Quizz’s Training Log
Celhaus Question Me or Not
Miss Red from the QQ Litter went to my good friend, Laurie Schwabauer, to be trained as a service dog so we’ll have one ready (or nearly ready) when people contact me wanting one of my dogs for a service dog. Laurie is keeping a log of Quizz’s training and will send me weekly updates.
Newest entries are on top. Scroll down for earlier entries.
Saturday July 6, 2019
9 a.m. Practiced loose lead walking and sitting on command skills while walking down drive way.
Public Access 2 p.m.
Tractor Supply – walked quietly beside shopping cart
Meets and Greets with customers,
sat on command/ trying hard to keep all four feet on the ground
Walked on loose lead with shopping cart.
Sunday July 7, 2019
Day off. Just being a puppy day!!
Monday July 8, 2019
9 a.m. – Table Exercises
Going to table 8 ft away
Sit (siitz) on table
Down (platz) w/lure
Puppy pushups (siitz, platz, siitz) w/lure
Stay – (Blibe) pivoting just in front of table, holding position 10 seconds and returning
Play session with neutral dog Reba – Blue Heeler (10 minutes)
8 p.m. Focused Retrieving games
Tennis Ball, ball on a rope, keys, rubber toys and hose, gloves – Retrieving and bring back to me from 50 feet away
Tuesday July 9, 2019
9 a.m. Table Exercises
Going to table 8 ft away
Down (Platz) w/lure
Puppy pushups (siitz,platz,siitz) w/lure
Stay – (Blibe)
Play session with neutral dog (Domina) Doberman Pinscher
Focused Retrieving games
Tennis ball, ball on rope, keys, rubber hose, gloves – Retrieving and bringing back to me 50 ft away.
Play session with neutral dog (10 minutes)
Wednesday July 10, 2019 (14 weeks old)
9 a.m. Table Exercises
Going to table 8 ft away
“Down(platz) – w/lure
“Puppy pus ups” (siitz) w/lure
Focused Retrieve games with Tennis ball, ball on rope, keys, rubber hose, gloves – Retrieving and bringing back to me from 50 ft. Away
Thursday July 11th, 2019
9 a.m. Target table exercises
Go to table, 8 ft away
Puppy Sit ups (siitz,platz,siitz) w/lure
Public Access Fairgrounds Park
Environmental: Walking on deck, water in pond, row boats and swimmer’s
Friday July 12, 2019
Target Table exercises
“Down” (Platz) w/lure
Puppy sit ups (Siitz,platz,siitz) w/lure
5 p.m. Public Access – Fairgrounds Arena, Set up for 4-H (Obedience and Rally) Dog Show. Focus training/ w/strangers – Keeping all four feet on the ground lol….
7 p.m. Play session with neutral dog, “Jamboree” German Shepherd Dog
Saturday July, 13, 2019
a.m. No Train, Day off
Sunday July 14, 2019
Hunt game in tall grass for ball
Loose lead walking skills down drive way to mail box and sitting on command
Skills – (5) Excellent, (1) needs improvement
Loose lead walking (4)
Go potty on leash (5)
Sitting on command (5)
Down on command (3) with Lure (5)
Sending to target table (4)
Recall on leash (5). Recall games off leash (4)
Sunday 6/30/19 (Day 20)
Target Table – Going to table on her own from 6 feet away
Target Table – Sending to table from 6 feet away. Responding very well to “Sitz” (Sit) Command. Without lure.
Target Table – Introduced “Platz” (Down) on Table with Lure
Play retrieve with tennis ball in yard by herself (10 minutes),
Monday July 1, 2019 (Day 21)
Target Table- going to table on her own from 6 feet away, coming back for reward.
Target Table – Sending to table (6 ft away) Sitting on command, Responding well to Free command , running back for reward.
Target Table – Sending to table (6 ft away) “Platz” (Down) on command with lure.
