Dax | Braque Francais | Pacific Palisades | In-Training
Dax, a Four month old Braque Francias, has joined OffLeash SoCal for our Three Week Puppy Board and Train program. Dax comes to us with typical puppy behaviors: little knowledge of commands, not walking properly on leash, being easily distracted, jumping to greet, biting, and potting inside the house. Over the three weeks Dax will be working on his on leash obedience and manners. Check in to see his progress!
Dax is settling in well at my home. He is getting along great with his new doggie friends. He has being running around and playing nonstop since he's been here.
Today Dax and I went to the park to work on his obedience. We practiced commands Sit, Down And Place. He is a smart boy and caught on to his new commands quickly. We need more work on his focus. Dax is easily distracted by his surroundings, but it is only his first day so I don’t expect perfection. He did a great job on his first day of training! No potty accidents in the house today.
Today Dax and I worked on his obedience at home. We practiced more of Sit, Place, And Down. We also worked on a new command: Come to Sit. This command is a bit tricky, but Dax is starting to get the hang of it. No potty accidents today.
Today Dax and I went to the park to work on his obedience. We practiced a new command, Heel. It is still a work in progress, but Dax is walking much better. He is walking at my side rather than pulling and dragging me around. We met with other OffLeash SoCal trainers and their pups, so Dax had plenty of distractions to work around. He was a bit distracted at first and wanted to say hi to all the other dogs, but a we continued training he was able to settle down and focus back on his commands. No potty accidents today.
Today Dax joined me on a little shopping spree at the mall. He got to practice his commands around many distractions. He was a bit distracted when we first arrived, but as we walked around he was able to relax and focus on his commands. Dax had a few admirers that stopped to compliment him on how well behaved he is. We met with other OffLeash SoCal trainers and their dogs, so Dax was able to work around dog distractions as well. Dax has made a new friend at my home. He finally has the same energy and will play nonstop with him. Dax had no potty accidents today.
Pupdate 4/7 2023
Today Dax and I went to the beach to work on his obedience. It was pretty crowed today so there were many distractions for Dax to work around. He was a bit overwhelmed and nervous when we first arrived, but as we walked around and trained he was able to relax and focus on his commands. He loved playing around in the sand. No potty accidents today.
Today Dax and I went to the park to work on his obedience. We practiced all his commands and worked on his duration and distance. Dax did a great job! He was focused and obedient. One potty accident in the house today. Dax was playing with one of the little dogs in the house. I’m the middle of playing, he stopped and peed in the kitchen.
Happy Easter! Today Dax and I trained at home. We worked on all his obedience commands. We worked on his distance and duration. Dax a few new friends today. He joined me for Easter at my relatives home where he got to socialize with other dogs. He had a blast running around and playing. Dax received many compliments, from my family, on how cute and well behaved he is.
Today Dax and I went to Lowes to work on his obedience around distractions. He did very well! He was focused and obedient. Dax’s tummy seemed to be bothering him today. I noticed he had very soft soft stool, so I added some anti-diarrhea liquid to his meals. I will keep an eye on it and how he feels tomorrow.
Today Dax joined me on a little shopping spree at the mall. He practiced his commands around many people distractions. He did a great job following all his commands. Dax had a few admirers that stopped to watch him train. A few people approached us and asked if they could pet him. This was a struggle for Dax. He tried his best to sit nicely while being pet, but he got too excited and would stand up to say hello. His tummy seems to be feeling much better. His stool is back to normal.
Today Dax and I went to the mall to work on his obedience around distractions. He was a bit stubborn and lazy today. He was giving me a hard time with following his commands, but I made sure that he followed through with them. We met with other OffLeash SoCal trainers and their dogs, so he was able to work around dog distractions.
Today Dax and I went to the mall to work on his obedience around distractions. He much better today. He was more obedient. Even with little kids that were running around, he stayed focused and didn’t break command. Dax had quite a few people that stopped to watch him train. They were very impressed with how well behaved he is for a young puppy.
Today Dax and I went to The Irvine Spectrum to work on his obedience around distractions. We met up with other OffLeash SoCal trainers and their dogs so Dax can practice around dog distractions. He got a lot of attention while we were there. Everyone wanted to come up to say hi to him. We need more work with his greeting manners. It’s a struggle for Dax to sit still while people pet him. He tries his best, but gets too excited and can’t help but get up to say hello. Potty training is going well. Dax hasn’t had any accidents. We are still working on the potty bell. It is a hit or miss when it comes to him letting me know if he has to go. Sometimes he will ring the bell to go out and other times he waits for me to say “potty” for him to ring the bell. We will keep working at it.
Today Dax and I went to the park to work on his obedience. I brought one of his buddies along with us, so Dax could work around and with another dog. He did very well. A few times he got distracted and tried to run up to play with her, but I made sure he followed through with his commands. At home we continue working on the potty bells. We started working on his food manners, teaching him to sit and wait until i give him permission to eat.
Today was nice and sunny, so Dax and I took a drive out to Venice Beach to enjoy the day and work on his obedience. He did much better this time around. He was more confident and relaxed with all commotion going on around us. Dax is such a great job with his training!
Today Dax and I went to the park and worked on his obedience commands. We met with other OffLeash SoCal trainers and their dogs, so Dax got to work around dog distractions. At home we worked on his door manners, teaching him he can’t just run out the door because it is open. He needs to sit and wait until giving permission to pass thresholds.
Today Dax and I went to the block at Orange to work on his obedience around distractions. We worked on all his commands. He did very well. Dax was focused and obedient. At home we worked more on his food and door manners. Today he rang the potty bells, with out me telling him, letting me know he had to go out to potty.
Today Dax and I stayed home and worked on his obedience. We practiced all his commands and worked on his duration and distance. I used his friend as a distraction while we trained. He did stayed focused and followed all his commands. Once training was over they got to run around and play. Dax loves the trampoline! We worked more on his food and door manners.
Today Dax and I went to the park to work on his commands. We practiced all his command and worked on his duration and distance. We did some confidence building exercises. I had Dax walk across and Place on the wobbly playground objects. He was a little unsure at first, but once he got the hang of it he walked across with ease. Dax is doing great with his potty bells, ringing them in his own to let me know he needs to go outside.
It was a hot day so Dax and I took a drive down to the beach and spent the day there. Dax got to practice his commands around many distractions. He had a great time running around and playing in the sand. He had a lot of admirers who gave him lots of love and attention.
Today Dax took the day off from training and spent the day playing and socializing with his buddies before he goes home tomorrow. I gave him a bath so he could be nice and clean when he sees you, but it didn’t last very long. He wrestled around with his friends, getting all dirty again. Dax has done such a great job with his obedience training. He can’t wait to go home and show you everything he has learned!