Hi, my name is Domino and I’m the life of the party!
I have so much personality for one little body.
I have the best smile, partly because of my snaggletooth!
I also have super long legs that I like to show off.
Oh, and I’ll do a trust fall in a heart beat, even if no one is there to catch me!
Domino’s Dog Training Photos and Videos
Dog Training Log
Dog Training Session 1
Domino was awesome today.
We started working on an eye contact command, which will set the foundation for all other commands. This command will also help us achieve more focus from Domino, since he is a little ADD.
Domino’s attention span is quite small right now, so definitely work for 5 minutes at a time each day. He will have eye contact down in no time.
Dog Training Session 2
Today was mine and Domino’s first session together! He is very bright.
We continued working on eye contact
I can tell you’re practicing at home!
He did very well for this, Looking 80% of the time
We also worked on door dashing today!
He did well for this as well. The first session, he was dashing through every door, but our second session, he started to understand.
Dog Training Session 3
Domino did amazing today!!!
His attention level was up. We were able to work for 15 consecutive minutes at a time.
His eye contact command is looking absolutely fabulous. Keep practicing so he remembers it.
He did not dash through a single door! Your practice has really shown off! He even made his own bubble around the door, knowing he should stay back slightly until “okayed” through.
We started working on the “come” command. He absolutely loved it and did so well
Dog Training Session 4
I love working with Domino! He’s such a blast to work with.
Today we focused on Recall
Domino came when called 100% of the time when in a low distraction area! This was with and without treats present.
During our Recall practices, we also touched up on Look and door dashing
He didn’t doordash once! Yay!!
Dog Training Session 5
Domino did well today.
He struggled with his attention and eye contact, but was fantastic at his recall!
Keep working on Domino’s eye contact in a slightly distracting environment such as in the backyard or while someone is cooking.
Domino had 100% recall with people as distractions present, this is very good. He has really progressed with this command. Keep practicing by adding more distractions
We started working on Domino’s leash manners. He has a very hard time with eye contact when you start walking. He is on a mission.
Dog Training Session 6
Domino did great today! I’m filling in for Vanessa today and it was our first session together. We became fast friends!
His eye contact has improved a lot!
He looked 80% of the time and has a good understanding of the command.
Domino recalled 100% of the time in a low distraction area. Yay!
Since he did so well inside with recall, I wanted to test him in a high distraction area. I took him outside around our potty pens where boarding dogs were being rotated.
This was a challenge for him but that was expected.
We practiced leash manners and he’s starting to catch on!
Your hard work shows! Keep it up!
Dog Training Session 7
Another great session with Domino!
He looked 90% of the time!
He only struggles around high distractions.
Perfect places to practice are outside in your yard, on a walk, near a park, or in our lobby at pick up and drop off.
His door waits are fantastic!
We practiced leash manners in a low distraction hallway to start.
Since he did well inside, we practiced leash manners outside by our potty pens.
We also practiced recall with people and dogs present.
He struggled a little bit with this today.
He’s very responsive to come. He started to come 100% of the time but actually ran all the way to me, sat and made eye contact 80% of the time.
Dog Training Session 8
Domino was so excited to train with me again! He was all smiles the whole time.
We focused on Domino’s leash manners in low and medium distractions, as well as, on his recall in low, medium, and high distraction levels.
We also worked on his jumping since he was so excited to see me today.
He had a loose leash in the low distraction environment about 40%, he just had so much energy.
His recall was 100% in the low distraction.
He did not need to be gently pulled at all. He came full speed every time.
We practiced eye contact to start off. He really struggled, so we added a more flavorful treat to appeal to his senses.
This drew his eyes up immediately.
We worked on his loose leash. He had it about 5% outside. He had no eye contact while moving.
Additionally, try side stepping towards Domino to get his eyes on you.
He performed recall 100%
He was fantastic! 100% recall.
He needed to be gently pulled in about 20% of the time.
Please continue to work on his eye contact by waiting.
Dog Training Session 9
I love working with Domino, he’s such a blast!
We worked on leash manners in medium and high distraction areas
In the medium distraction area he Looked 80% of time and only pulled twice otherwise, he was walking loose, at my side the rest of the time
In the high distraction areas, he walked loose and by my side about 70% of the time and gave eye contact about 60% of the time
We also worked on Recall in low, medium and high distraction areas
In the low distraction area, Domino Recalled 100%!
In the medium distraction area, he recalled 75% of the time with a few gentle pulls of the leash to get his attention back on me
In high distraction areas, Domino came when called 50% of the time with a few gentle pulls of the leash to get his attention back on me.
His Look is spot on! Great job practicing this with Domino!
Dog Training Session 10
Domino did great today. He loves training; he wears the biggest smile the whole time.
We worked on a new command today, stay.
We started with a sit stay which he did very well with.
Domino was able to stay in the sit position while I slowly backed up two steps and waited 5 seconds.
He has a hard time maintaining focus. When he looks away from you, he automatically gets up after he is finished looking at or listening to something.
We want to mark him standing every time with the release command, so he begins to learn he must stay in that position until released.
I have attached a guide on how to work on sit stay at home.
We continued working on Domino’s eye contact, door waits, and leash manners.
His eye contact and door waits are looking spectacular.
Keep practicing them so he doesn’t forget.
Please keep working on the waiting form of eye contact and marking it with the command when he makes eye contact.
Also continue changing environments. When Domino goes anywhere new, he struggles to make eye contact. Eye contact is the key to good manners and obedience.
You will need to revert back to the earlier steps of the eye contact guide when changing environments.
Keep working on Domino’s leash manners. We practiced a new “game” today where I would suddenly turn towards Domino and walk at him. This helped get his eye contact up which was fantastic.
Keep practicing in low distraction environments until he has nailed a loose leash walk in the heel position with eye contact every so often of his own accord.
Dog Training Session 11
Domino had an absolute blast in training today! :)
It’s been a while since his last training session so he was a little out of routine, but after a few practices was right in the groove!
We went over a little bit of everything to see what he remembered. We did Look, Recall (Come), leash manners, Stay, Sit and Down.
Domino’s Look was spot on!
He had 100% eye contact in low distraction areas
In higher distraction areas (lobby and outside) he Looked about 50% of the time and needed a treat present to get him to focus on me.
Try to practice Look in higher distraction areas, like the lobby when you drop off for daycare. This will help increase his focus.
Domino’s come is fantastic! He really loves that “game”
He recalled in all areas of distraction 100% of the time
He did run past me a few times, but once he realized I was behind him, came running directly to me
Domino struggled a bit with leash manners. He pulled quite a bit and any time he felt unsure, he wanted to stand up on his hind legs as if he was going to jump up or walk on his hind paws.
He gave eye contact about 10% of the time. I needed to ask him to Look several times
How often does Domino usually go on walks? If he hasn’t been on a walk in a while, it’s possible he is just a little rusty with leash manners. Bringing him at least once a week will definitely help him be successful in training.
If you feel like you are experiencing the same things, we could also look into a Gentle Leader head harness or Easy Walk harness. These tools are designed to help discourage pulling
Domino did great with Stay today
Domino was able to Sit and Stay with me 10 steps away for 25 seconds! This is a huge improvement from his last training session 4/12 (2 steps for 5 seconds)
Domino also did a few Down Stays as well. He laid down on his own from being in the sit position. When he did this, I was able to walk 10 steps away for 30 seconds before he would get out of position.
Domino has Sit and Down as well. Domino would do both with or without treats present in all distraction areas.