Epic | German Shepherd | Seal Beach, CA | In-Training
Meet Epic! He’s a super sweet 6 month old German Shepherd from Seal Beach, CA! Epic is here for our Three Week Board and Train Program because he loves to pull on leash, jump up at people and bark at strangers! Epic is a very happy and lovable boy who just needs to work on some of his manners! Stayed tuned for Epic’s transformation!
Epic and I got to know each other today by going on a long walk and getting familiar with the e-collar. He did great greeting used to the stim sensation. We worked on name recognition today and a little bit of his heel. He is doing amazing so far! He hasn’t barked at anyone yet but did get a little spooked with some Halloween decorations around the neighborhood. Epic is a good boy! He ate all of his dinner and drank a lot of water.
Epic and I went to a local park to work on his heel and his come to sit. He did get a little overwhelmed at how close we were and was uncomfortable with the leash pulling him so he did try to be a little mouthy. Once he got over it he was a little more comfortable and was understanding what I was asking him to do. He is a really smart boy! We also saw a dog and a couple walk by and he didn’t bark or try to go after them. He is doing such a good job. He also slept throughout the whole night and even went potty outside. He ate all of his breakfast and dinner and enjoyed some play time in my backyard with me this morning as well.
Epic practiced working on his come to sit, heel and place today. He had a little bit of trouble getting onto a bench but he is slowly gaining his confidence. He did amazing around all of the bird distractions at the park and didn’t bark at them. He did bark a couple of times at a dog that was working with another trainer but I quickly corrected him and he seemed to calm down. He does seem a little nervous around other dogs but I’m working him through it. Overall epic is being a good boy and is eating all of his food and going potty outside.
Epic went to a local park to practice working on building his confidence. We went down a couple of slides and climbed on top of benches and he did amazing. He was a little spooked at first but he did great over all. We also went to Cheviot Hills Park where he was a little overwhelmed and nervous! He tried to lunge and bark at a couple of dogs but after a bit of a correction he calmed down. He is having a little trouble with his down but he’s slowly getting the hang of what I’m asking him to do. Over all he is a good boy!
Epic went to Rynerson park to practice working on all of his commands and working around dog distractions. He did such a good job but was barking and whining. Epic also practiced place to place at Mile Square Park where he did such a good job! Epic is a little hesitant to get on new things but once he gets the hang of it he does amazing! Epic has also been eating all of his food and hasn’t gone potty in the house. We’re also still working on his down since that seems to be the biggest struggle with him! Overall he is a good boy!
Epic went to Home Depot to work on his commands around distractions. He is still having a little bit of trouble with his down. His heel had gotten a lot better and he doesn’t pull like he used to. Epic is also better around other dogs and doesn’t try to bark at them. He is being a good boy! We’re still working on place since he thinks he’s too big to fit on a certain object. Once he gets the hang of it he does amazing. Epic is eating all of his food and went potty outside. He is such a smart boy.
Epic went to Home Depot to practice all of his commands and leash dragging. We are doing better with our down, but he still struggles to do it. We walked by some really loud noises and some Christmas decorations and he did amazing! We also practiced a leash drag heel and durations in my neighborhood, he was a bit distracted by the cats! Overall he is doing great and is eating all of his food. He is such a good boy!
Epic went to Little Lake Park to practice working around distractions. He was really interested in the ducks and birds but after a while he seemed to refocus. We worked on his down some more and he is getting better! He still struggles but not as much as he used to. He is eating all of his food and is going potty outside. Epic is being a really good boy!
Epic worked on all of his commands today with little to no leash pressure. He did amazing. We also worked on our leash drag heel. He is getting better at doing his commands but we’re still working on getting them a little bit better. He did great with distractions today. He didn’t bark at any of the bikers, children or dogs that were at the beach! He is doing great and has gained a lot of confidence. We worked some more on his down and he did a lot better with the command! Overall Epic is such a smart boy!
