Tag Archives: Rosie

Drugged or hypnotised?

Since I started training Rosie, I’ve become more aware of the doggie-related programmes on television. Lately, I’ve been following Cesar Millan’s The Dog Whisperer series on the National Geographic channel. I am amazed at how over and over again, Cesar Millan is able to calm down and “reprogram” a dog that has long-standing behavioural issues […]

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“Insights” of being sick

This past week I’ve had a bad bout of  “stomach flu”, so I haven’t had the energy to write. I’ll spare you the details although I will share these thoughts about the experience: Staffies (or Staffordshire Bull Terriers) are excellent nurse dogs. Staffies are often referred to as “nanny dogs” because, despite their looks, they […]

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Photo day: Golden Sunrise

I’m having a bad week, hence the second Photo Day of the week . . . Rosie and I went walking early this morning. This week the sun has started rising just after 05:20 a.m. (although Rosie woke up me up at 4:00 a.m. already – she really likes walking!). We start walking about 20 […]

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Another toad story

Since I already tweaked your interest in toads with my last post, I think you might like this story by The White Coat Underground titled Should I Lick This? It was of special interest to me since Rosie (the dog) likes catching and licking toads, and then comes inside frothing at the mouth and vomiting. […]

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Training a SUPERdog

From the first week we had her, I started putting a harness on Rosie (our Staffie puppy) and walking with her in our garden. Later we graduated to the  streets of our neighbourhood, where I would describe it less as me walking the dog, than me being dragged around the neighbourhood by the dog! We […]

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Fighting like cats and dogs

That’s the old saying used to describe amongst other things, how children and siblings, and couples fight. But, it’s not really true. It should be Fighting like cats or Fighting like dogs. The general misconception is that because cats and dogs are different this is going to cause conflict. In reality, as any animal behaviourist, […]

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