Summary of the Week: Monday 31st October to Sunday 6th November

The week where Nix sees a drill for the first time and, instead of being scared, is very curious about it… Monday On Monday I had the day off and stayed home recovering from my cold and working on my personal projects (such as this website). Instead of Halloween, what …

House Training a Dog: More Tips

In last week’s post, I gave some tips and talked about our experience house training Nix. However, the post focused mainly on general guidelines and what we did inside the house, but I didn’t talk about what we did outside. Therefore, this week I will focus on that. How did …

Summary of the Week: Monday 24th to Sunday 30th October

The week where Nix goes to the beach for the first time… Monday & Tuesday Early on the week, especially on Monday and Tuesday, I noticed that Nix seemed calmer. She spent most of the morning sleeping or lying down. I think that she is calming down as a result …

House Training a Dog: Some Tips from Our Experience with Nix

One of the things that worried me when Nix came home was how we were going to housetrain (or potty train) her. We have no garden, only small terraces, and they are located in parts of the house which were difficult to give her access to during the day and …

Summary of the Week: Monday 17th to Sunday 23rd October

The week were Nix goes to the dog’s hairdresser for the first time and we find out that the feeding chart of Nix’s food was wrong… Monday On Monday morning I washed Nix’s bed because in the afternoon she was getting a bath at the hairdresser’s. Despite the mess of …

Nix’s Current Toys

Today I thought I’d talk about Nix’s toys and how her interest in them has evolved over time. It may be useful to anyone wondering what toys to get for their new dog or guess which ones would be more appropriate according to their dog’s personality. How did we start? …

Summary of the Week: Monday 10th to Sunday 16th October

The week where Nix sleeps at my in-law’s alone for the first time and our water supply gets cut for too many hours… Monday 10th On Monday my cold was still going strong, so I decided to spend the morning working from bed. Nix spend time downstairs and with me. …

To Get or Not to Get a Dog

Adding a dog to your family is a decision that cannot be taken lightly. Dogs are excellent companions, but they also require your care, time and money. If you’re really set on getting a dog, do not let this post deter you, but rather take it as a reminder of …

Summary of the Week: Monday 3rd to Sunday 9th October

 A pretty boring week, where Nix tries wasabi for the first time and seems to enjoy it, and I catch my first cold of the autumn/winter season… Monday On Monday I decided it was time to clean Nix’s toys. As I didn’t want to clean them manually, I decided to …

Toys: Kong AirDog Squeakair (Tennis) Balls

About two weeks ago, we decided to get some Kong AirDog Squeakair balls for Nix. We had noticed her increasing interest in balls, and she seemed to enjoy tennis balls especially. I think this was due to a mix of their softness plus their bouncing properties. The Kong Squeakair balls …