DOGMATISE BLOG

Training

Happy New Year

Here we are already, 2023. And Zeke is one years old! Where does the time go. We met with family for our rearranged Covid interrupted Christmas lunch. It was a lovely country pub in Bromsgrove. Zeke was the best boy ever. Yes, he was very animated when we arrived, even

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Holidays

Merry Christmas

Zeke’s first Christmas. Obviously, he doesn’t have a clue. He does have some pressies to explore, and a new upstairs memory foam sofa bed that won’t arrive until after Christmas now 🙄 We have some socialising planned, as well as the rearranged family lunch. But otherwise, to be honest, I’m

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Health

Best Laid Plans

Of all the times to test positive, it had to be last weekend. On the day we were due to meet with family, the snow had stuck overnight so Zeke and I walked up to the main road to check all was clear, which it was. I’d had a cold

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Training

Getting Ready

Zeke and I have been working hard on saying hello in a calm way, and yes, I am talking about Zeke on this occasion 😆 The cheese paste is helping enormously with unknown people and dogs. If he sees someone approaching, he looks straight at me for the cheese, which

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Health

Tough Times

I do listen to the radio most mornings, and I’m a big fan of BBC Sounds as the range of podcasts are amazing. I also listen to a digital music service that has a library of fantastic trainers and behaviourists that share the same values, Victoria Stillwell is one. At

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Health

Black Dog Friday

Slow Dog Movement renamed Black Friday, and shared photos of back dogs. Love it. 😍 We are of course a black dog household every day. Zeke is only slow with sniffing, but definitely pro-choice. His coat is so glossy and shiny, his food and treats must be agreeing with him.

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Training

It’s Come to Cheese

A tube of Primula Original Cheese to be precise. Zeke loves all living things. All the work I’ve put into making sure he’s ready for the big wide world, getting used to the sights and sounds of life has paid dividends. He loves people and dogs and cats and squirrels

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Uncategorised

Helping Out

As I’ve mentioned a few times already… I’m currently studying animal behaviour. In support of this, I’ve become a behaviour volunteer at a Bristol rehoming centre. It’s only three hours once a week, but it’s tremendously rewarding. I’m aware each rehoming centre has a different catchment area, and that means

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Blog one hundred!

Who would believe I’d have written so many, I think it has more to do with the rhythm of writing one a week. That, and setting off on a new journey with Zeke. I am planning a refresh of my site, which is a little overdue. It won’t happen for

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