• Hello there! I’m Jax and I have a big personality.

  • I love jumping, food, playing, and basically everything that fits under the category dog.

  • I’m already pretty good at a lot of my basic obedience commands, I just need some refreshers.

  • I’m also a big snuggle bug, so I’m the best of both worlds!

Jax

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Jax’s Dog Training Photo’s and Videos

Dog Training Log

Dog Training Session 1

  • ·Today was Jax’s first training session. He is so smart!

  • We started working on leash manners

    • He pulled quite a bit in the beginning of our session

  • We also practiced putting the Gentle Leader on

    • By the end of our session, he was comfortable wearing and even wore it for 2 minutes straight without pawing at it! YAY!

    • By the end of our session Jax was walking at my side, eyes on me with little to no treats present and no Gentle Leader for about 8 steps. For our next session I will try to recreate this behavior in a higher distraction area. If he does just as well we may not need to use the Gentle Leader

Dog Training Session 2

  • Jax did really well today. We worked on his leash manners, eye contact, sit, and down.

  • Jax consistently got his “sits” and “downs” with treats present. We will work on weaning him off of them next time and still performing the command the first time it is said.

  • His eye contact is looking fantastic. He looked at me consistently every time I made a kissy sound and held the treat at forehead.

  • Jax’s leash manners got better the more we focused on them. We worked without the gentle leader and he did really well.

  • We worked with Jax’s toy elephant as his reward. He really enjoyed this and it is a good alternative to treats. It is also a great way to wean him off treats.

Dog Training Session 3

  • Jax did really well again today.

  • We focused on his jumping, eye contact, and leash manners today.

  • We worked on his eye contact and leash manners in a very high distraction space (the lobby and front office).

  • We practiced “look” over and over in this distracting space. He has it down when the treat is at eye level.

  • We also practiced the leash manners in the busy environment. It really clicked! He was walking like a pro by the end of the session.

    • We really focused on walking at a fast pace then suddenly stopping.

Dog Training Session 4

  • It’s been awhile since I’ve got to work with Jax and he did wonderful!

  • Today we focused on loose leash walking and calm introductions.

    • We worked on Jax’s leash manners in low, medium and high distraction areas.

      • Jax had eyes on me about 90% of the time in the low distraction area.

      • In the medium distraction area he had eyes on about 85% of the time.

      • In the high distraction areas he had eyes on about 40% of the time. Jax was distracted by eating leaves and investigating the front lawn area.

    • Try practicing the “Figure 8” or zig zag technique during any of his walks.

      • This will help Jax keep his focus and eyes on you

    • During our short session on calm introductions, Jax did great! Using the look cue to keep his attention on me as people walked close by us during our walks or while sitting.

      • We noticed his collar was pretty loose, to ensure his safety and security we adjusted the sizing of the collar and used an alternate leash to practice outside. I might recommend a flat, buckle collar instead of the clip collar he has on.

Dog Training Session 5

  • Another wonderful training session!

  • We continued to work on loose leash walking

    • Practicing look during

    • We worked in a low, medium and high level distraction areas

    • While in low and medium distraction areas he had eyes on me 90% of the time!

    • He did not pull on the leash once!

    • While in high distraction area (front walkway and parking lot) Jax had eyes on me 70% of the time! This is a huge improvement from last week! Great job!

      • Continue practicing this at the dog park before allowing him to play. Don’t worry about bringing too many treats as getting to go play is a reward.

      • We worked on “Figure 8’s” and “Zig Zags” to help remind him to keep his eyes on me.

  • Jax has look down 90%! Keep practicing this as he sometimes needs reminders by bringing my hand towards my face.