8 Reasons Why You Should Not Give a Dog as a Present for Christmas
As much as I love dogs, I have believed for a while that it’s a terrible idea to get them as gifts for other people....
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Doggy Excitement and Vomiting – Have We Gone Too Far?
Doggy Excitement and Vomiting – Have We Gone Too Far?
It’s Monday, 6:02 pm. In two hours, a new post (this one) should be up in the website. Having run out of ideas (except for...
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A Short Holiday Gift Guide for Dogs and Dog-Lovers
A Short Holiday Gift Guide for Dogs and Dog-Lovers
So, Christmas time is approaching! If you're looking for gift ideas, either for a dog-lover or a dog, you can take a look at our...
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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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8 Reasons Why You Should Not Give a Dog as a Present for Christmas

As much as I love dogs, I have believed for a while that it’s a terrible idea to get them as gifts for other people. I’ve seen adult people, who even have children, completely give up taking responsibility or really caring for their dog, and leaving the care to someone …

Doggy Excitement and Vomiting – Have We Gone Too Far?

It’s Monday, 6:02 pm. In two hours, a new post (this one) should be up in the website. Having run out of ideas (except for the Leishmaniasis article I’ve prepared that is so long that I never find the time to keep writing and polishing it), I asked Manel a …

A Short Holiday Gift Guide for Dogs and Dog-Lovers

So, Christmas time is approaching! If you’re looking for gift ideas, either for a dog-lover or a dog, you can take a look at our selection! Today I’ll present our favourite toys, treats and accessories, among others. The selection is based on quality and our (and Nix’s) personal preference. So, …

Curver Travelling Kit – Bowls for Travel with Your Pet

Today I wanted to show you the Curver Travelling Kit. A few weeks ago, we were running out of one of Nix’s kibbles, so we had to order more online. Since we have a membership card, we’ve been accumulating points which we can spend on some products of the shop’s …

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 …