I have been seeing people, lots of people, but not in the flesh. Families have chatted with me over Zoom. I’ve been able to see their dogs and have even been walked around their houses so I can see the dog’s environment. I have now started a good number of Read more…
I believe that Rosie is genetically a timid dog. She previously lived with quite a lot of dogs and they bullied her. She is very scared of dogs. Timid Rosie hid As I entered the room Rosie ran over to the young lady and hid beside her on the sofa. Read more…
Sweet little Fox Red Labrador, Willow, used to live outside in kennels with other gundogs. Now she is in a very new world. Brave Willow’s new world. When one considers this is the first time the two-year-old has lived in a house, everything is a big adjustment. Just think of Read more…
At six months old, Daisy came over from Eastern Europe. She lived with a someone nearby before the lady took her in three months ago.
Daisy is now one year of age – a beautiful mix of many breeds.
She is polite, friendly and absolutely lovely – a real tribute to the lady who has worked hard. She can be taken anywhere.
Apart from one problem. Barking in the car.
She barks so much in the car that the lady has to wear earplugs! (more…)
I have just met another Henry – a Miniature Schnauzer age two. He is quite unusual to look at, being brown and with a poodle-like curly coat. Cute! Henry was barking behind a door when I arrived. Let out after I had sat down, he came charging up to me, barking Read more…
Monty is an absolutely delightful, much-loved Cockerpoo pup, six months old. His coat is unusually soft.
The problem with Monty is he grabs clothes and damages them. After several months, it’s undoubtedly a well-rehearsed, learned behaviour.
They react to the jumping up by telling him Get Down and No, and pushing him. At the same time he may grab the person’s top. The man’s t-shirt had holes in it. (I had been warned and came wearing tough clothes). (more…)
The Jack Russell growls at the boy. It’s a sad situation and I feel so sorry for Eddie (not his real name). He is thirteen years old and their rescue Jack Russell, Ted, ‘doesn’t like’ him.
What makes it even more sad is that Eddie was the one family member not particularly interested in getting a dog until Ted chose him at the rescue. He settled on his lap. For Eddie it was love.ReAD MORE
The young couple adopted mix breed Buddy at five months old. He is now nearly two. They were told he had Beagle in him, though it’s hard to tell.
There really is nothing wrong with the young dog that a bit of motivation and consistency won’t solve – along with some systematic training exercises to get him to pay attention to them.
Buddy goes deaf when they call him.
She seldom feels completely safe. Lucy’s fearfulness affects everything, most importantly her reactions to their baby daughter.
So many things she fears
With fear being at the root of all the issues that are a problem for the seven-year-old Cocker Spaniel’s owners, general fearfulness is what we must address. (more…)
Excitable Dalmatian Milo can get from zero to a hundred in a second!! He barks persistently at people coming into the house- though didn’t at me. I’m calm and the lady and her adult son were asked to ignore him initially. Nobody was stirring him up. It was in the Read more…