Great Expectations

I’ve been thinking about the dog’s dinner. I touched on the topic in “A (more than) fair exchange is no robbery”, but I have more to say. (Thanks to Savannah for reminding me of this important topic recently.) I’ve seen a number of people on social media saying that it…

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My puppy is a thief!

Pyrenean Mountain Dog, or Great Pyrenees, puppy with Tibetan Terrier puppy

I am answering a Frequently Barked Question: How do I stop my puppy from stealing things? I have been told about puppies running away with items of clothing when their bipeds are getting dressed, puppies running off with the remote control when their bipeds want to watch television, puppies unpacking…

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What is socialisation?

I am answering a Frequently Barked Question today. FBQ: What does socialising a puppy mean? This is a very good question. It is a huge topic, but here is an excellent overview on the Kennel Club site. All animals, including little bipeds, need to learn the skills that they will use…

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After you

I had this conversation with my biped when she was helping me with my correspondence this week. Biped: Someone has left a question for you, Clowie. This person asks, “Why does a Great Pyrenees, or Pyrenean Mountain Dog, always have to go through the door first?” Clowie: We don’t! B:…

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Not the dog for everyone

It’s still so hot that the lizards need to cool off in the shade, so take care! This lizard was lurking on the windowsill on the shady side of the house yesterday. We’ve been having very loud thunderstorms almost every evening. I hear that my friends in England are getting…

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A sit in time saves nine

One of the very first things that one of my bipeds taught me as a puppy was to sit. She held a treat close to my nose and, before I could take it, she lifted her hand slightly and moved it above my head. My nose was following the treat…

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