Poor Apollo. He has been allowed only restricted mobility for several weeks now, having had complicated surgery on his leg. Apollo is a very energetic six-month-old German Shepherd with a fantastic temperament. He’s confident and friendly with both people and with other dogs. There are two things at the bottom Read more…
(An online consultation). A friend said this and it’s so true: ‘If we don’t like the output, we change the input’! Beautiful Beau is a clever mix of Beagle and Border Collie, an adolescent at ten months old. He lives with a couple and their five-year-old twins who are very Read more…
Jack Russell Bugsy’s online consultation. The young lady lives with her father. They have had Jack Russell Bugsy for two months now. He’s seven years of age. She got in touch because of Bugsy’s constant barking. He runs around the garden for maybe a couple of hours – barking mostly Read more…
Their new dog intimidates their cats.
The young couple fetched the young Leonberger a week ago. Where he came from was questionable. He was a mess. Now, after baths and a session with a groomer, he is shorter-haired but stunning.
Jack’s past is a mystery to me. He’s friendly with people, he walks okay on lead and he travels well. It’s hard to believe that sometime further back in the one-year-old’s past someone’s not cherished him. (more…)
Stay on the floor? Why? How? Twiglet, is Twiglet! Twiglet bounces like Zebedee from the Magic Roundabout (for anyone old enough to remember). They don’t want to stop their little Border/Lakeland terrier being Twiglet, do they (what a wonderful name!). Unfortunately sometimes some people find her flying all over them Read more…
Five weeks ago, after a long journey from Cyprus, Bella arrived.
After a couple of days in her new life of being careful and quiet, Bella erupted into highly-charged activity.
The one-year-old has lived with her siblings from a very young age in a free-for-all dog compound. Everything she has learnt has been from other dogs. The organisation does a wonderful job, but there will inevitably have been constant stimulation.
Bella has no ‘stop button’.
What’s better than one black Cocker Spaniel? Two black Cocker Spaniels? Hmm – I don’t know!
I am very partial to lively working Cockers, having one myself. My own Pickle is aptly named and has been an adventure from the start, keeping both myself and my other dogs on our toes!
I adore him.
Pickle is now nine years old and showing little sign of slowing down.
The lady and her daughter have a lovely black Cocker Spaniel, seven years of age, called Otis. (more…)
Obsessing; pacing; compulsively licking the floor. The root to everything is down to Cocker Oli’s permanently aroused and stressed state – he only gets respite at night or when shut away during the day. If he’s not compulsively bringing things to be thrown he is licking the floor (I suspect this will have Read more…
It’s as if Willow, the over-excited one-year-old Wirehaired Vizsla, is driven by rocket fuel!
Trying to stop her being so excited
All their efforts are understandably around trying to stop Willow jumping up at people, flying all over them, grabbing feet and so on. (more…)