Tag Archives: dogs

Soft, gentle and consistent

The tone of voice in dog training is key, according to the woman on the radio this morning who sounded like Joanna Lumley’s slightly less posh sister. She said “soft, gentle, positive and consistent” and I thought “Hmmm. I suppose … Continue reading

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Dog Training for Cats – the last update (perhaps)

I wasn’t intending to write any more Dog Training for Cats blogs. I thought I’d taken the observations as far as I could go really, recognising finally that while cats are from Venus, dogs are from Mars. Two different species, … Continue reading

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Another dose of dog

Psssssttttt…..   Come closer… I vil say zis only vonce…..    Bit of a secret, this but it’s high time it was out there….. I’m only able to cycle as much as I do because I don’t have a dog … Continue reading

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Mainly fair with occasional rain blog – 2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 5,900 views in 2012. If every person who reached the … Continue reading

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Dog training for cats – in puss-oot of glory

When I got the kittens as a birthday present to myself two years ago, I thought I’d try dog-training them. I’d been a dog person all my life, specifically an English Springer Spaniel person, so I thought it’d be interesting … Continue reading

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A Dose of Dog

Being a temporarily dogless dog person is hard. It’s hard because people assume that you’re not much interested in dogs and it’s hard because you don’t get offered a lot of dog opportunities. Strangers think you’re a bit nuts if … Continue reading

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Looking forward to Zule

Some things, when you’re shopping are hard to resist.  So hard, that you just have to have them. I mean, who wouldn’t want a small rubber orange pig with porcine pinprick eyes, which when squeezed, emits a satisfyingly low “oink?” … Continue reading

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