • Writer's pictureAmanda Lascari

Daisy | English Pointer | San Pedro, CA | In-Training

Daisy, six month old English Pointer, has joined OffLeash SoCal for our Three Week Board and Train program. Daisy comes to us with typical puppy behaviors: little knowledge of commands, being easily distracted out in public, jumping to greet, counter surfing, leash pulling, digging, chewing, etc. Over the three weeks Daisy will be working on her off leash obedience and manners. Check in to see her progress!

 

Pupdate 8/6/2023

Daisy is settling in well at my home. She wasn't a big fan of the car ride and got a little car sick. We stopped at a park so I could see how her obedience is out in public. She is definitely interested in her surroundings. Every bird that flew by she would try to run and chase after. I'm going to let her get use to her new surroundings and tomorrow we will begin her obedience training.

 

Pupdate 8/7/2023

Today, Daisy and I went to the park to work on commands. We practiced Sit, Place, and Heel. She did very well with Place. Heel is still a work in progress, but she is walking much better, staying closer to my side and watching where I am going.

 

Pupdate 8/8/2023

Daisy and I went to the park today. We worked on place, sit, heel, and a new command, come to sit. She was a little distracted with all the dogs around, but overall did well learning a new command. Daisy did well holding commands longer especially with all the distractions.


 

Pupdate 8/9/2023

Today Daisy and I went down to the beach to work on her obedience around distractions. She was a bit overwhelmed with all the distractions around us, especially the birds. As we walked around and practiced her commands, she was able to settle down and focus. Daisy did well around the bikes, people, and dogs.

 

Pupdate 8/10/2023

Daisy and I went to Lowe’s to work on her obedience with more distractions. There was a lot of noise and commotion and she was very curious with her surroundings. When we had gone outside to the garden area she was even more distracted with all the smells. I made sure she stayed focused and followed through with all her commands. We are still working on her duration. She does well holding without distraction but with distractions she tries to break command.

 

Pupdate 8/11/2023

Today Daisy and I went to the park to work on her commands. We were able to practice semi-off leash. I let her drag the leash around while we practiced. She did pretty well. We need to tighten up a few of her commands and work a little more on her focus before Daisy can start working completely off leash. The biggest struggle we are having is her hunting drive. She will focus on any bird, bug, leaf, etc. at moves, causing her to not pay attention to her commands. But we will continue to practice and improve.

 

Pupdate 8/12/2023

Today Daisy joined me on a little shopping spree at Glendale Galleria. There was an event going on so we got to work with lots of distractions. She did well with her duration down, sit, and place commands, even with people passing close by her. The hardest distraction she had was when someone allowed their dog to approach her when we were training. It was not Daisy’s fault but once I called her name she turned back to me and continued on with her training. We still need to practice with her heel. Daisy tends to walk ahead and look around at the distractions, but with our practice today she is showing improvement. She received a few compliments on how well behaved and cute she is.

 

Pupdate 8/13/2023

Daisy and I went to Lowe’s to work on her commands out of the heat and around distractions. She worked semi-off leash. She did pretty well. Daisy did try to walk ahead a few times, but I made sure she slowed down and stayed at my side. She did much better at holding her commands.


 

Pupdate 8/14/2023




Today we went to the Block of Orange to work on Daisy’s obedience around distractions. She did pretty well, we were able to work semi-off leash. She is getting better with her duration and focus. The only time she became distracted was when two little dogs were lunging and barking at her. She had gotten startled and barked back. I told her ‘off’, she turned her focus back on me, and continued on with her training.

 

Pupdate 8/15/2023

Daisy and I went to the park to learn a new command, under. This is where you point under an object like a chair, table, bench, etc. and Daisy will lay under it. Daisy was very quick to learn under. She was a little hesitant at first but as I assisted her under the table she learned that it is safe to lay there. She struggled laying in one spot as she got under the table and move out from the other side, but as I kept telling her down right when she got under, she understood where she needed to go.

