“The Puppy Whisperer” Book Review

“The Puppy Whisperer” Book Review Did you ever buy a book and think: "I wish I'd had this book before I...."? Well, that's pretty much how I felt when I picked up and read a copy of Puppy Whisperer: A Compassionate, Non Violent Guide to Early Training and Care. I took a quick look inside before I bought it and thought: "What the hell, I'll give it a try." I started reading it yesterday and I just finished it - what a fabulous...

Farfl Finds Fun Everywhere!

Who needs expensive toys? Not Farfl - all she needs is a couch with rustly upholstery and a hand to chase. She displays some pretty fierce growly barks and a stupendously waggy tail in this video. I also like how she looks out of the corner of her eye -...

Farfl and the Chew Bone

It’s amazing what fun a tiny chihuahua can have with something that’s meant to clean her teeth. Farfl is definitely teething right now and to stop her from chewing on my hand, my trousers, or the furniture, I bought her a nylon chew bone - chicken flavoured. This was shortly before the cat, who hadn’t noticed her on the ground, picked a fight with her as she got up on the chaise...

Leash Training Breakthrough!

Leash Training Breakthrough! I was a bit embarrassed at puppy kindergarten this week. Our homework for the first week of puppy training was having the puppy on a leash tied to you at all times except if the puppy was tethered while you were doing something like cooking. Let's just say it didn't exactly go to plan. One of the issues I hadn't quite counted on with a small dog is that although you can find tiny, lightweight...

One Bad Decision Costs $2,000

One Bad Decision Costs $2,000 Why didn't I put her in the crate.... My husband is finishing writing his latest book at the moment and is a little bit stressed. I needed to go out and get some coffee and go to the bank and I decided to take Farfl with me so that she wouldn't bug him. What a bad decision that turned out to be...Farfl had coped really well being in my purse the other day after puppy kindergarten class so I...
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