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Maggie | Samoyed | Pacific Palisades, Ca | In - Training

 

Meet Maggie! An five month old Samoyed puppy from Pacific Palisades Ca, here attending our Three Week Puppy Board and Train Program! Maggie is a sweet loving pup that loves to play with other pups, along with a good temperment and disposition! Maggie is a playful pup but at times she gets out of hand and starts to bite the ankles and hands of people. Maggie is also scared of loud noises such as dumpster trucks, forklifts, and construction sounds. Over the next three weeks Maggie and I will be learning all of our obedience commands on leash along with desensitization her to different sounds, setting, and environments. We will also be teaching Maggie manners in and out of the house on the daily basis. Tune in daily to see Maggie's Progress!

 

Pupdate 3-26-2023



Today Maggie and I went to the local park near my house in the afternoon, to get some training in! Today we focused on engagement along with teaching her the heel command! After some heel training, we focused on luring to shape her next commands such as sit and down. Tomorrow we will be introducing the prong collar to help better guid Maggie! 


 

Pupdate 3-27-2023



Today Maggie and I went back to the local park near my house to get some more training in! Today we focused on showing leash pressure to help guide Maggie to the desired commands such as sit and heel, we also added some place to our session today just getting Maggie used to the "place" cot object and hanging out on it. "Place" is a command that direct the pup on a onbject, platform , or just anything big enough for them to either sit or down on and wait for my next command. "Place" is my favorite command, you can do it anywhere at anytime with your pup and it helps them to relax and stay calm in public! Maggie also did a great job working around my personal pup kisa! I'm excited to see what this pups got in store!


 

Pupdate 3-28-2023



Today Maggie and I went on a structured walk around my neighborhood while working on our obedience commands as well as some work on my driveway as well!  During our walk we focused on our “heel” , “sit” and “down” commands around distractions like cars passing by. We also focused on Maggie holding her place command on my driveway, getting her desensitized to the nosy cars passing by behind her! Maggie is a super star! She picks things up fairly quickly and loves to hangout on the place cot, she was able to hold her position on the place cot for more than five minutes all done while their were cars passing by on my street consistently!


 

Pupdate 3-29-2023



Today Maggie and I went to our local Lowes in San Dimas Ca, to get some training in around different distractions, sounds from the forklift along with the loud push cart. We also worked on desensitization to the movement of the cart and sounds from the wheels. Maggie did great on responding to the leash pressure. She at times likes to test and get up from holding her down command, after a couple of corrections to help her get back to the desired command. She was able to pick things up and hold her positions for longer than 2-3 minutes! Overall Maggie did a great job today, I’m proud of her for working through all the different sounds! 


 

Pupdate 3-30-2023



Today Maggie and I went to our local Pet Smart in San Dimas Ca, to get some training in! Today we focused on impulse control around distractions like other pups walks around and birds. Maggie is doing a great job at responding to the leash pressure, we will continue to work on her durations daily for all of her commands! I also had Maggie “place “ on different objects at the store, as well as holding it for more than two minutes at a time! Overall I’m very impressed with how fast Maggie is picking things up, she’s also growing bigger day by day! 



 

Pupdate 3-31-2023



Today Maggie and I went on a structured walk in the morning and evening. During our walk we focused on our heel command along with an automatic sit when we come to a stop. Maggie did a great job at both those commands! In between our walks I allowed Maggie to play with my other board and train pup Beckley! Today we took it easy and let the pups have some play time together. Tomorrow we will be getting right back to learning and adding more distractions to our training!


 

Pupdate 4-1-2023



Today Maggie and I went back to the local park by my house to get some more training in around distractions. Today at the park there were kids playing on the playground and I noticed Maggie at times would get startled from the sounds of the kids running around on the playground equipment. So Maggie and I immediately started working on desensitization and getting her attention and focus on me, ignoring everything that was going on behind her. Maggie is doing a great job and adjusting really well to the kennel routine!


 

Pupdate 4-2-2023



Today Maggie and I worked on our daily door manners at home in my front doorway. We focused on having her wait patiently holding her positions as I opened the door and waited patiently in front. When we first started this exercise, Maggie would bolt out the door as soon as it opened. We also worked on waiting patiently before entering the door as well. The structure is very important for a pup! Be consistent with the training and you’ll see consistent results! Maggie did a great job at learning her door manners today she knows to wait patiently whether it’s entering or exiting the doorway.


 

Pupdate 4-3-2023



Today Maggie and I worked at home on obedience. We worked on Maggie holding her positions while I cleaned up around the house, their were distractions from my personal pups walking around the house and family members as well. Just teaching Maggie to relax and hold her positions around the home, no matter the distractions around her! Maggie did a great job, she was able to hold her positions for more then three minutes at a time! For a pup I’m not looking or her to hold it for long periods of time, but we are building structure for her teaching her boundaries and along manners as a pup.


 

Pupdate 4-4-2023



Today Maggie and I went to the local park by my house to get some more training in! Today we focused on proofing all of her obedience. While we were training, some people started to play volleyball and Maggie did a great job at minding her own business and kept training. Maggie can hold her place command for more than 5 minutes at a time if needed, she also has a clear understanding of all of her commands and leash pressure as well! Maggie is a smart pup, at times she likes to be stubborn and be extra vocal, however do not give in, keep it pushing and keep the training going! If we push through her stubbornness now, we won’t have to worry about it when she’s older.


