Over the summer, we’ve had to put a lot of our retrieving training on hold because it’s just too hot here in Spain, but now it’s cooled down again, This Little Doggy is back in action with a vengeance. I’ve got some more training focus, and so have plenty of things to work on over … More Retrieving for Dummies
I know I’ve not been posting much recently. Life is so incredibly busy and there just aren’t enough hours in the day to both live it and write about it! This Little Doggy is now ten months old, nicely into adolescence, with a baby brain in an adult body. I swear she thinks she’s a pug-in-a-jumper … More Water retrieves
I realise I’ve not posted any updates in a long time. Life happens sometimes. This Little Doggy is doing really well; she’s fitted wonderfully into our little family and, after our initial problems integrating her with the Two Bigger Doggies, they are now firm friends. Willow will play bitey-face with her a few times a … More Shadow speaks “whale”
This Little Doggy is now 5 months of age, which means she’s been with us for three months. It seems like forever ago I was travelling to Scotland to pick up the tiny bundle of mischief; can it really only be three months? How did this… …turn into this…? I thought it time I wrote a … More 5 months old, a training journal
This Little Doggy gets sore, dry eyes. She’s had a bit of conjunctivitis of late and, boy, does she hate drops in her eyes. Sadly, it seems she’s needed drops of one sort or another for forever now, and it’s really tough to get them in by myself. She quickly became very head-shy and was scared by … More Husbandry – eye drops
It’s snowing hard here in Soldeu this morning, but below is some video I took of Luna and Shadow at the beginning of March. Her very first fresh snow. It was hard going for a little Squidge, but she had a blast!
It’s so important to keep a dog’s nails short. It’s so bad for them if their nails touch the ground as they walk. Imagine how it feels when you’re in too-short shoes and every step you make pushes your nails back into your toes. Sore, isn’t it? It’s the same thing for dogs. Not only that, … More Husbandry – nail trimming