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Hobbes | Boxer/Pit Mix Dog Training | West Los Angeles, CA

Hobbes, a Boxer/Pitbull Mix from West Los Angeles, CA recently completed his Balanced Canine Training SoCal 2 Week Board & Train dog training program. See Hobbes progress below.


Pupdate 09/08/2019

Hobbes getting acquainted with his new roommate for the next two weeks, Oso.


Pupdate 09/10/2019

Second day of heeling practice. Hobbes is getting much better, has decided that working on the right hand side is better for him (literally kept walking back to the right). Sit is still a very stubborn command for Hobbes; that will be focus number two.


Pupdate 09/11/2019

Big day for Hobbes, went for a long three mile walk. Hobbes heeled the entire way stopping at every corner and asked to sit. Hobbes is not a fan of the sit for some reason, he did however like the down when we arrived at the coffee shop.


Pupdate 09/12/2019

Pupdate 09/13/2019

What do you do when the trainer says "down?" Hobbes worked hard in the morning and decided he needed a break in the afternoon. Headed back out before it gets too warm.


Pupdate 09/14/2019

Hobbes working the place command


Pupdate 09/15/2019

While the heel isn't much to write home about, I discovered that I hadn't connected the collar and remote. This means that, while I made a rookie level error, Hobbes was OFF LEASH HEELING by verbal commands only!!! So happy with Hobbes


Pupdate 09/16/2019

While this may not seem like a big deal, this is Hobbes' first time really giving me something close to a down. On the third one he nearly rolls on his tummy, which isn't what I'm looking for, but minor victories need to be celebrated.


Pupdate 09/17/2019

Hobbes first trip to Starbucks OFF LEASH. On the patio the leash goes back on, but he walked in heel the entire way with no leash. Did very well!


Pupdate 09/18/2019

Big trip to Lowes for Hobbes. We were all off leash the entire time; no problems to report. Looking at the photographs Hobbes seems stiff or tense. He will go out in public, but he really would rather be at home.


Pupdate 09/19/2019

So, the beach was to test how Hobbes is getting along with others. I know he had an incident in WLA at a dog park, but Hobbes has been nothing but wonderful for me- both in and out of my home. Hobbes did heel, all off leash, for 7.3 miles yesterday. He slept from when he got in my car until about 4PM.


Pupdate 09/20/2019

Hobbes at The Grove- you'll have to wait for the better video!


Pupdate 09/21/2019


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