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Dodger | Belgian Malinois | Corona, CA | In Training

Dodger the Belgian Malinois, from Corona, CA is joining us for our World Famous Two Week Board and Train. Dodger, as has many dogs, been in his home with his parents during the COVID-19 period. This means Dodger doesn't do well when left alone. Because he is a Mal, Dodger is somewhat vocal, mouthy, and has drive to continue to work. Stay tuned to see what Dodger can learn in just two weeks.

Dodger, weighing in at a slim 33.1 pounds.

The sweet side of Dodger came out this afternoon when he continued to want to play with Halo and Oso. Dodger did eat from my hand, but obviously, I cannot hand feed him for two weeks. Dodger is occasionally noisy in the kennel, but it comes and goes. He did finally start to get the heel concept this afternoon. Down was a challenge to say the least.


Pupdate 09/29/2020

Working on Heeling

First attempt at down.


Pupdate 09/30/2020

Getting him used to the new way of life


Pupdate 10/01/2020


Pupdate 10/02/2020

Dodger barked and growled at the "Chocolate Lab" head cover.

Practicing down in the crate.


Pupdate 10/03/2020

Dodger had already gone down when the camera turned on. The point of the video is to demonstrate that Dodger is learning to expand his ability to hold the down.

Dodger worked pretty hard and needed some afternoon Z's


Pupdate 10/04/2020


Pupdate 10/05/2020

Dodger is placing on an underground cable junction box in my neighborhood. The box is plastic and sort of slick so Dodger sailed off the side several times before landing correctly. Dodger did the entire two mile loop OFF LEASH without issues.


Pupdate 10/06/2020

Oh, the sweet sounds of an afternoon nap- inside my new crate! Boom!!


Pupdate 10/07/2020

Helping to learn both balance and "place"

Nothing like retail therapy after a hard day working


Pupdate 10/08/2020

Despite the video being titled Halo, Dodger was there and playing too.

Loading video from the trip to the Block of Orange. The end of the video is disappointing as camera falls, but so far away I didn't see. Dodger loaded from about 75 feet.


This is pretty much how they walked for the three miles


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