Play retrieve with tug rope by herself in yard (10 minutes)
4-H Dog Practice (1 hr)( Day 22)
Quiet in Crate while Jamboree introduced working all 5 foundation obedience skills from middle position. (Sit, Down, Stand, Front, swing, or working finish)
Meet and Greet with 4-H handlers/Dogs – focusing on keeping all four feet on the ground.
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 (Day 23)
Target Table – Sending to target table 6 ft away returning for reward
Target Table – Going to table, responding well to “Platz” (Down) with lure and maintaining position longer each time.
Play session with Jamboree (10 minutes)
Target Table – Sending to target table 6 ft away, returning for reward.
Target Table – Going to table, responding quickly to the “Platz” command with lure.
(New) Hunt Game – Finding tennis ball in tall grass and bringing it back to me.
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 (day 24)
Target Table – Sending to table, 6 ft away. Coming back for reward. Good Girl!
Target Table – Introduced puppy sit-up game, with lure, “Siitz, Platz, Siitz”. Responding well to both commands. Good Girl.
6 p.m. Family arrived for July 4th Holiday.
Did meet and greets with family
Thursday, July 4th, 2019 (Day 25)
Heavy rains all day. Managed fun play sessions in yard with Isabella, Noah and Jamboree. In-between storms. They all still managed to have a blast playing hide and seek and pass the puppy. (Recall game between 2 or more people)
Friday, July 5, 2010 (Day 26)
Target Table, Sending to table from 8 ft away, coming back for reward
Target Table – Sending to table, Sitting on command with no lure, and waits for free command before running back to me for her treat.
Target Table – (Platz) down on table with lure.
Target Table – Puppy Pushups – (Siitz, Platz, Siitz)
Saturday, July 6 Day off (Family Emergency) (Day27)
Observations, Week 3 ( June 30 – July 6)
Needs Improvement (1) Excellent (5)
“Go Potty” on Leash (5)
Off – Still struggling a bit (2)
Walking on Loose lead (4)
Sitting on command (5)
Going to target table from 6 feet away (4)
Crate training: barks when she wants outside. Sleeps all night (4)
Recall Game- Introduced Come command (HIER) (hee re), Calling her name first).
Played with 2 adults and two children
Retrieving and bringing back
Tennis ball (5)
Finding ball in tall grass and bringing back to me (3)
New Public Access Skills, Going up and down stairs ( 4)
Public Access Visits – None this week.
Quizz at 14 weeks: learning to negotiate big flight of steps, playing with grandchildren
Wednesday 6/19/19 (Day 9)
9 a.m. warm up focus games
Introduced Going to the table (2 ft away)
Coming back for reward and offering going back to the table on her own
Public Access: Cassidy’s Feed and Seed – Store manager came out to pet her while Quizz was in her crate.
6 p.m 4-H Dog Practice, Fairgrounds (1 hr.)
Meet and greets with kidos
Warm up focus games
Loose lead walking on leash, left side
Figure eights around barrels
Thursday 6/20/19 (Day 10)
9 a.m. Short playtime with Quiz and Jamboree before heading to work at the VAC.
11:00 – 4:30 p.m. Took Quiz to potty area and is responding well to the command “Go Potty” before we enter the building
It was a quiet day at the office with only two orientations scheduled. Most of the day was spent in the office keeping all four paws on the ground.
Friday 6/21/19 (Day 11)
9 a.m. Focus Games.
Introduced retrieve with keys
6 p.m. Retrieve with keys
Introduced to Target Table
Playtime with neutral dog “Reba” Blue Heeler
Saturday 6/22/19 (Day 12)
9 a.m. focus games
Focus retrieve with keys
Sending to Target Table 2 ft away
Sunday 6/23/19 (Day 13)
No training a.m.
