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  • Writer's pictureAmanda Lascari

Maisie | English Pointer | San Pedro, CA | In-Training

Maisie, a six month old English Pointer, has joined OffLeash SoCal for our Three Week Board and Train program. She comes to us with typical puppy behavior: little knowledge of commands, non walking properly on leash, jumping to greet, being easily distracted, and chewing on things she’s not suppose to. Over the three weeks Maisie will be working on her off leash obedience and manners. Check in to see her progress!

 

Pupdate 8/27/2023

Maisie is getting settled in at my home. She was shy and a bit nervous when meeting her new friends. She eventually warmed up to them and started being playful.

 

Pupdate 8/28/2023

Today Maisie and I went to the park to work on her commands. We practiced Sit, Place, and Heel. She caught on very quickly to Place. Heel is still a work in progress but she is walking so much better, staying close to my side rather than trying to drag me around. We met with other OffLeash SoCal trainers and their dogs, so Maisie had plenty of dog distractions to work around. Maisie had a great first day of training!

 

Pupdate 8/29/2023

 

Pupdate 8/30/2023

Today Maisie and I went to Lowe’s to work out of the heat and work around distractions. She was nervous with all the distractions and noises, but still able to listen and follow her commands. She was timid when passing by people. She would watch them as we passed by, even turning around to keep an eye on them as we passed. As we spent time there training, Maisie was  able to relax. She is getting better at the Down command. It is still hard for her to hold the command, but she is more willing to follow through with lying down.

 

Pupdate 8/31/2023

Today Maisie and I went to the park to work on her commands. We started practicing her come to sit. She did very well and caught on quickly to her new command. We worked on her duration. It’s still a work in progress, but Maisie is able to hold her commands a little longer.

 

Pupdate 9/1/2023

Today Maisie and her friends, Javier and Sasha, joined me on a little shopping spree at the mall. They worked on their obedience as a pack. Maisie was a little distracted when we first arrived, but as we walked around and trained she was able to settle down and focus back on her commands. She did very well around all the people distractions.

 

Pupdate 9/2/2023

Today Maisie and I went to a local shopping center to work on her commands. She started working semi-off leash today! I let her drag the leash around while we trained. Maisie did pretty well. We need to tighten up a few of her commands and work on her distance with me before we start working completely off leash. She is a little timid when we go to new areas, so all she wants to do is stay close to me. We will continue to work on building her confidence when going to now places.

 

Pupdate 9/3/2033

Today Maisie and l went to the park to work on her obedience. We practiced all her commands semi-off leash. My sister assisted me with working Maisie. Maisie learned two new commands, Under and Watch My Back. She did very well and caught on quickly to her new commands.


 

Pupdate 9/4/2023

 

Pupdate 9/5/2023

Today Maisie and I went to the park to work on her commands. We met with other OffLeash SoCal trainers and their dogs, so Maisie had plenty of dog distractions to practice around. We practiced her commands completely off leash! She did very well. Maisie was focused and obedient. We need some more work on her Under command. She get confused at times and will try to Place on the object instead, or she doesn’t fully go under the object. She is getting better with Watch My Back.

 

Pupdate 9/6/2023

Today Maisie and I went to the park to work on her commands. We practiced all her commands and worked on her duration and distance. She did very well. She was focused and obedient.

 

Pupdate 9/7/2023

Today Maisie and I spent the day down at the beach. There were a good amount of distractions. She did very well around all the bikes, skateboards, people, and other dogs. Maisie was a little distracted by the seagulls and pigeons, but was still able to stay focused and follow her commands. She received a few compliments on how well behaved she is. She sat nicely while people pet her.

 

Pupdate 9/8/2023

Today Maisie and I trained at home. We practiced all her commands. I used her friends as a distraction and let them play while we trained. She did very well and stayed focused on her commands. After training I let Maisie join in on the fun.


 

Pupdate 9/9/2023


Today Maisie and I went to the park to work on her commands. We started working on her canine good citizen requirements. She must pass all 10 requirements in order to receive a certificate. This is all completed without an ecollar. Maisie did very well and completed all the requirements.


 

Pupdate 9/10/2023

Today was too hot to go out and work, so Maisie and I stayed indoors and trained. We practiced all her commands. We worked on her door manners, teaching Maisie that she must wait at thresholds. She is not allowed to pass the door unless given permission


 

Pupdate 9/11/2023

Today Maisie and I went to the park to work on her off leash obedience. We met with other OffLeash SoCal trainers and their dogs, so she had plenty of dogs to work around. We practiced all her commands and worked on her duration and distance. We started working on her send away to place command.

 

Pupdate 9/12/2023

Today Maisie and I went to Lowe's to work on her obedience out of the heat. She did very well with her off leash obedience inside the store. She received quite a few compliments from customers and employees. She sat nicely while people pet and gave her affection.

 

Pupdate 9/13/2023

Today, Maisie and I went down the beach to work on her off leash obedience around distractions. She did very well. She was focused and obedient. At home we worked on her food manners, teaching Maisie to wait to eat her food until given permission.


 

Pupdate 9/14/2023

Today, Maisie and I went the mall to work on off leash obedience around distractions. Once again, she was very well behaved and listened to all her commands. Everywhere we go, Maisie is receiving compliments on how cute and well mannered she is. Keeping her in a sit while giving her affection helps with keeping her calm and not having the excited pee accidents. She hasn’t had any of those accidents in a while.

 

Pupdate 9/15/2023

Today, Maisie and I stayed home to train. We practiced all her commands. I used her friends as a distraction and let them play while we trained. She did very well and stayed focused, even though she wanted to join in on playtime. We tried a new command today, Block. This was a bit tricky, but Maisie is starting to get the hang of it. We will keep practicing.

 

Pupdate 9/16/2023

Today Maisie and I stayed home again and do some light training.We continued to practice the Block command. It is still a bit tricky for her but is starting to get the concept. I let her spend the rest of the day playing and socializing with her friends before she goes home tomorrow. I have her a bath so she can be nice and clean when she sees you. Daisy has done an awesome job with her training! She can't wait to go home and show you everything she has learned!


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