A dog lover and owner of two greyhounds - Eddie and Cassie - I want to learn more about dogs. This blog is way to aid that learning, as well as share it, by recording my observations of dog behaviour and how it impacts dog ownership, training and care.
I got my first dog on my thirteenth birthday, a dachshund puppy called Bilbo. My parents, who, I now realise, had a great practical knowledge of dogs, wanted me to be as involved in his care as possible, and encouraged me join an obedience class including a course on dog behaviour, health and care. What I learned then, both practical and theoretical, proved invaluable, and was the beginning of my interest in dogs.
After some long dog-less years, through which I assaulted so many strangers' and friends' dogs with my affection, I decided to get a dog again. I got Eddie in July 2009 and my fascination with the canine was rekindled. Not only do I get so much joy from the companionship of my dogs, but I am also continually fascinated by their ways.
I now offer advice on the behaviour and care of retired greyhounds and other sighthounds. If you have any questions or problems with your hounds, I am available for one-to-one sessions and on-line advice. I can help with settling in, training, problem behaviours, diet and minor health issues.
It has been said so many times, but no other species has such a close bond with us humans as dogs, and yet they are still a whole different kind of creature. I want to know how best to live with these creatures without forgetting, as we so often an easily do, what they are.
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