2:15 p.m. Camplex park, training with B3-k-9 Training
Introduced to Scent Games
OBEDIENCE SKILLS will be TAUGHT IN GERMAN
Monday 6/24/19 (Day 14)
6 p.m. 4-H Dog Practice (1hr)
Meet and Greets with Kidos while keeping all four feet on the ground
Loose lead walking on left side
Loose lead walking left side, figure eight
Fun recall games around arena
Socialization with other dogs – over reactive at first but quiets down when redirected.
Tuesday 6/25/19 (Day 15)
9 a.m. Focus Games (name, touch,)
Table – Going to table coming back for reward on her own from 6 ft away
Introduced Sit with lure on the table
Playtime – Tennis ball retrieve
6.p.m. Small Dog socialization with neutral dog “Bella”, disengaging when name is called.
Target Table – Going to the table 6 ft away on her own, coming back to me for reward.
Target Table – Introduced “Setzen” on the table w/lure
Loose lead walking down drive way to mail box. Working hard to keep all four feet on the ground.
Tennis ball retrieve
Wednesday 6/26/19) 1 Hr. (Day 16)
10:30 a.m. Public Access – Running’s Feed Store, Spearfish S.D. (33 miles away) rode quietly in back of car, (Not Crated)
Automatic Doors, walking on slick floors, crowds of people
Loose lead walking on left side, walking beside shopping cart, meet and greets with customers/staff keeping all four feet on the ground, leave it (no sniffing store merchandise)
6 p.m. 4-H Dog Practice, Fairgrounds (1 hr,)
Meet and Greet with Kido’s, keeping all four feet on the ground
Loose lead walking on left side
Fun recall games around the arena
Dog Socialization with other dogs – No correction needed,
Thursday 6/27/19 (Day 17)
9 a.m. Focus games (touch, walking into her space, walking into mine,
Target Table – Going to target table, 6 ft away, on her own, coming back to me for reward
Responding well to “Go table”, 6 ft away,
Introduced “Setzen” command” with lure on target table,
6.p.m. Focus Games; name, touch, spin to left and right with lure(food)
Target Table Exercises – Sending to table 6 ft away. Coming back to me for reward
Target Table – Going to table responding to “Setzen’ command(without lure). 6 ft away.
Friday 6/28/19 (Day 18)
9a.m. Focus Games
Target Table – Sending to table 6ft away, coming back to me for reward
Target Table – Sending to table 6 ft away, responding well to “Setzen” command (no lure), Treating while maintaining sit position on table
Introduced command “Free” running back to me for reward
Target Table – sanding to table, 6ft away, coming back for reward
Target Table – Sending to table,” Sit – ” Setzen”, Free, Reward
Playtime with Jamboree in yard.
Saturday 6/29/19 (Day 19)
9 a.m. No training
OBSERVATIONS WEEK 2 – 6/19/19- 6/29/19
1-needs improvement > 5 Excellent
Focus on toy: (5) Excellent
Focus/Play w/Handler (5) Excellent
Focus/Play w/Stranger (5) Excellent
Distraction to Environment (5)
Sighs of fear/aggression (4) overstimulated by strange dogs but redirects quickly
Overall Stamina (5)
Overall Interest (5)
“Go Potty” on leash (4)
Walking on Loose Lead (5)
Off – Keeping all four feet on the ground (3)
Target Table – 6 ft away (5)
“Sit” on command on target table (4)
Crate training. (5) Barks to go outside to go Potty
Leave it – Knows command, responds quickly (4)
Quizz at 13 weeks on a training trip: public transportation practice, riding in the back seat of the car on way to feed store, at feed store
Tuesday 6/11/19 (Day 1)
Traveled to Sheridan to pick up puppy from Cel’s shortly before 1:00 p.m. It was a very hard decision between “Miss Yellow” and “Miss Red”, both excellent candidates but finally decided on Miss Red. After saying our hard goodbyes to Grandma Cel and “Red’s” mother, “Mercy”, we loaded in the pickup for our long trip back home to Sundance, 2 ½ hours east of Sheridan.
