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 …

Dealing with a Broken Ankle and a Dog

If you’ve read the previous post, you’ll probably remember that at the end of February I had the misfortune of breaking my ankle as I was going down some stairs. Unfortunately, despite the stairs having no more than 3 steps, I had a bad fall and a pretty awful break. …

Working on the website!

So it’s been a long time since my last post, which was last February. Back then, I was going through a dark period with the website, and I already explained that I had decided not to force myself to write. However, life forced itself upon me, so to speak. On …

Choosing an Agility Club

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, we had been thinking about joining an agility class. We visited two different clubs in the area, more or less at the same distance from our home. The people in both clubs were very nice and helpful, but there were important differences between …

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 …