School’s in for Autumn

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Sep 182013

Well, there you go. Managed to get Them to owner classes last night; I think it was a fairly satisfactory start. She looked a bit nervous, but settled down after a while and mixed well with the others. He was a bit of a pain – kept stopping me sniffing in interesting places – but hopefully the trainer will work on that.

I have to say, I didn’t realise there would be other dogs there. Should have thought it through, as it was a bit off-putting. Watching them try to bring their owners into line was quite interesting, but they did keep insisting on coming to see me. Could have done without that, quite frankly, but it wasn’t that bad. Hammed it up a bit just to make Them feel sorry for me; you never know when a bit of extra sympathy might turn into bonus treats or letting you get away with things, after all.

Overall a positive evening, albeit quite tiring – definitely needed some crash time when we all got home. That notwithstanding, I have high hopes that it will sort Them out once we start going regularly.

Oh, and the best bit? Sneaking out a couple of truly ripe farts which panicked the trainer; I think she thought I was going to do a poo (and I could have been forgiven, the number of times people said “poo” – Cockapoo this, Cockapoo that) but I was merely letting off steam. As it were.

You put a little bit in …

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Sep 172013

The thing about Life is, it’s full of opportunities for fun. You have to remember this, otherwise it can really bring you down. Everywhere you go, look for fun. If you can’t find fun, wind someone up until it becomes fun. You’ll be surprised how quickly this can happen.

In the last week or two I have discovered rain. You’re probably already familiar with this, but in case you’re not, it’s basically just water that falls out of the sky in lots of tiny bits. Don’t know why, don’t know how, don’t really much care. Whatever, it’s nothing to be bothered about, although it does seem to bring Them down a bit. Me, I think rain’s basically OK. Not least because if it hadn’t been for rain, I may never have discovered towels.

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The Importance of Lead Etiquette

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Sep 152013
My lead

My lead

I am coming to understand that The Lead is a very important item, and carries with it a host of complex social and behavioural obligations. My early experiences were decidedly mixed, but They have persevered, and I think I’m getting it now. One can say a lot with a lead.

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Get set for the weekend

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Sep 062013

I like weekends. Weekends are great. At weekends He is around a bit more, which means more pack time. Although I’m not entirely sure exactly how big our pack is, to be honest.

Most of them time it seems it’s just Her, Him, and me. Which is fine, if a bit weedy. But there’s also this old grey muzzle who shows up from time to time (I like biting her legs), and loads of other random folk who seem to come and go.

Last weekend I thought we’d actually found two new full-time pack-mates. Turned out they were just passing through though. It’s nice, but a bit confusing. I’d only just got used to them still being here in the morning, and then they weren’t. Not sure I’ll ever get the hang of this.

It was good though – loads more play time, and I won a new toy and some marvelous treats. Absolutely no idea what the hell they were, but they tasted great. I have a sneaking suspicion that some are being kept from me “for later”. A concept of which I do not entirely approve.

Anyway, as this weekend approaches, my hopes are nicely up. I hear tell that we’re having more visitors, and that one of them “isn’t entirely sure about dogs”. Ha! Let’s see what we can do with that