Loki | Australian Shepherd | Fountain Valley, CA | In-Training
Meet Loki! Loki is an 8 month old Australian Shepherd from Fountain Valley,CA! He’s joining us for our Two Week Board and Train Program! Loki has a hard time walking on leash and will bark at passing dogs! He tends to jump when he’s meeting new people and needs help with his manners and basic obedience! Loki is a sweet boy who is ready to learn! Watch out for his 14 day transformation!
Loki and I spend the day getting to know each other! We had our first lesson today. We worked on his come to sit as well as his heel command. Loki also worked on getting used to the e-collar. He was a bit startled at first but seemed to get used it after a while. Loki did try to bark at a couple of dogs today while out on our walk but after a couple of corrections he seemed to think twice before wanting to bark! Overall, Loki is being a really good boy and is getting used to his kennel. He did whine a bit but after a while he seemed to calm down. He ate half of his food. He did seem a bit anxious today but that’s normal for his first day. I can’t wait for you to see how he progresses!
Loki went to a Cheviot Hills Park to work on his come to sit and heel around other trainers and their pups. He did really well with his come to sit but is very anxious. After a couple of minutes, Loki was able to get used to his surroundings and seemed to relax. There were a lot of dogs that were off leash and passed by him, Loki would stare intently but didn’t make the effort to bark at them. While working on heel, Loki didn’t like the pressure of the leash so he would try and pull against me if he felt me trying to pull him forward. Overall, Loki is being a really good boy and is learning so much already.
Loki and I worked on more of his come to sit today at Rynerson Park. He really struggles with being able to sit unless there is a bit of pressure pushing his butt down. After a couple of tries he was able to sit when he worked on his come to sit command. He still doesn’t sit if I just ask him to sit. We also worked on his heel today. He is doing really great and doesn’t try to pull me as much. He will stop when he doesn’t want to walk any further and pull back on the leash. After about a minute he’ll give in and keep walking. He did bark at a couple of dogs today and jogger. I quickly corrected him but he still seemed to want to stare them down. Loki is slowly getting the hang of walking my pace and at my side, he’ll want to lag behind at times. We’re also working on getting him used to passing by other cars. Loki wanted to walk up to every car that was driving by and would try and pull me towards the direction of the cars. He would even try to get out of the leash or try to pull me towards them. Overall, Loki is improving little by little and is being a really good boy. He is very timid with me still so I’m trying to spend as much time as I can with him to gain more of his trust. Loki hasn’t gone potty since yesterday morning but has been eating majority of his food. He is also drinking plenty of water!
Loki worked on his heel today around dog and people distractions. He was really anxious when we got to The Grove and would try and hide behind me. He would also try and walk over to any one who resembled his owner. After a bit of heeling he seemed to calm down. He does get nervous when walking past another dog, even if they’re not close to him. He didn’t bark and tried his hardest to stay in a command. We worked on more of his come to sit today as well. It’s still a work in progress but he’s doing a lot better. We introduced place as well as down today. He was able to jump on objects such as a stone block or bench no problem. We even worked on his extended sit as well. Loki did have a bit of trouble with his down. He didn’t want to down and would try and roll on the ground when there was any leash pressure. Overall, Loki did a really awesome job today. He even went potty!
Loki went to Citadel Outlets today to work on all of his commands. His down is getting a lot better but still needs improvement. He was a little nervous walking around and didn’t want to get too close to people. He did growl at a couple of people and dogs today but he stayed In his command. We worked some more on his come to sit and sit alone and he did amazing! He is better at getting in the kennel in the car but struggles at home. He gets frantic and gets really nippy. He did gnaw on my arm today trying to get away so I had to try and get him in the kennel. Once he was in there he relaxed. Overall, he did a good job and is learning so much!
Loki went to Hollywood today to work on all of his commands around distractions. He was really anxious today being around all of the passing cars and people dressed in costumes. It took him a while to adjust but relaxed after a couple of minutes working. He is still working on his down and really struggles with going down in public. He did great with his heel today but was walking a bit to the side. He would also try to hide behind me whenever he got nervous. Loki is doing great with his place command and has gained a lot more confidence. He did struggle to get in the kennel at home again but didn’t try and nip at me. Overall, he is being a good boy!