Miss Red traveled very well home. She found her comfort spot and curled up next to Bill and slept most of the way. We discussed lots of Q names on the trip home and Bill named her “Quizz” Wasn’t sure at the time but it really does fit her as she is always investigating and trying new things. (Cel’s note: we chose her registered name to go with her call name: Celhaus Question me Or Not))
P.M. . Introduced to Kennel building, potty area, 6 dogs, house, and crate.
Wednesday 6/12/19 (Day 2)
Crate training Excellent. Slept all night. Not one peep until 6 a.m.
A.M. ball session, BALL RETRIEVE (EXCELLENT) bringing tennis ball back every time (5 out of 5 throws) and releasing it into my hands.
Focus on Ball -Excellent
Focus/Play w/Handler- Excellent
Distraction by Environment – No
Signs of fear or aggression – No
Over all Interest – Excellent
6:00 p.m. 4-H Dog Practice, Crook County Fairgrounds Arena
Introduced two focus games while I waited for Kido’s to arrive
1.Name Game – 5 minutes, Responding well to her name while offering me her two eyes. Maintaining eye contact for 5 seconds.
2.Touch Game – Introduced left hand flat in front of Quiz’s face and waited for her to touch her nose to my hand, first left hand then right.
3.Practiced loose lead walking skills on leash around arena and keeping all four feet on the ground while meets and greets with 4-H families who wanted to visit with her.
Thursday 6/13/19 (Day 3)
Loaded Jamboree and Quizz in the car and headed to work to the Visitation Advocacy Center (VAC) in Gillette, 60 miles away. I introduced “Quizz” to the potty area and then to the staff that were all gathered in Pam’s office for a meeting. Taryn quickly volunteered to watch her while Jamboree and I did orientations that had been scheduled throughout the day. Quizz is very social and loved greeting everyone that came into the office. She was allowed to visit but had to keep all four feet on the ground. It was a long first day for her but everyone complemented on how quiet and well behaved she was for such a young puppy.
Friday, 6/14/19 (Day 4)
a.m. and p.m. Ball Session 15 minutes,
Day off, no training due to appointment in Sheridan
Too warm to take with her with us to Sheridan for Bills Colonoscopy so had to leave home
Saturday 6/15/19 (Day 5)
Branding – Day off
p.m. 15 min ball session, Introduced playtime with Jamboree
Sunday 5/16/19 (Day 6)
Father’s Day – Day off
p.m. 15 min ball session, playtime with Jamboree.
With lots of help from Cel, we decided on Quizz’s AKC Registered Name: “Celhaus Question Me or Not”
Monday 6/17/19 (Day 7)
a.m. 15 min tennis ball session
Dog Socialization 2x in controlled setting with Jamboree. Rewarded with food every time I called her back to me, disengaging herself from Jamboree.
6 p.m. 4-H Dog Practice at Fairgrounds
Did several meet and greets with the kids. Quizz doing much better about keep all four feet on the ground. Tends to get a little over stimulated by other dogs but redirects nicely.
Focus play with Strangers (5) Excellent
Tuesday 6/18/19 (Day 8)
15 minute ball retrieve session
Reviewed, clicker, name game and touch
Introduced Giving me two eyes, Walking into her space, walking into mine
Dog socialization – w/Jamboree. Rewarding with food every time she comes back to me when calling her name while disengaging herself from Jamboree
Dog socialization – w/Bella (small dog) Rewarding with food every time she comes back to me when calling her name while disengaging herself from Bella.
Week 1 observations. June 11- June 18, 2019 1-Needs improvement – 5 Excellent
Name Game – (5) Excellent – Responds very quickly to her name
Touch (4) – Understands the command and touching both hands
Dog Socialization (3) Overstimulated at first but quiets down quickly when redirected.
Walking on Loose Lead (4) Still chews on leash occasionally, replacing it with something she can have (ball)
Off –Keeping all four feet on the ground (1) Needs more improvement. Very Social Puppy.
Crate Training (5) Excellent
Quizz at 12 weeks