Jackson, a one year old Golden Retriever, has joined OffLeash SoCal for our Two Week Board and Train program. He comes to us with little knowledge of obedience commands, not walking properly on leash, being anxious out in public, having reactivity towards other dogs, and chewing on things he’s not suppose to. Over the two weeks Jackson will be working on his off leash obedience and manners. Check in to see his progress!
Jackson is getting settled in at my home. He got to meet a few of the pack members here. He is a bit cautious and tense around them, but hasn’t shown any reactivity. He hasn’t tried being playful yet, but is okay socializing with the other dogs.
Today Jackson and I went to the park to work on his commands. I introduced and conditioned him to the ecollar. We met with other OffLeash SoCal trainers and their dogs, so Jackson had other dog distractions to work around. He was definitely interested in the other dogs, but did not try to lung towards or bark at them. We practiced commands Sit, Down, and Place. He caught on the Place command quickly. We need more work on his duration. It is difficult for Jackson to hold a command for a period of time. We will keep practicing, but he did great for his first day of training!
Today Jackson and I went to the park to work on his commands. We practiced more of his Sit, Down, and Place commands. We worked on a new command, Heel. Heel is still a work in progress, but Jackson is walking much better; staying closer to my side and focusing on where I am walking. Jackson encountered a horse today while at the park. He was a very good boy and just sat and watched the horse as it walked by us.