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  • Writer's pictureAmanda Lascari

Kaipo | Pit Bull Mix | Long Beach, CA | In-Training

Kaipo, a two year old Pit Bull Mix, has joined OffLeash SoCal for our Two Week Board and Train program. He comes to us knowing some commands, but not always following them if distracted. He jumps to greet, pulls on the leash while walking, and can be reactive to towards other dogs. Over the two weeks Kaipo will be working on his off leash obedience and manners. Check in to see his progress.

 

Pupdate 7/1/2023

Kaipo is getting settled in at my home. He is getting adjusted to his new surroundings. Kaipo got to meet the rest of the pack. He did fine meeting them all. He is a little nervous and doesn’t want to play, but is okay with being around them.

 

Pupdate 7/2/2023

Today Kaipo and I worked on his obedience at home. I introduced and conditioned him to the ecollar. We practiced commands Sit and Place. Place is a command where Kaipo must sit or lay on a defined object. This command is great for building confidence as well as teaching him to be calm and relaxed. He is a smart boy and caught on very quickly. Kaipo had a great first day of training!

 

Pupdate 7/3/2023

Today Kaipo and I went to the park to work on his obedience. We met with other OffLeash SoCal trainers and their dogs, so Kaipo had plenty of distractions to work around. He was a bit nervous with his surroundings, but as we trained and walked around he was able to relax and focus on his commands. He did very well with the other dogs, no reactivity.


Pupdate 7/4/2023

Happy Fourth of July! Today Kaipo and I went to the park to work on his obedience. We met with other OffLeash SoCal trainers and their dogs again. Kaipo did well. He was focused and obedient.

 

Pupdate 7/6/2023

Today Kaipo and I went to the park to work on his obedience. We started practicing semi-off leash. I let him drag the leash around while we trained. Kaipo did pretty well. We need to tighten up a few of his commands and he will be ready to start working completely off leash.

 

Pupdate 7/7/2023

Today Kaipo and I went to a local shopping center to work on his commands. We practiced more semi-off leash. He did a good job. Kaipo was focused and obedient. We walked inside a PetSmart to work around other dog distractions. He did great passing by other dogs, even with them trying to approach him.

 

Pupdate 7/8/2023

Today Kaipo joined me on a little shopping spree at the mall. It was very busy, so he was able to work on his obedience around many people distractions. He did a great job, even with a few dogs that were lunging and barking at him. Kaipo stayed focused and continued following his commands. He received a few compliments on how well behaved he is. He sat nicely while people came up to pet and give him affection.

 

Pupdate 7/9/2023

Today Kaipo and I went to an indoor mall to work out of the heat and train around distractions. He did very well. He was focused and obedient. Kaipo had a few admirers that stopped to watch us train. They complimented him on his good behavior around all the people distractions.

 

Pupdate 7/10/2023

Today Kaipo and I went to the park to work on his obedience. We met with another OffLeash SoCal trainer and her dogs, so Kaipo could work around dog distractions. He did a great job staying focused and ignoring the other dogs.

 

Pupdate 7/11/2023

Today Kaipo and I went to Lowe’s to train out of the heat and work on his off leash obedience around distractions. He did pretty well. He was a little distracted with the noise, but as we walked around he was able to settle down and focus back on his commands. He received a few compliments from the employees on his good behavior.

 

Pupdate 7/12/2023

Today Kaipo and I spent the day down at the beach. He practiced his obedience commands around many distractions. Kaipo was very nervous and overwhelmed with his new surroundings and all the commotion going on around us. It was hard for him to focus and be off leash, so I kept the long line on him today while we trained. For the most part, he was dragging the leash, but when he got nervous and broke commands I would guide him with the leash back into position. Kaipo did well with the bikes, rollerblades, and other dogs passing by.

 

Pupdate 7/13/2023

Today Kaipo and I went back to Lowe’s to work out of the heat. He did much better today. With lower levels of distractions, Kaipo was less anxious and was able to focus on his commands. We were able to work off leash without him trying to run and hide.

 

Pupdate 7/14/2023

It was a hot day, so Kaipo and I stayed home to train. We practiced all his commands. We worked on his door manners, teaching him to not pass thresholds until given permission. We also worked on his food manners, having Kaipo wait patiently until given permission to approach his food and eat.

 

Pupdate 7/15/2023

Today Kaipo and I spent the day down at the beach.  It was pretty busy, so Kaipo practiced his commands around many distractions. He did better today. He was a little nervous, but more comfortable than last time. He received a few compliments on how well mannered he is off leash.


 

Pupdate 7/16/2023

Today Kaipo and I went to the park to work on commands. We worked on his distance and duration. Once it started heating up, we went home to stay cool. Kaipo spent the rest of the day playing and socializing with his friends.

 

Pupdate 7/17/2023

Today Kaipo and I went to the park to work on commands. We met with other OffLeash SoCal trainers and their dogs, so he had plenty of distractions to work around. I gave Kaipo a bath so he could be nice and clean when he sees you, but it didn’t last long. He wrestled around and played with his friends, getting all dirty again. Kaipo can’t wait to go home and show you everything he has learned!


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