Loki went to Santa Monica Promenade and worked on all of his commands! He still isn’t confident doing down but is doing really well. We were able to walk on a loose leash today but he still gets really anxious when walking next to people or passing by dogs. Loki did get spooked by skateboarders and bicycles and didn’t bark at them. He did a really good job holding his durations and has been keeping great focus! Overall, Loki did a great job! He ate all of his food today! He enjoyed some play time before bed.
Loki went to Cheviot Hills Park today to work on all of his commands. He is getting a lot better and his heel. We worked on his heel with the leash dragging and he did great. The park was packed with a lot of off leash dogs, kids playing soccer and screaming, joggers and even people riding their bikes. Loki was a bit overwhelmed and would try to hide behind me or rush ahead of me. He did amazing correcting himself when I told him to heel. He did bark at a couple of dogs today but seemed to ignore them once corrected. Loki is getting a lot better with down but still needs a bit of leash pressure. Loki also spent time working on place today! He has a lot more confidence and is even jumping in my car! We worked on door manners before bed and worked on getting him comfortable with his kennel in the home. Loki and I played and he even had the zoomies. He is slowly coming out of his shell. Overall, Loki is such a good boy!
Loki worked on all of his commands at Citadel Outlets today. We worked on more of his heel. Loki was really anxious today at all the children yelling and all the loud noises so he would weave to the side at times. Once I corrected him he would come back right next to me. Loki worked on walking through crowds today but is still not comfortable walking so close to random people. We also practiced his down. He still needs a bit of pressure in public but once he’s in a down he doesn’t get up until he’s given his break command! Overall, Loki is getting better day by day! He enjoyed some play time before bed and a couple of treats!
Loki went to Legg Lake today where we worked on more of his down. He is getting more confident with downing in front of people and other dogs. We also worked on his come to sit today, he still sits a bit away from me so we’re working on getting him to sit a lot closer to me. He did a really great job doing all of his commands today and was even able to work on his greeting manners. He is still really nervous when it comes to random people but he’s slowly getting used to being in bigger crowds. Loki enjoyed some play time before bed. He was actually playing with me today and even initiated play. He is such a good boy!
Loki worked off leash today at The Glendale Galleria. He worked on all of his commands and did such a great job. He was a little anxious to be around so much noise but after a couple of minutes he seemed to relax. He is getting a lot better at passing by other dogs and people, he still tries to hide behind me if they get too close. We worked on his off leash heel and he did amazing staying right next to me. He did weave a bit but quickly corrected himself after a couple of seconds. Loki is doing a lot better and downing in public. He still needs a little bit of guidance. After a couple of tries he does amazing! Loki has gained a lot more confidence and is able to walk calmly in a crowd. We ended the night with a couple of treats and some play time! Loki is such a good boy!
Loki went to Glendale Galleria where we worked on his commands off leash. He was really excited today and wanted to play. He did bark at me today while at the galleria. After a minute or so he stopped. He didn’t like working around so many people. He did try to bite me today while I tried to grab his leash at the galleria. He was really anxious since some people walked a little too close. Overall, he did a really good job! We worked more on his commands at home before dinner. He enjoyed some play time and a treat before bed!
Loki went to The Americana at Brand today to work off leash. He was really energetic today and had the zoomies before we left the house. When we got to The Americana, Loki worked around other OffLeash trainers and their pups. He is getting a lot better being around new people. Loki did all of his commands perfectly today! He was such a good boy! He did get spooked by a stroller that was walking a little too close but did amazing when other people and dogs walked by! Loki did bark at a woman today who was making really erratic and loud movements, she was dancing. After a couple of corrections he calmed down. Loki was confident enough to go in a down around other dogs as well. He used to struggle with going in a down in public but now will do it no problem. Loki did such an amazing job today! He ate a couple of treats before bed and had the zoomies in between going potty!
Loki went to Santa Monica Pier today to work around distractions. He was off leash on the pier today and did amazing with the big crowd. He was a little anxious at first with all of the birds and water but he seemed to relax quickly. Loki did great with passing dogs and ignored them. If they got to close he would back away at times. He did get a bit nervous going in a down around so many people but didn’t mind it as much once we went over it a couple more times. Loki also went to a local park today where he was able to play and run off leash. He is doing such a good job! He can’t wait to show you all that he’s learned!