Tag Archives: blind dog training

my exasperating Isis

  A post should appear every Sunday. * There may not be a post next Sunday, as I am expecting visitors, and do not yet know when they are arriving.   Sunday  September 10th 2022   My dear little dog … Continue reading

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out with the old and in with the new? Part 2 – a positive step!

    A post should appear each Sunday!   Sunday February 6th 2022   Before Isis arrives in England, I have a Dogwatch house and garden check to make sure that she will be safe here. (As I reflect soon … Continue reading

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an unlikely little angel

There will be no post on December 27th or January 3rd. Isis and Human are taking a break.   Posting day: Sunday, and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Sunday December 20th 2020             … Continue reading

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Isis – you could take her anywhere

    Posting days: Sunday and Wednesday and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Sunday March 24th 2019   Could you take Isis anywhere? Not quite. But there is a huge, and, I think, substantive, improvement in her doggie … Continue reading

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Isis dines in

  Posting days: Sunday and Wednesday and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Wednesday January 16th 2019   It’s a long time since I bewailed the return of Hairy One’s hysterical approach to mealtimes. After she came to live … Continue reading

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table manners reviewed

    Posting days: Sunday and Wednesday and, sometimes, maybe, extra bits in between.   Wednesday July 18th 2018   It occurs to me that it’s a long time since we had a table manners update. Does Isis still growl … Continue reading

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pride comes before a fall

THREE YEARS AGO TODAY MY BEAUTIFUL ISIS CAME TO LIVE WITH ME   Posting days: Sunday and Wednesday and, sometimes, maybe, extra ‘news flashes’   Sunday August 27th 2017   Kings Heath Park is very busy this week, I hear. … Continue reading

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a dog’s day

  New regular posting days: Sunday and Wednesday and, sometimes, extra ‘news flashes’!   Sunday September 27th 2015   Working all day on the fence, I have a ring side view of Isis at play. She has a bright red … Continue reading

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confessions of a gunslinger

  Thursday I have to admit it. Positive dog training advocates would not approve. And I can understand why. But we are using a little aversion therapy now in our battle against self-harming. When Isis goes into a growly spin, … Continue reading

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green magic?

  Thursday January 1st: New Year’s Day, and just over four months since Isis came.   HAPPY   NEW   YEAR!   Just before Christmas P gives me a ‘Green’ feeder to try out with Isis. She bought two at Crufts this … Continue reading

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