DOGMATISE BLOG

Safety

The Heat is Back

Blimey it’s been hot again. Daytimes aren’t ‘so’ bad, opening and closing windows and curtains as the sun tracks. Night time isn’t so easy as the air seems to stand still. I tend to put my windows on the security latch at night, which means not as much air circulating.

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Health

It’s Just Grass

The back garden looks like someone has randomly dropped grass killer around the lawn. I mean, it’s never been perfect, but I decided there’s clearly something extra strong in Zeke’s urine! I am half joking, because it’s Zeke’s garden too. Truly used to mark the lawn, but she tended to

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Training

Travelling

Zeke has been travelling in the car in a crate on the back seat, I do have permanent crates in the very back, but they’re too big and far away for a puppy. I bought a double Vario Cage for Jake and Truly when we commuted to Manchester every week.

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Health

Being Sick

Look away now if you’re eating. It’s not the first time Zeke has been sick, but yesterday morning I was on a Teams call when he vomited on the kitchen floor next to me. It had been a while since he’d eaten breakfast, so I wondered if he’d picked something

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Safety

Hot Hot Hot

Zeke isn’t familiar enough with the cool mat to use it yet, it’s something ‘new’ he needs to drag around, lick, and test with his teeth. Consequently, I wouldn’t leave one in his crate with him overnight. Zeke had a towel wrapped hot water bottle on his first night here.

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Training

Teenager

I have a four-legged teenager at home. Zeke has decided to revisit all of the training I’ve been doing with him for the last four months. I do have to watch I don’t laugh at times (as that would encourage him), but he clearly thinks I’m making suggestions and he

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Uncategorised

Understanding Dog Bites

Although I’m meant to be starting to answer questions about the brain for my assignment, and there’s nothing like a looming deadline to focus the mind 😊… excuse the pun. I’ve actually been procrastinating. Google Scholar leads me astray. I start researching one thing and end up down a rabbit

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Food

Six Months… already

Zeke has grown so much in size, comprehension, and engagement with the world around him. He learns multiple things daily, not all of them instigated by me. He still gets very excited seeing people with dogs, so we continue to work on his sit (instead of jumping up at people).

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Health

Paddling

It’s been really warm here this week, peaking on Friday with temperatures of 28c (according to my weather app). I’m sure you’ve seen lots of advice on social media too, reminding us of the importance of keeping dogs (and other animals) protected from the heat. Walking early morning and late

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