Big Change in Poppy’s Life. Wary of People, Traffic and Dogs

What a big change in living style the mix-breed terrier has had.

It seems Poppy came from a fairly manic household with comings and goings, unpredictable young people and lots of noise. Judging by how she may now wince or recoil from hands, it’s very likely she wasn’t handled very kindly.

It’s possible a man treated her harshly, though it is common for nervous dogs to be more afraid of men than of women.[divider type=”white”]

Not sorry to lose her

They asked one of the older children if they were sorry to see her go. The child said, ‘Not really’. (more…)

Guard Dog. Protective German Shepherd

I am sometimes contacted by people wanting to make their dog be a guard dog. These people aren’t happy because their friendly or fearful dog is useless at protecting them or their property. Training dogs to behave with aggression isn’t my bag at all. [divider type=”white”] Taking the ‘guard’ out of the guard dog. I do Read more…