A Rant About Pet Food
A Rant About Pet Food
The Rant Honestly, I’m tired. I’m tired of thinking we've finally figured out a good diet for Nix, only to find out that the kibbles...
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The Other End of the Leash: Book Review
The Other End of the Leash: Book Review
The Author Patricia McConnell is a well-known animal behaviour expert and holds a PhD in Zoology. She used to be a teacher an adjunct professor...
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How Nix Lost a Tiny Bit of Her Ear
How Nix Lost a Tiny Bit of Her Ear
The Sunday of the same weekend that we visited Montserrat was supposed to be a relaxing day for us all. As usual, Manel took Nix...
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Do As I Do: Using Social Learning to Train Dogs – Book Review
Do As I Do: Using Social Learning to Train Dogs – Book Review
Last week I finally ordered the book Do as I Do: Using Social Learning to Train Dogs, by Claudia Fugazza. I'd had my eyes on...
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Helping your Dog Deal with Fireworks
Helping your Dog Deal with Fireworks
Fireworks are beatiful to see, but they can be very scary for dogs, so it's important to do our best to help our four-legged friends...
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Furminator: The Best Dog Brush We’ve Tried
Furminator: The Best Dog Brush We’ve Tried
Important note: During this post, I'll talk and refer to the Furminator as a brush. However, it is marketed as a de-shedding tool. During the...
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Ideas to Keep Your Dog Entertained When You Leave Home
Ideas to Keep Your Dog Entertained When You Leave Home
Last week's post dealt with some of the basics that you need to take care of in order to avoid separation anxiety. Today's post presents...
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A Rant About Pet Food

The Rant Honestly, I’m tired. I’m tired of thinking we’ve finally figured out a good diet for Nix, only to find out that the kibbles we’ve chosen are not so great as I thought they were. I’m tired of writing a post, praising the food, and then realising it may …

The Other End of the Leash: Book Review

The Author Patricia McConnell is a well-known animal behaviour expert and holds a PhD in Zoology. She used to be a teacher an adjunct professor in Zoology at the university of Wisconsin-Madison. She also founded a company, together with Nancy Raffetto, called Dog’s Best Friend which specialised in dog training …

How Nix Lost a Tiny Bit of Her Ear

The Sunday of the same weekend that we visited Montserrat was supposed to be a relaxing day for us all. As usual, Manel took Nix out for a walk and frisbee fetching first thing in the morning. As I think I’ve mentioned earlier in the website, Nix can be possessive …

Dog Stories (II): Syd (2002-2012)

This post is part of a series of stories on the dogs that have been part of my life. You can read the story of my first dog, Desi, here. The post will be updated with links to next stories. A Peculiar Background Syd was a German Shepherd crossbreed. She …

A Day Trip to Montserrat

Last Friday, taking advantage of the Spanish National Holiday, we decided to go on a trip somewhere with Nix. The chosen destination was Montserrat. Actually, the name means “serrated mountain” in Catalan, due to the mountains’ form. There is a monastery at the top, famous for both its location and …

Handbook of Behavior Problems of the Dog and Cat

Note: The featured image in this post corresponds to the third edition of the book, although I own and have reviewed the second edition. Images have been obtained from Amazon and are copyright of Saunders. I got this book many years ago, following a recommended books list after I finished …

Feed Your Best Friend Better: A Review (kind of)

Feed Your Best Friend Better is a book about dog food by Rick Woodford. Although it contains 85 recipes, it also explains the nutritional requirements of dogs, which foods are dangerous, and gives some advice on managing food-related behavioural issues. The book is availabel as a paperback or in digital …

Trixie Waist Belt with Leash: A Review

Today we’ll be reviewing the Trixie Waist Belt with Leash. I’ll focus on the “small and medium-sized dog” version, although I’ll also mention the differences with the one for medium to large dogs. Background and a Warning One of the main problems I had when I started walking again after …

Dog Stories (I): Desi (1992-2001)

I’m a German Shepherd lover and fan. If you’ve read the “About” page, you’ll know that all the dogs I’ve had have been German Shepherds or German Shepherd crossbreeds. I thought that it’d be interesting to write one post for each of the dogs that have been an important part …

Marley & Me, by John Grogan: A Review

I found the book Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World’s Worst Dog by chance. During a break between classes (I was at uni back then) I was browsing through the library section of a department store and there it was: a yellow lab in the cover, looking …