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…)
The young couple has a beautiful Border Collie pup called Sabre, soon to be sixth months old.
He greeted me outside the house, pulling hard to get to me. Most of the time I was with them he was flying all over the place or barking at the young man in particular. He barked for him to throw a toy.
The man always complies because the barking goes right through his head.
It was a total pleasure to be in the company of the two lovely Dobermans (or is it Dobermen?) – Doberman Pinschers.
Three-year-old Storm joined them six months ago. It’s hard to believe that he’s on home number four but he’s landed on his feet now.
His first year was spent as a ‘yard’ dog. From his behaviour in the house and with people, I would guess he hadn’t encountered the outside world in the first formative months of his life. That was the first imbalance in his life.
Outside their home is the problem.
Five-and-a-half-month-old Harry leash wrestles; he tugs and bites it. It’s in one set of circumstances only. At the end of his walk, when they they get to the entrance of the park, Harry goes into some sort of frenzy. Flying about nipping, he attacks the lead and tugs at it as he swings about, growling.
Recent change in behaviour
Always excitable and a jumper, he has only started this ‘wild’ behaviour where he wrestles the lead in the last couple of weeks. The lady is actually scared. Harry suddenly changes character. She feels like he’s attacking her. (more…)
Nala ignores Come when called when she sees another dog to run up to and jump on! That’s their only problem really apart from some jumping up due to over-excitement.
Nala is an unusual-looking dog. Stunning, large and fluffy. She is a very friendly mix of Leonberger and Giant Poodle.
They have worked hard with training the two–year-old. The problem isn’t severe – yet. She has good recall mostly but she ignores Come when she’s called when they most need it. They are doing the right thing getting help before it escalates into anything more. (more…)