Tag Archives: puppy training

Shaving A Dog: Take 2 (This Time We Use Scissors)

The last time I ‘trimmed’ the dog, it was a nightmare. It took ages, hair went everywhere and she hated me as a result. This time, I decided to take a different approach. Instead of using the noisy trimmers, I … Continue reading

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Ill, Caged And Bemused By Builders

CJ has had a rough week. Not only is she apparently infected with a horrible parasite (courtesy of frolicking in muddy puddles), but as we have had builders in recently, she has had to stay in her crate in order … Continue reading

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Controlling The Rebellion With An Inflatable Shark

CJ is still going through a rebellious phase and as a result, Helen is going back into full on training mode. While things seem to be progressing well, there are still moments of full out defiance. A prime example of … Continue reading

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“Can We Have A Picture Taken With Your Dog?”

There is nothing unusual about still having to do some Christmas shopping this close to the holidays. There is also nothing unusual about taking the dog with you, especially as the girlfriend has asked you to walk it and you … Continue reading

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Getting Ready For Christmas… And Putting Antlers On The Dog

One of my main concerns about getting a dog was that Helen told me her family never had a Christmas Tree because their family dog used to eat it. Determined that CJ wasn’t going to ruin Christmas for me, I … Continue reading

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The Problems Of Walking A Black Dog At Night

“Um… CJ?” The past week has seen me walking CJ for a few evenings and once in the morning. It has raised some interesting questions, namely – how the hell do you keep track of a black dog in a … Continue reading

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“If You Keep Putting That Leash On Me, You’ll Destroy My Alpha Status.”

Man Vs Dog congratulates The All Blacks’ win I have learnt something this week – attaching a dog’s leash to your girlfriend’s coat when she’s not looking and pretending to walk her round the park is not viewed as amusing … Continue reading

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