Riley, a one year old German Shepherd, has joined OffLeash SoCal for our One week Board and Train program. Riley comes to us knowing her commands but not always following them when distracted. She is leash reactive towards other dogs and jumps to greet. Over the week Riley will be working on her on leash obedience and manners. Check in to see her progress!
Riley is settling in well at my home. She met a few new doggie friends. She wasn‘t really interested in playing in the beginning. She’s starting to warm up to them.
Today Riley and I went to the park to start working on her commands. I introduced her to the ecollar and we practiced commands Sit, Heel, and Place. Place is a command where Riley must sit or lay on a defined object. This command is great for building confidence as well as teaching her to be calm and relaxed. Heel is still a work in progress but she is walking better, closer to my side. We met with other OffLeash SoCal trainers and their dogs, so I got to see how Riley acted towards them on leash. She did become reactive, so we practiced her sitting and being calm as the dogs walked back and forth in front of us. It was a great first day of training!
Today Riley and I went to the park to work on her obedience. We practiced more of Sit,
Place, and Heel. We worked on two new
commands: Come to Sit and Down. Down is not her favorite command to do. Riley gave me a hard time with this, but we will keep practicing until she loves it. We need some more work on her focus. She will follow a command but is more interested in her surroundings than paying attention to me.
Today Riley and I went down to Huntington Beach to work on her commands around distractions. She was a but anxious with all the commotion going on around us, but as we practiced her commands she was able to relax and focus on her training. We met with other OffLeash SoCal trainers and their dogs, so Riley was able to work around other dogs.
Today Riley joined me on a shopping spree at The Citadel Outlet. She was nervous when we first arrived, but calmed down as we walked around and worked on her commands. She did very well passing by other dogs without reacting. She did a great job today!
Today Riley and I went to the park to work on her commands. She did very well with less distractions around us. She wasn’t nervous and was able to give me her complete focus.
Today Riley and I worked on her training at home. I used her friends as a distraction while we practiced her commands. She wanted to join them in play, but stayed focused and followed all her commands. After her training was over I let Riley join in on the fun. Riley can’t wait to go home tomorrow and show you everything she has learned!