Oliver | Cavapoo | Sherman Oaks, CA | In-Training
Oliver, a month old Cavapoo, has joined OffLeash SoCal for our Puppy Board and Train Program. Oliver is a sweet and rambunctious puppy that lacks following commands, is easily distracted, doesn’t walk properly on leash, and needs work on his potty training. Over the three weeks he will be working on his on leash obedience and manners. Check in to see his progress!
Oliver has settled in well at my home. He having a blast with all his new friends! He has been running around and playing non stop since he has been here.
Today Oliver and I went to the park to start his first day of training. We practiced three commands: Sit, Heel, and Place. He did a great job! Oliver is a smart boy and learned his new commands quickly. He had no potty accidents today.
Today Oliver and I worked on his commands around the neighborhood. We practiced more of the commands Sit, Place, and Heel. Oliver learned two new commands: Come to Sit and Down. He did great job! No potty accidents today.
Today I took Oliver to The Citadel Outlet to see how he would do around distractions. He was distracted at first, but as we walked around he was able to settle down and focus on his commands. We met with other OffLeash SoCal trainers and their dogs, so Oliver got to practice around plenty of dog distractions. He did well with his commands, but he wanted to go up and say hi to everyone that passed by us.
Today Oliver and I went to the park to work on his commands where there were less distractions. He learned a new command: Come to Heel. This command is a little tricky to learn, but the more we practice Oliver will get better at it. He had one accident in the house today.
Today Oliver and I worked on his training at home. We practiced all his commands and worked a lot on his duration, holding commands longer. I used his friends as distractions and let them play while him and I practiced. It was a little hard in the beginning for Oliver to stay focused; he wanted to join in on the fun. I made sure that he followed through with his commands. After a while, he started to ignore them and pay more attention to me. Once training was over, I let him play and socialize with his buddies. No potty accidents today.
Today Oliver and I stayed home again and worked on his obedience commands. I introduced and conditioned him to the prong collar. The first few days are spent learning and understanding commands. Now that Oliver knows all his commands, I incorporate training tools and wean him away from teats. He responded very well to the prong collar. No potty accidents.
Today Oliver and I went to Lowes to work on his commands around distractions. He did very well with all the commotion going on around us. Oliver was very focused and obedient. No potty accidents today.
Today Oliver and I went to the park to work on his commands around distractions. We met with other OffLeash SoCal trainers and their dogs, so Oliver had plenty of dog distractions to practice around. He did pretty well. Only a few times he broke command to try and say hi to the other dogs, but I made him get back into his commands. No potty accidents.
Today Oliver and I spent the day out in Huntington Beach. They had a surf competition today, so there crowds of people and a lot distractions to practice around. Oliver did very well. He was focused and obedient.
Today Oliver and I worked on his obedience at home. We practiced his all his commands and started working on his door manners. I want him to learn that just because a door is open, he isn’t allowed to pass the threshold until given permission to. He did very well and caught on quickly, even with his friends waiting on the other side of the door.
Today Oliver and I went to the Citadel Outlets to work on his obedience around distractions. He was being quite stubborn today. He didn’t want to hold his commands, but I made sure he followed through with them.
Today Oliver and I worked on his training at home. We worked on all his commands and worked some more on his door manners. He is doing awesome with his training! One potty accident this morning.
Today Oliver joined me on a shopping spree at the Brea Mall. It was very busy, so Oliver had a lot of distractions to practice his commands around. He did a great job! Oliver received quite a few compliments on how well behaved he is.
Today Oliver and I went to the park to work on his obedience. I wanted to go back to the basics and take him somewhere with minimal distractions so I could have his full attention on me. We worked on all his commands. We practiced his duration and distance. No potty accidents today.
Today Oliver and I trained at home. I wanted to work on his obedience inside the house. He does very well and is very obedient out in public, but when at home he thinks it’s playtime and doesn’t feel he has to follow commands, especially when the other small dogs are inside with him. We practiced a lot on his recall, even if I’m in another room and out of sight, I want Oliver to come find me when I recall. We also worked on his duration with the place command. It’s good to teach him place in the kitchen so he doesn’t get in the way and doesn’t try to beg at the table while you eat.
Today Oliver and I went to the park to work on his obedience. We worked on all his commands. We practiced his duration and distance. He did a great job. Oliver was focused and obedient. No potty accidents.
Today Oliver and I went to the park to work on his commands. He continues to do an awesome job with his obedience! I dropped the leash to see how he would do, and he still obeyed his commands without any leash pressure. No potty accidents today.
Today Oliver and I went to the mall to stay out of the heat and work on his obedience around distractions. We met with other OffLeash SoCal trainers and their dogs, so Oliver was able to work around dog distractions. He did very well and even had a few that stopped to watch him while he trained.
Today Oliver and I stayed home and worked on his commands. We worked on sending him to his kennel when told and the Out command. Out is good when teaching him fetch, making him drop his ball or toy so you can throw it for him, and also if he has objects he isn’t suppose to have you can tell him out so you can take it away from him. We also worked on his food manners with a pack, teaching him he has to wait patiently while everyone gets their food and until I give him permission to eat.
Today Oliver took the day off from training and spent the day playing and socializing with his friends. I gave him a bath so her could be clean when he sees you, but he didn’t stay clean for long. He wrestled around with his buddies getting dirty again. Oliver can’t wait to go home and show you everything he has learned!