Agility Fun & Sport Set

My last post was on Christmas Eve, so first of all, Happy New Year! Taking some time off the website has really done me good. I still don’t want to force myself to write, and I haven’t figured out when it’ll be best to post, but at least I’ve recovered …

Some Ramblings On the Current Situation

So it’s Christmas time again! Merry Christmas! Today’s post, however, is more of a ramble and some thoughts on the situation of Nix & Us than useful doggie-related content. After almost a year and a half writing regularly for Nix & Us, I feel like I’m running out of things …

Nix’s Evolution in the Last Year

It’s been quite a long time since I’ve written about our daily life with Nix. When I started the blog in August 2016, I used to write weekly reports on what she had done and how she was doing. Eventually, I stopped writing these and decided to focus on dog-related …

Dealing with a Reactive Dog on Leash: What We Are Doing

Nix’s personality is evolving, both in good and not so good ways. She is wonderful at home: she no longer destroys things when left alone (*fingers crossed* that this continues), she only barks occasionally and she is happy just keeping us company. However, her street behaviour has deteriorated. Ever since …

German Shepherds: Working Lines vs Show Lines

Not all German Shepherds are created equal. “Sure”, you may think, “just as people have different personalities, so have dogs”. Yes, this is true. But what I refer to is the fact that there are different lines within the German Shepherd breed, and the dogs within these lines are prone …

The Dilemma: Should You Spay / Neuter Your Dog?

Our Back Story A year and a half ago, before Nix came into our lives, Manel and I knew that we wanted to spay our future dog. My previous dog, Syd, was an intact female which had to be spayed at 9 years of age, after suffering a pyometra (uterus infection) …

Book Review – Canine Body Language: A Photographic Guide

Introduction Ever since I became interested in dog training and behaviour, one of the things that I found most challenging was dog language. Unlike us, that we mainly communicate by speaking, dogs use body language as their main means of communication. In addition to this, all the dogs I had …

A Simple Trick to Get Your Dog to Come

Whenever we go to the park with Nix, we unleash her so she can run around freely and have some fun outside, as we have no garden and no space for her to run at home. One of the problems we used to have was that when we wanted to …

Top 10 Canine Superfoods!

Ever since I read Canine Nutrigenomics (see my review here) I’d wanted to create some posters / sheets to illustrate some of the book’s main points.  However, I found it difficult to find the time to sit down and do it. You see, I have zero drawing skills, so this …

Dog Food for Upset and Sensitive Stomachs

If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you’ll know that Nix regularly suffers from stomach issues. She’s been through gastroenteritis, random bouts of vomiting, and several episodes of diarrhoea. She’s recovered mainly by eating special food and sometimes with the help of antibiotics. In today’s post I’ll talk …