Maggie is a 7-month old Goldendoodle from Castro Valley, CA who attended our 3-Week Off-Leash Training.
Maggie lives with her owners and two young kids. They want to run on trails with Maggie and take her along on vacations and trips without her being a hassle and overall just want her to be a good family dog. Her family sought training due to biting, chewing, table surfing, jumping, and barking.
When she first arrived to camp she was taught: sit with built in stay, down with built in stay, heel, loose leash walking, come when called, and place (bed). Maggie from the beginning of camp was eager to learn and loved food rewards. She was taught all behaviors positively with food first and after checking for understanding, a slip lead was used to teach leash pressure and then e-collar pressure for off-leash reliability.
Maggie was redirected from jumping with a sit or go to place command. We used place to keep her from table surfing and begging for food during dinner time. We did some running with Maggie on trails to prep her for runs with her owners and worked on her off leash heeling in parks and busy stores. Maggie also practiced recalls while running with other dogs so that they would have control even when she was very excited.
We are so proud of Maggie’s progress, and she is now a lovely addition to her family that is happy to follow instructions and loves to earn praise by doing the right things.