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Gnochhi | Maltipoo | Costa Mesa, CA | In-Training


Meet Gnochhi! Gnochhi is a 4 month old Maltipoo from Costa Mesa, CA! She’s joining us for our Three Week Puppy Board and Train Program! During Gnochhi’s stay, she will learn basic obedience, how to walk on leash and manners. She loves people and dogs and can’t wait to show you all that she’s going to learn! Watch out for her 21 day transformation!

 

Pupdate 2/13/2022





Gnochhi and I spent the day getting to know each other. She is a really shy and nervous girl. We went to a local park to have our first lesson. She wasn’t used to any pressure on her neck and would cry out with any little tug. We worked on getting her familiar with the leash but she seemed really anxious and spooked by it. I tried introducing ‘heel’ to her but she would refuse to walk and would cry. Instead, we worked on ‘sit’ while getting to know each other. She didn’t understand what I wanted her to do in the beginning but was able to get the hang of it after a couple of reps. She seemed happy to be near me but was still really skeptical and would try and avoid me if she could. Gnocchi did have a potty accident when coming out of the kennel once we got home. Gnochhi settled nicely in her kennel. She did cry for about 5 minutes but then relaxed and took a nap. She ate half of her food and enjoyed a treat before bed! She is being a good girl so far!


 

Pupdate 2/14/2022


Gnochhi did an amazing job today at The Citadel Outlets. She was a bit overwhelmed with the amount of people and dogs that were there. She wanted to walk up to everyone and eat everything off the ground. We worked on her ‘sit’ command and she picked it up quickly. We also introduced ‘down’! It was a little difficult for her to hold her down in the beginning but she slowly got the hang of it. She was still a little restless but was doing better as we worked. Gnochhi did have a potty accident today in my car but not in her kennel at home. She is going out on more potty breaks throughout the day! Overall, she is a good girl!



 

Pupdate 2/15/2022




Gnochhi went to Petsmart today to work on her ‘sit’ and ‘down’ command! She is doing so much better with her ‘sit’! She doesn’t need as much pressure when going in a sit! She has improved with her ‘down’ and will hold it for a few seconds before getting up. We’re working on having her hold ‘sit’ and ‘down’ for a lot longer. She was really interested in all of the items in the store and all of the people as well. We did pass by a couple of dogs and Gnochhi did get a bit excited and started to whine. She is gaining a bit more confidence and was even able to jump up on a couple of food bags. At first, she didn’t like the feeling of the material or the noise it made. After jumping up and down a couple of times she did it no problem!! Gnochhi didn’t have an accident in my car or at home. She’s been going out every hour! She learning her commands quickly. We ended our training by introducing ‘heel’. She still struggles with that one and wants to pull but is doing a lot better!


 

Pupdate 2/16/2022


Gnochhi was such a good girl today! We went to Century City Mall where we worked on her ‘sit’ and ‘down’! She is getting a lot better with verbal commands and doesn’t need as much leash pressure. She worked around other trainers and their pups. At first Gnochhi was really timid around new dogs but soon relaxed and was able to do her commands. She doesn’t make an effort to walk up to other dogs which is good. She did get a little spooked by a couple of loud noises and barked but that’s normal since she’s just a puppy! We worked on building her confidence today as well! We introduced ‘place’ which requires her to jump up on higher objects. She did great but wasn’t able to hold a sit for very long. We’re still working on her extended ‘sit’ and ‘downs’. We worked on her ‘heel’ today and she seemed to be doing a lot better at walking next to me instead of pulling back or going too far ahead! Gnochhi is such a good girl and is learning so fast!



 

Pupdate 2/17/2022




Gnochhi did a great job today working on her ‘heel’ and ‘down’! She did have a bit trouble when other people would give her attention so she would get up and try to say hello. She doesn’t like to be around other dogs and will try to scoot away if she can. She is struggling a bit with her ‘durations’ but is slowly increasing her time! She didn’t have any potty accidents today and went potty outside! Overall, Gnochhi did a great job working in a new environment! She wasn’t as spooked by loud noises. She was a bit curious but tried her best to listen! She ate half of her breakfast and dinner!