 

Pupdate 8/16/2023

Daisy and I went to a local shopping center to work on her obedience. She did very well. Daisy worked completely off leash today! She was focused and obedient. She received a few compliments on how well behaved she is off leash.

 

Pupdate 8/17/2023

Daisy and I stayed home to train. We practiced all her commands. We worked on her duration and distance. I used her friends as a distraction and let them play while we trained. We started practicing her door manners, teaching her that she needs to wait at thresholds until permission.


 

Pupdate 8/18/2023






Today Daisy and her buddy, Monte, joined me on a little shopping spree at The Citadel Outlets. They got to practice their commands as a pack and work around people distractions. It was Monte's first day training out around distractions, so Daisy showed him how he should act out in public. She helped him more comfortable and confident as they trained together, since Monte is timid out in public. Daisy wasn't allowed to be completely off leash, so I let her drag the leash around while we worked. She did very well, especially with people walking up and trying to talk and distract her. She stayed focused and followed all her commands. We had a little dog that passed by us, barking and pulling, and Daisy stayed in her Place command and watched walk by.


On a yucky yet impressive note, Miss Daisy found a dead bird in the yard and brought it to me. As much as I was grossed out, I couldn't be upset with her. She did what she is was born to do. She didn't try to chew on it, just brought it to me and dropped it right in front of me. I praised her then rinsed out her mouth. When let her out in the yard to play and socialize, I love to watch her natural instincts kick in. She will stick that nose up in the air, catch a scent and run around and track whatever she is trying to find. Once she finds it she will point and wait until I walk up to her to see what she has found.


 

Pupdate 8/19/2023

Daisy and I went to the park to work on her off leash  obedience. We worked on her distance and duration. We tried working on her new command, Watch my Back. Daisy was a bit confused at first, not wanting to go between my legs. She is starting to get the hang of it.


 

Pupdate 8/20/2023



Today Daisy and I went to Lowes to stay out of the rain and work around distractions. We practiced her commands completely off leash. She did pretty well. We need more work on her Heel. Daisy's nose tends to get her distracted and she will try to veer away from me. I give her a little tap on the ecollar and get her to refocus and come back to me. Daisy is getting better with her Watch My Back command.


 

Pupdate 8/22/2023

Daisy and I went to the park to work on her off leash obedience around distractions. We met with other OffLeash SoCal trainers and their dogs, so she had plenty of dog distractions to work around. She did very well. She got a little distracted with the other dogs and wanted to say hi to all of them, but I made sure she stayed focused and followed through with all her commands.

 

Pupdate 8/23/2023

Today daisy and I went down to Huntington Beach to work on her off leash obedience around distractions. She did a great job staying focused and following her commands. There was two distractions that made her break command. The first distraction,which wasn’t her fault, someone had let their dog approach Daisy while she was in command. The second distraction, which you can see in the video, Daisy was procurer Down command when she got scared of the lady’s cane. Overall she did a great job today. Her stool is not back to normal yet but it is starting to look better. I fed her pumpkin and white rice to hopefully help soak up whatever is bothering her tummy.

 

Pupdate 8/24/2023

Today daisy and I went to the park to work on her commands. We worked on her duration and distance. We started practicing her Canine Good Citizen requirements. She must pass all 10 requirements in order to receive her certification. After training, we had some fun and played fetch.


 

Pupdate 8/25/2023

Today daisy and her friends went to Lowes to work on their obedience around distractions. She did a great job as usual. She was focused and obedient. There was only one distraction that made her break command. A little girl walked up to her, which Daisy got up and gave the girl some kisses.

 

Pupdate 8/26/2023

Today daisy took the day off from training and spent her last day playing and socializing with her friends before she goes home tomorrow. I gave her a bath so she can be nice and clean for you, but she wrestled around with her buddies getting all dirty again. Daisy has done an awesome job with her obedience! She can’t wait to go home tomorrow and show you everything she has learned!


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