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 …

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 …

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 …

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 deal with them. Even if your dog doesn’t fear them now, he may do so when he grows older, so I think it’s important to …

Some Behaviours That Need Improvement

As much as we love Nix, and believe that overall she’s pretty well-behaved, she sometimes behaves in ways which certainly require improvement. They are the following: She is possessive of her toys, especially tennis balls, towards other dogs. She has no problem when a person takes them away, but when …