Barks outside in the garden. Ignores them when they call him.

Harvey barks outside in the garden.

Like many people, they have felt it kindest to allow their gorgeous one-year-old Cockerpoo Harvey free access to the garden via a permanently open dog flap. He may need to toilet. [divider type=”white”]

Unwittingly given the role of guard duty

barks outside in the gardenHowever, Harvey’s use of the dog flap has been to charge out looking for trouble.

Then he barks at any sound he hears.

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A big dog attacked him. Psychological fallout.

a big dog attacked him

coat to protect his wound

Poor little Marley.  The other day a dog attacked him.

The young gentleman was walking him at the time.

Instead of enjoying his walks with the little dog, he’s now anxious and constantly on the lookout for larger dogs. He had been unable to save his little Chihuahua.

He had been walking with Marley in a field near home where the little dog regularly plays off-lead with his doggy friends.[divider type=”white”]

The big dog attacked him

Without warning, an off-lead Weimaraner appeared from nowhere and had Marley in his mouth. (more…)

Good home. Only on a sheep farm could be better.

As I left, they asked me whether I felt they were a good home for their young Welsh Sheepdog, Taffy.

Taffy has found a good homeI can’t think of a better place for the recently adopted dog – apart from living with a sheep farmer maybe. She is very lucky to be re-homed by the conscientious and caring young couple who are doing their best to understand her needs.

Taffy has landed on her feet in a very good home.

From the couple’s own point of view, however, there is a downside. The reality of what they had done soon kicked in. Instead of having a dog they can take everywhere with them, they have lost their freedom. Taffy’s restrictions have overtaken their lives. (more…)

Barks at People, Distant or Near

I love happy endings so I have brought this story of three years ago to the front. [divider type=”white”] Robbie’s hackles rise and he barks at people. People often don’t see things from their dog’s point of view until it’s pointed out. There seems no alternative but to keep walking towards the thing Read more…

He panics when the lady moves out of sight

Six months ago they had to go away. They left their easy-going young Samoyed, Rex, in the care of a dog trainer.[divider type=”white”]

They came home to a terrified dog.

Panics when the lady disappearsThe don’t know what happened. Now the previously friendly dog is very reactive to people coming to the house. He panics if dogs get too close to him when out.

Most of all, he panics if his lady owner is out of sight. (more…)