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  • Writer's pictureAmanda Lascari

Flynn | Corgi | Los Angeles, CA | In-Training

Flynn, an eight month old Corgi, joined OffLeash SoCal for our two week board and train program. Flynn is a sweet boy whom loves to meet new people and dogs. Flynn knows some commands but listens when he wants to or if treats are involved. He is easily distracted, pulls on walks, and likes to nip. Over the next two weeks Flynn will be working on his off leash obedience and manners. Check in to see his progress!


Flynn has settled in well at my home and has already made a new best friend, Duke the Miniature Aussie.


Today I introduced Flynn to the ecollar. I took him to the park to work on his commands. We practiced come to sit, and place. Place is a command where Flynn must sit or lay on a defined object. This command is great for building confidence as well as teaching him to be relaxed and calm.


Today Flynn and I went back to the park to work on his obedience commands. We practiced Place, Sit, and Heel. Heel is still a work in progress, but he is walking a lot better now. Flynn is staying close to my side and focusing on where I am going. In this video, during the Place command practice, you will see numbers show up. There are a few points I would like to point out to you to show you Flynn's progress with confidence building.

#1- Here you see me introducing Flynn to the bleachers. He is nervous and unsure so I step onto the step to show him its okay. Flynn doesn't like the texture or the sound of his nails on the metal.

#2- Here I try guiding him up with leash pressure. Even though I have the remote in my hand, I am not giving him any stimulation on the ecollar until he is comfortable with the step and understands what I am asking him to do. I reward him when he puts his two paws on the step, even though I want all four, it is still progress.

#3- Flynn is more comfortable and confident that he climbs up onto the step smoothly. I ask him to place on the seat. He is nervous of the new height and unsure again if he can do it. No stimulation on the ecollar since this is a new place spot.

#4- Flynn is very confident with placing on the first step that his is able to walk all the way across it.

#5- Here I help Flynn by putting his two front paws onto the seat and praise him to show him that it is okay. Then I lift Flynn's back end up onto the seat and have him sit to show him that he can do it.

#6- Here you see Flynn more comfortable that he puts his two front paws up onto the seat by him self. He is still a little unsure if he can get all the way up, so I lift one of his back legs up and guide him up.

#7- You can see Flynn's confidence going up, he hops up onto the seat on his own. I guide him to sit sideways since he was unsure how to.

#8- Flynn's confidence at 100%! Jumps right up onto the seat with out any hesitation!

Great job for his second day of training!


Today Flynn and I went to a local shopping center to work on his commands around some distractions. We practiced: Place, come, sit, heel, come to heel, and down. Flynn did a good job. We still need more work on his Heel command. He likes to walk with quite a bit of distance between us instead of staying close to my side. Flynn did very well with staying in his commands as people passed by us.


Today Flynn and I worked on his obedience commands around the neighborhood. A little more work on his duration and focus, Flynn will be ready to start working off leash!


Today I took Flynn and his buddy, Duke, to The Outlets at Orange to work on their commands around distractions. Flynn was a bit distracted in the beginning, pulling and not following commands, but after walking around he was able to relax, focus, and obey commands. He did very well with other dog distractions. He stayed in command as they passed by or walked passed the other dogs without trying to pull to greet them.


Today I took Flynn to The Citadel Outlets to work on his commands around high distractions. He did a very good job. Flynn even got a few compliments on how well behaved he is


Today Flynn and his buddy, Duke, went to the park To work on their commands. Flynn practiced all his commands semi-off leash. He followed all commands without me having to hold onto his leash.


Today Flynn and I went to the park to work more on his off leash training. He practiced all his commands completely off leash! He did get distracted and excited when another dog ran up to say hi to him. Flynn did a great job today! Now we can start working on his off leash training around distractions.


Today Flynn and I enjoyed the day down in Huntington Beach. He worked on all his obedience commands off leash around all the distractions. He did very well with passing by and ignoring other dogs, waiting patiently at the crosswalk until we could cross the busy street, and staying in command while people walked passed him. Flynn got a little to excited when someone asked if they could pet him. He jumped up on them to say hello.


Today Flynn and I met up with another OffLeash SoCal trainer to work around dog distractions. Flynn assisted me while I helped the other trainer with her reactive Doberman. He did a very good job at being calm around the other dog and following his commands. Flynn was a great helper today!

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