We have often struggled with finding places to walk the dog. Floppy used to be great on the lead as a small puppy. I used to take her on three walks per day, which she loved. Walking her around town and by the riverside was very relaxing for all of us. Plus, Floppy burned off that puppy energy which stopped her getting into mischief as much.
Pulling on the Lead
Fast forward a year and Floppy suddenly became hard work on the lead. As she became bigger, she became much stronger. So much so that she pulled me over a few times. After that, I only took her for a walk down the fields near my Mum and Dad’s house. I was worried that I could not control her well enough in a busy area with two children too. Continue reading Places to Walk the Dog
Caring for your dog during winter is something that we’ve not always found easy. As a child and an adult, I have always had a dog to care for. When I was younger, Mum did the majority of looking after our dogs. As I became a dog owner myself, I realised that caring for a dog was not as easy as Mum made it seem.
Adapting to Different Seasons
During the summer, our Floppy dog is outside a lot. She particularly enjoys running around in my parents’ garden. Floppy chases the ball, runs to the fence to tell passers by not to come too close and generally doesn’t stay still for long. S and H spend a lot of time running around with her. They have lots of fun!
In the winter, she is totally different. Floppy dog has never, ever liked going outside in the rain and will avoid it at all costs. We have not had too much snow here during the almost four years that she has been with us. When we did have snow though, she was curious to start with. After that, she wasn’t so keen at all. I know a lot of people that don’t like the rain or cold weather so dogs aren’t too dissimilar to humans. It think this is good to keep in mind when caring for your dog during winter. Continue reading Caring for your Dog During Winter: 6 Top Tips
‘Happy Birthday, Nina!’ is the third book in the Jules, Nina and George series of children’s books about a girl and her two dogs; Nina and George. Both my children go crackers over these stories as they love dogs. I think that they can identify with the relationship between Jules and her dogs as they have a dog of their own that they love dearly. Continue reading Happy Birthday, Nina! Book Review