 

Pupdate 4-5-2023



Today Maggie and I went to a local park in La Puente to get some more training in with other off leash members and board and train pups! Today we worked on all of her obedience commands around other dogs and distractions. Maggie is doing a lot better than before coexisting around other pups. We also focused on Maggie holding her positions for long periods of times at a time for more than three minutes at a time. Maggie is a pup but she also needs to learn to hold her composure whenever something excites her, no matter the setting or distraction. Overall Maggie did a great job today working around other pups!


 

Pupdate 4-6-2023



Today Maggie and I went to another local park in Glendora Ca, to get some more training in! Today we focused on Maggie holding her “place “ command while I worked my other Board and Train pup Beckley near her. Beckley and Maggie love to play together, so this is a big distraction for Maggie! Maggie did a great job at holding her position on the place cot! She was able to hold it for more than 5 minutes and just relax and lay down on the cot. Although she is tied up, I am still very proud of Maggie for the duration of her “place” command! Tomorrow we will be taking our training to Huntington Beach to get some more training around distractions! 


 

Pupdate 4-7-2023



Today Maggie and I went to train at the Claremont village in Claremont Ca, along side Beckley! I know we were supposed to go to Huntington Beach, but I had to help my family with some errands. Today we worked on all of her obedience around different sounds and environments. Along with working with holding her composure right next to another dog! Overall Maggie has a clear understanding of all of her commands, now it’s just more desensitization to different environments, which I know she will do great on! 


 

Pupdate 4-8-2023



Today Maggie and I went to Central Park in Pasadena Ca, to get some more training in! Today we focused on obedience, along with desensitization to the environment around us, people, and squirrels at the park! Maggie is doing a great job at responding to all of her commands along with holding her positions, at times she likes to eat the grass and leaves whenever holding her “down” command. Whenever she decides to do so, I just give her the “off” command, along with a correction from the leash! After a few corrections, Maggie was able to stop and relax and just hold her down without looking for things to eat on the floor. Overall Maggie did a great job today! 


 

Pupdate 4-9-2023



Today Maggie and I worked in the neighborhood around my cousin's house during Easter! There were lots of distractions from birds and noises from the cars passing by consistently. We working on all of her obedience commands, along with impulse control! Maggie is a excited pup that gets excited quick! Every time she comes out to train we warm her up to the leash pressure usually and that takes 5-10 minutes. After that she’ll become calm and ready to work! Overall Maggie did a great job today! 


 

Pupdate 4-10-2023



Today Maggie and I met up with the OffLeash Socal team at a local park in Studio City Ca, to get some more training in alongside the other board and train pups together! Today Maggie and I focused on all of our general obedience commands around other dogs and distractions in the park. One thing I noticed that she struggles with is the “ come” command, we will be proofing the come command and making sure she has a clear understanding of what I am asking of her. Overall Maggie is doing a lot better, she doesn’t care about any loud noises anymore and can hold her positions anywhere for over three minutes at a time! Maggie is doing a lot better with potty training, she still occasionally has some accidents here and there but overalll she understands the concept of holding it in the crate and releasing herselve whenever I give her to break command when I let her out to go potty. Overall I’m proud of how far Maggie has come and will continue to elevate her training throughout the week! 


 

Pupdate 4-11-2023



Today Maggie and I met up with some of my friends and their pups at a local park in the city of Orange! Today Maggie and I worked on generalizing all of our obedience commands around new dogs! Which she did a great job! She was even able to hold her place for more than five minutes at a time! When we first got to the park, she was very hyper and rambunctious. After a couple warm up reps and a few corrections, she was able to focus up and follow through with commands! Maggie did a great job today at the park! 


 

Pupdate 4-12-2023



Today Maggie and I worked on our Door manners at home! During our door manners, we focused on having her hold her position while we open the door. Just because the door opens, it does not mean it’s time to go outside. Along with holding positions at the doorway entering the home as well. During the video, we also demonstrated the heel command along with the come command as well! Maggie is doing a lot better at the come command and has a clear understanding of what I’m asking for now! Maggie overall did a great job on our door manners today! 


 

Pupdate 4-13-2023



Today Maggie and I went to the local Lowe’s in San Dimas Ca, to get some more training in! Today I wanted to proof her training around different sounds and scents. Maggie is doing a lot better now working around loud noises such as forklifts and cars. But one thing I have noticed she absolutely hates , is the trash trucks. Once she hears the noises from the truck picking up the bin, she ignores all pressures and freaks out. But around the fork lift she does good, even when it moves past her, she is still able to hold her down position. Overall Maggie is great and responds to the pressure from the leash very well! Just at times she likes to be vocal and talk back whenever she first feels the pressure. But after some heeling exercises, she starts to understand the leash pressure and starts to follow through with commands really well. 


 

Pupdate 4-14-2023



Today Maggie and I went to the mall in Santa Anita Ca, to get some more training around distractions! Today we focused on the heel command around people along with holding her place command next to the noisy escalator. Maggie did a great job at both commands and got lots of attention from people as well! We took advantage of that and showcased her Greeting manners. Showing how she should properly greet people without jumping and with all four paws on the ground. Overall Maggie did a great job today and I was impressed!



 

Pupdate 4-15-2023



Today Maggie and I went back to the park to proof all of her obedience commands, along with some decompression and playtime with kisa, but controlled! She has a leash attached to her for security reasons, only because she’s not young enough to know the ecollar tool. Overall Maggie is doing a great job at executing all of her commands whenever being asked to do so. However, without the prong collar, she is a totally different dog. Tomorrow during our lesson, I will be explaining benefits of the tool along with how to properly utilize the tool as well. I’m proud of how far Maggie has come and I’m excited to showcase her hard work for you guys tomorrow!



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