 

pupdate 2/18/2022


Gnocchi worked on all of her commands today at Hollywood! She is doing so much better holding her ‘sit’ or ‘downs’. We introduced ‘come to sit’ today and she picked it up really quick! She still need a little guidance when it comes to her ‘sit’ or ‘down’ but she’s doing great. We’re staring to work on her ‘durations’ as well. She is only able to hold her ‘sit’ or ‘down’ for about 15 seconds before she gets up. It combat that, I step on her leash so every time she tries to get up she can’t go very far. This helps with keeping her in a ‘down’ and won’t let her go off to explore. She did great with her ‘heel’ today but was really overwhelmed with all of the smells and people giving her attention! She did try to pull me a bit or would go off to the side. She’s getting better every day! Overall, Gnocchi is being such a good girl!



 

Pupdate 2/19/2022




Gnocchi went to a local park to work on her ‘heel’ and ‘durations’. She did a really great job today working on all of her commands. She did get a bit spooked while at the park. She didn’t like the children coming so close to her so she would get up. She slowly learning the ‘off’ command but will at times be too excited and get up. She struggles a lot when people give her attention so we’re working on her being more calm. Overall, gnocchi did a great job today and is improving everyday!


 

Pupdate 2/20/2022





Gnocchi went to Home Depot to work on all of her commands! She did such a great job and is doing so much better with distractions. She still tries to go up to people as we pass them but won’t make the effort to go too far out. She loses interest quickly and keeps walking. We worked on building confidence today! She was able to jump up on a pile of stone she was unsure of and a bench that had gaps in between! Gnocchi thought she was going to fall through. It took her a couple of tries to get comfortable enough to jump up. Gnochhi did have an accident in the car on the way back from Home Depot. She stool was a little runny and got into her fur. I gave her a bath with some puppy shampoo and brushed her out as well. She did amazing during the bath and had the zoomies after! She ate half of her breakfast and less than half of her dinner! She is drinking plenty of water and getting lots of attention.


 

Pupdate 2/21/2022


Gnocchi went to Legg Lake where we worked on her ‘durations’! We added in people and dog distractions. She did a great job ignoring them but if they gave her too much attention or reached out to let her she would get up. She isn’t really interested in other dogs so it makes it a lot easier to have her stay in one place. We’re working on building her durations during a ‘sit’ or ‘down’. Her heel has gotten a lot better and she doesn’t pull as much! She still has an upset tummy so she did have an accident in her kennel. I added a bit of pumpkin to her dinner to help sooth her tummy! Overall, she is being a good girl.



 

Pupdate 2/22/2022


Gnochhi worked on all of her commands today at a local park! She is doing such a great job working on all of her commands and staying in her commands longer than a minute. We also worked on her door manners today. She did struggle a bit and tries to walk out the door but after a couple of tries she did amazing! Overall, she is such a good girl!




 

Pupdate 2/23/2021




Gnocchi went to Arroyo Seco Park where we worked on all of her commands. She was really distracted the beginning and wanted to explore. After a couple of minutes, she relaxed and was able to do all of her commands. She has gotten a lot better at her ‘heel’ and doesn’t go too far ahead of me anymore. We’re still working on people distractions. She tends to get up whenever someone makes kissy noises at her. She is getting a lot better at her durations and can hold it for a minute now. There are times when she does get up but we just reset and try again. Gnocchi did have a potty accident in the way to the park today so she had a bath when we got home! Overall, she is such a good girl!


 

Pupdate 2/24/2022


Gnocchi went to Wilderness Park where we worked around distractions. She did a good job but was really distracted by two dogs who were barking at her. She also was a bit spooked by some children who ran a bit too close to her. She is getting a lot better with all of her commands and is improving everyday! She ate all of her breakfast and dinner! She is such a good girl!


 

Pupdate 2/25/2022


Gnocchi worked around other trainers and their pups today at The Americana at Brand! She did get a bit spooked by some of the bigger dogs that got close to her. She doesn’t really care for other dogs and doesn’t try to go up to people as much as she used to. We’re still working on her durations with ‘sit’ and ‘down’ but she’s getting a lot better. She did have a difficult time concentrating today since there was a lot of construction and loud noises. Overall, she is doing such a good job! She’s progressing nicely everyday!