Epic worked on getting out of his comfort zone today! He was having a bit of trouble laying down in small spaces. So today we pushed his boundaries and I made him down in really small places. At first he didn’t want to do it but after a couple of reps he eventually got the hang of it. We also went down the slide a couple of times and after a while he went down on his own! He is improving every day! His heel has also gotten a lot better, I hardly use any leash tension now! Epic is also eating all of his food and going potty normally!
Epic went to petco where we worked on his commands. He did have a hard time around the dog distractions. I worked him through it and over time he seemed to ignore them. He’s getting a lot better at his commands with just his leash dragging. We also went to a park to practice his durations around screaming children at a park. He seemed really interested in them and wanted to walk over. He did a really good job listening to his commands and staying in place! He’s also eating all of his food and is drinking a lot of water!
Epic went to Huntington Beach to work around distractions! He did a really great job around people and bikes but had a hard time with other dogs. He didn’t bark but it did take him a while to get refocused. We also worked on Epics door manners today. He did amazing! Epic is such a smart boy! His down has gotten so much better! He also had some play today today with one of the tug toys. He loves to throw it up in the air, run around and catch it. He is eating all of his breakfast, dinner and is going potty like normal!
Epic went to Santa Monica Pier where we practiced all of his commands as well as ‘under’. At first he didn’t understand how to fit his body under an object. He thinks he’s too big. Gradually, he got the hang of it and he was doing the command with minimal leash pressure. He has gotten a lot better around other dogs but he does still tend to get nervous and bark sometimes. He is a good boy and is learning very quickly. He is such a good boy! He is eating all of his food and is going potty like normal!
Epic went to the grove where we worked on his commands! He did a really good job with his heel and his under! He was still a little nervous around other dogs and did try and bark at them but after a while he seemed to ignore them. He is doing a really good job with all of his commands. He is a lot more comfortable with his under command! He is being a good boy! He ate all of his food and even went potty outside!
Epic went to Legg Lake to work on his commands. He is doing so well and is learning so fast! He was also able to work with another handler. This is good because it shows he can work with more than one person and still do his commands. He is being such a good boy. We also had some play time today before dinner, he tries to bring his rope toy into the house and into his kennel every night. He ate all of his breakfast and dinner and is going potty normally!
Epic went to petco today to work on his commands around distractions. He did amazing when we got into to shop, he didn’t pay any attention to any of the other people. He was really curious about toys and treats. We did run into a couple of dogs, he didn’t bark or try and lunge towards them. Overall he did an amazing job. We practiced his greeting manners with one of the petco workers. He did such a good job! He ate all of his food and drank a lot of water. It took him a while to go potty outside but that’s because it was raining.
Epic went to Rynerson park where we worked around a lot of dog distractions. He worked on his ‘place to place’ and ‘under’. He was a bit distracted by barking dogs but he did a good job staying in focus. When a dog got too close he would start to get nervous and antsy but overall he did amazing! He is getting a lot better with his under and doesn’t need any leash guidance to get under things. He is such a sweet and smart boy!
Epic went to Lojeski Field today to work around other dogs. He is doing such a good job with all of his commands but still tends to get nervous around passing dogs. He has a lot more confidence when he’s in a down position and doesn’t mind getting under things anymore. Overall he did such a great job today! He has learned so much! Epic is also eating all of his food and going potty like normal!
Epic went to Hollywood Walk Of Fame today to work on all of his commands! He did a great job. He didn’t like the feeling of the bench and kept sliding off but we worked through it. He is such a good boy. He also did really well with all of the people. He didn’t seem to mind anyone dressed up in costumes or kids skateboarding. He is such a good boy! Epic also ate all of his dinner and went potty like normal. He also got some play time with one of his favorite tug toys!
Epic went to The Grove where we worked on all of his commands off leash! He did such a great job staying in focus. He did really well around dog distractions and yelling children! His heel is amazing and he is more comfortable going under things. He is a lot more confident and doesn’t get as nervous when he’s in a really public area! So far he is doing such a great job! He can’t wait to show you all that he’s learned!