Total Recall

I’m answering a Frequently Barked Question (FBQ) today. FBQ: Is it easy to train Pyrenean Mountain Dogs, or Great Pyrenees, to come when called? If trained well, will they have a reliable recall? Clowie: Well… I’ll begin by saying that I don’t know many Pyrenean Mountain Dogs who get let…

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One Drawing Daily

thomas dalsgaard clausen drawing clowie dog in ballpoint pen, pyrenean mountain dog, great pyrenees

The blog called One Drawing Daily came to my attention recently when I visited my friend Dakota – he was proudly displaying a beautiful drawing. I noted the link to the blog to visit later and hopped over to visit my pal Sammy. He also had a lovely drawing displayed…

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Spotlight on Blanche aka The Princess

Blanche, Pyrenean Mountain Dog, or Great Pyrenees

I’m pleased to be able to introduce you to a Pyrenean Mountain Dog today, her name is Blanche. I’m sure you’ll enjoy hearing about her. Put your paws together and give her a warm Clowie’s Corner welcome! Clowie: Thank you for joining me today, Blanche. Let’s begin with you telling…

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Tomorrow

I’m sorry I wasn’t here last week. I missed you all. I just wanted to let you know that things are back to normal now. I’ll be here tomorrow with a special guest for an interview. And a surprise! See you tomorrow!

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See you next week!

I’m sorry I’m not here this week. My bipeds have taken an unexpected break and so I’m unable to use the computer. I’ll see you all soon!

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Wake Up, You Sleepy Head!

Sleeping cartoon figure

I can ask either of the bipeds for anything I need, but when they’re both around I have my preferences for different things. If I’m feeling unwell then the female biped is my first choice. I also tell her if I’m concerned about one of the cats, or if someone…

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Positive Reinforcement

I’ve seen some of my doggy friends get really excited when their bipeds get a clicker out. I can understand their excitement as clicker training is all about positive reinforcement. The aim is to have fun while training and reward the behaviour that you wish to encourage. I believe that…

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My Third Anniversary

Clowie, Pyrenean Mountain Dog, Great Pyrenees

Thank you for visiting me today. This is my third blogging anniversary. When I started my blog, I never dreamt I would make so many lovely friends. Mulberry and Pippin, our cats, asked to join me in thanking you all for reading our tales. On an anniversary it’s natural to…

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Chocs Away!

Chocolate Easter egg

As Easter is approaching, I thought it would be a good time to talk about chocolate. All bipeds seem to love chocolate and they like to give chocolate eggs to each other as part of the celebrations at Easter. Please remember not to share any with your dogs, cats or…

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Back to basics

Pink ice cream

I was returning home from a lovely walk with the female biped. It was one of those warm days we’ve had that have been a pleasant surprise in between the cold and wet days. I was walking really close to her, so close that my shoulder was in contact with…

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