Mia | American Labrador | Los Angeles, CA | In-Training
Meet Mia! A super sweet American Labrador. Mia is here for our Two Week Board and Train program. Mia has a hard time working around distractions and has a habit of jumping up on people. She also loves to bark for attention! She has a majority of the basics down but needs to learn to how to work around other dogs and distractions. She’s a super friendly girl who is ready to learn. Follow along for her Two Week transformation.
Mia and I went for a walk as soon as we got home to get a little bit of her excitement/ anxiety out. I also introduced the e-collar to her again and she did amazing. She is such a good girl! Mia and I also went to a local park to practice a little bit of her heel, we didn’t do too much since she’s getting used to being in a new environment again. She ate all her dinner and took a much needed nap from today’s stress.
Mia worked on her heel today at Hacienda Park! She did amazing we also worked on a lot of confidence building where she walked on a bridge and climbed up on a slide! She also got to meet Oso, another lab! She did a good job meeting him and playing with him! She was pretty tired after our long day so she spent the rest of the day working on down in home since that’s something she struggles with! She ate all of her food and even went potty outside.
Mia did a lot of confidence building today as well as more place work! She has gotten more comfortable getting on things and under things. There were a couple of horses that passed by that she was unsure of but she didn’t bark. She did bark at me trying to get me to pay attention to her but I ignored her. She then stopped barking once she realized it wasn’t getting her what she wanted. There were a couple of dogs and children at the park and she didn’t seem to mind them. She did a really good job. We also worked on her break command. Every time I called her name she thought that it meant she could break her command and get up and walk around so we worked on her learning her name was just to get her attention and not her ‘break’ word. It took a couple of tries but she soon got it! She’s doing amazing and is eating all of her food with no added cheese. I just added some warm water. She is also going potty outside and has had no accidents.
Mia and I worked on her heel and come to sit. She is getting better at both! We’re still working on her distractions.She seems to get really anxious around other dogs and being in new environments. We also worked on her duration, every time I moved she wanted to move. She is getting a lot better at staying in one place but we’re working on her not getting up and getting distracted. Mia has also learned to give eye contact which is amazing! It lets me know she’s engaging with me and isn’t paying attention to what’s around her. She gets a lot of praise when she does this! This is also her way of telling me she wants reassurance if she’s ever in a situation she’s unsure of so this is why she gets a lot of praise. Mia also hasn’t had any accidents at home and she’s eaten all of her breakfast and dinner.
Mia went to Huntington Beach where she was faced with distractions that were much different than she was used to. She was really anxious being around a new dog but soon, after proper introductions and rewarding her when she was calm, she soon realized it wasn’t so bad! We practiced more on her durations and she hasn’t been wanting to get up as much. She is also doing a lot better and her downs and was even a bit impatient when we were grabbing coffee. She soon learned to relax which She got a lot of praise for. She is doing so much better at her heel as well! She also went potty outside and hasn’t had any accident.
Mia went to The Block today to work on all her commands. We met up with other trainers and their pups and worked around them. She did amazing not getting overly excited! She’s gotten a lot better at her down but she still needs a little bit of work. Her heel has gotten so much better and she ignores passing people. She’s still curious but hasn’t barked or tried to go up to anyone. Mia is also eating all of her food and hasn’t gone potty inside. She also enjoyed some play time at a local park where we practiced her durations, staying in place without moving. She is a smart girl and learns fast!
Mia did amazing at petsmart today! She we practiced all her commands and her durations. She was a little nervous around the shopping carts walking past her but we worked through it. She did really well around other dogs, she was totally disinterested! We did see some cats and she was lunging for them and trying to go see them but I gave her the off command and worked her around the cats. She did great and soon ignored them. She is doing so well! I can’t wait for you to see her progress.
Mia went to Home Depot to work on her down and durations. She is getting better at downing in public but she still struggles to do it without any help. Mia went to a local park to practice downing on odd objects she hasn’t laid on before. She doesn’t like to lay on anything that’s too small. She was a little uncomfortable but with reassurance and praise she was soon getting more confident. We also worked on adding distance with her downs and she is doing great! We also passed by another dog on our daily walks and she just ignored him and kept walking! Mia is doing so much better. She is so smart and I can’t wait for you to see her progress!
Mia did a really good job today working around different distractions! She did really well during her down and her heel. She did get a little over excited and was trying her hardest to stay in a heel! Mia also met up with other pups who are also in training and laid there without bothering them. She did bark today at a dog who was barking pretty far away but she stopped once I corrected her. She’s also had no potty accidents! She ate all of her breakfast and dinner!
Mia went to Citadel outlets where we worked on all of her commands. We also met up with other trainers and their pups and she did amazing ignoring them. She didn’t try to go up to people when we were walking and she did a good job during her duration downs and sits. Mia is a really good girl. When she gets a little overwhelmed or anxious she has a hard time listening but we work through it to try and get her to refocus. She ate all of her breakfast and dinner and went potty outside.
Mia went to Little Lake Park where she worked around ducks and people. She was a little spooked by the gardeners but kept focus. We also worked on all of her commands and more of her food manners today. She is doing a really good job. She also enjoyed some free time to run and stretch her legs on a grassy field before she tired herself out and took a much needed nap. She has gotten a lot better at her heel and her come to sit but still struggles with down. It takes her a little while before she can fully lay down. We also worked on downing on random objects again but she was still a little uncomfortable. Over all Mia did a good job today! She is eating all of her food and went potty outside. She is such a good girl.
Mia did a good job heeling thorough Hollywood walk of fame today! She was a little nervous being around a lot of people but she did such a good job! We worked on all of her commands and even practiced downing in really populated areas. She still gets a little nervous but overall she did great. Mia is eating all of her food and is going potty outside.
Mia went to Santa Monica to work on all of her commands. At first she was a little overwhelmed with all the noise, food and people but she settled nicely. She did a really good job today working Offleash. She did have trouble going up on some benches but after a couple of tries she got the hang of it. She also tried going up to a couple people thinking they had treats but she quickly corrected herself. She was a really good girl and enjoyed watching the birds and smelling the water. Mia is being such a good girl. She ate all of her breakfast and dinner and is even going potty outside.
Mia went to Santa Monica Pier again today where we worked through all of her commands offleash. She was doing really good and even seemed more relaxed. She had an easier time placing on smaller objects and going into a down Once she realized that she fit on them. She also worked on her greeting manners and did a good job staying in a sit! Mia didn’t seem to mind the loud noises or the birds. She was also comfortable with people walking right by her when she was in a down. Mia is such a good girl. Mia ate all of her breakfast and dinner and even went potty outside. She can’t wait to show you all that she’s learned.