1 year 2 weeks 3 days oldSo, there's been a bit of a setback in getting the new pup. As I've been struggling with a migraine on and off for a week or so now, I sent her an email instead of phoning the breeder again. Email did seem to be her preferred contact method on her website anyway. I didn't anticipate a problem, I had offered to put a deposit on the pup, so she knew I really wanted one of them. In my experience many breeders are rather poor about returning emails, so I rather assumed she had got th... read more »
9 months 1 week 4 days old
Working on sit stays outside. Inside these things are easy - outsideWell FINALLY today, after about 11 sporadic months of investigation, calls to different government departments, agencies, various call centres and more I finally hit upon the right person for the question. I had been trying to find out how to get a public access permit for Knightley here in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT, a region somewhat like a state that surrounds Canberra, the capital city of Aust... read more »
6 months 2 weeks 6 days oldSo, over the last couple of days we have continued to work on halter counter conditioning. Lots of treating while making a noose of the twine to put around Knightley's muzzle. Then yesterday evening and again today I attached the twine to one side of a martingale collar and made a loose figure of eight noose around Knightley's muzzle, then attached the other end of the twine to the other side of the collar. At first I would just tie it on lightly, give him a handful of treats, ... read more »
Taking a small break from munching on a bone, still damp fromloose leash training outside. This morning there actually wassome improvement!!! I think there may be a steady dog insideKnightley who will be able to walk nicely on his normal flatcollar. It's just going to take some more work.Knightley and I have both come in wet from the rain (what a strange Australian summer it is!!) and I have given him some nice juicy bones to keep his teeth nice and clean, and to let a dog be a dog. I'm listening to him ... read more »
I love reading medical websites. I am one of those people who like to diagnose their own injuries. I realize this is not the smartest thing to do. I will go to my doctor after I have tried a few self remedies, first. If an illness seems serious to me, then I will run, not walk, to my doctor.
Recently, I have been experiencing extreme discomfort in my heels. I mentioned it to my doctor and she told me that this is a common complaint for people my age. (Oh no! My age! What does that mean? I am not one of... read more »