 

Pupdate 2/26/2022




Gnocchi worked on all of her commands around other pups and their trainers today! She did such a great job ignoring them but is really timid being around dogs. We worked on getting her used to being around them while doing a command such as ‘down’ or ‘sit’. If they come too close to her she tends to want to hide from them, especially if they’re bigger than her. She did a great job ignoring people today! She is getting better with her commands each day! Overall, Gnocchi is such a good girl and is learning so much!



 

Pupdate 2/27/2022


Gnocchi went to Petsmart to work on all of her commands today! We worked on getting her used to staying in a ‘down’ around loud distractions. She was a little unsure about the bags of food being dropped around her or cans rolling by so she would try and get up. After working on it for a bit she did a lot better and didn’t try to get up! We passed by a lot of people today and she wasn’t as curious as she normally is. She would look but ignored them. She did such a good job today and is getting more confident each day! We also worked on her ‘place’ today! She is getting better at jumping up on higher objects and doesn’t care about the texture! Overall, she did such a good job today!



 

Pupdate 2/28/2022


Gnocchi did such a good job working around other pups and their trainers today. She is slowly coming out of her shell around other dogs and isn’t as timid. She was really curious and wanted to play with another puppy that was there. She is getting the hang of her commands really well. She did have a bit of trouble jumping onto ‘place’ today since it was a bench that was taller than what she was used to. After a couple of tries she got the hang of it. She is being such a good girl! She napped throughout the day and drank plenty of water!



 

Pupdate 3/1/2022




Gnocchi went to El Dorado Park today to work on all of her commands around distractions! There were a lot of frisbee players that really caught her attentions. She was a bit distracted since there were a couple of dogs barking at her. She did amazing with all of her commands today. Her ‘heel’ had gotten a lot better and her ‘place’ as well! She is a lot more confident and doesn’t hesitate to try and jump on something even if it’s too tall for her! He is also doing a lot better in her kennel and hasn’t had a potty accident. She is slowly learning how to ‘go potty’ on command! Overall, she is doing such a great job!



 

Pupdate 3/2/2022


Gnocchi did such a great job working at the Citadel Outlets today! She worked really well around other trainers and their pups. There were a lot of distractions and people calling her and she did such a great job ignoring them. She did get up a couple of times from her ‘down’ but we just reset and tried again! She is getting better and better each day! Gnocchi is also doing a lot better with other dogs and isn’t as timid or spooked by them! She actually tried to play with a couple of the pups that were there. Overall, she is a good girl!



 

Pupdate 3/3/2022




Gnocchi went to a local park today to work on all of her commands! She was a bit overwhelmed with all of the off leash dogs but did really well listening to me. She did let out a couple of barks today! She barked at a chihuahua who was barking nonstop at her. She did have a bit of trouble with a very wobbly bridge at the park today but after walking on it a couple of times she did a lot better! Gnocchi worked on her ‘come to sit’ and extended ‘down’ and ‘sit’ today. She was a bit distracted by all of the children playing around her and other dogs but she did great! She did struggle to calm down in the beginning but relaxed after some time! We worked on her ‘greeting manners’ today too and she did amazing! Overall, Gnocchi is being such a good girl!



 

Pupdate 3/4/2022


Gnocchi went to Hollywood Walk of Fame to work on all of her commands. She did really well around a lot of different type of distractions. She didn’t get spooked by all the people or all of the other dogs walking by. She did such a great job with all of her commands but would get overly excited at times. She did great with her extended ‘sit’ and ‘downs’ and was able to hold it for over a minute. She did amazing while kids on skateboards passed by her, she was really interested. She ate all of her breakfast and dinner and went potty like normal!


 

Pupdate 3/5/2022




Gnocchi went to Santa Monica Pier where we worked on all of her commands! She did really well around a lot of distractions today. It was really windy at the pier, she did great staying in all of her commands. She would get a bit distracted when a piece of paper would blow by or when some pigeons got too close. Overall, she did great! She ended the day with a big nap and some play time. She ate all of her breakfast and dinner!



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