ARCHX Siren's Eleusinian Mystery CD CD-H RA RL3 RLV RL2X RL1X CGC TT
AKA Luce. Eeevil Red Dog. Old lady. Heart dog.
Orion Never Seen Blue RA RL1 CL1-R CL1-F FMX
AKA Steve. Lifesaver. Flyball ninja. Mud magnet. Official Hiking Buddy. Rock.
Orion Go For Launch
FDCh-G AKA Bean. Mission Specialist. Herdy dog. Yappy McSnappy.
Hambone. Squirrel dog. Flyball hopeful.
Gone but never forgotten:
Siren's Shiitake Happens AKA Mushroom. AKA ShroomD. The fungus among us. Grandma-lover. Bed-hogger. Official Zombie Protection Dog.
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Tag Archives: behavior
… he probably needs a leash, too. Ugh. It’s some kind of dreadful irony that just a few weeks ago I wrote a post in support of hiking offleash with dogs only to have my own dog assaulted by someone’s … Continue reading
I’m currently listening to the audiobook version of Following Atticus as read by the author Tom Ryan. It’s a delightful book about a man, his Miniature Schnauzer, and their journey together climbing all of the 4,000+ foot peaks of the … Continue reading
If you’re on Facebook, you’ve probably seen the post encouraging people with reactive dogs to tie a yellow ribbon or something yellow on the dog’s leash to let it be known that the dog needs space and to keep strange … Continue reading
I am feeling so overwhelmed right now. Bringing home a puppy was one thing, but bringing home a puppy into a house with an injured, crate-resting, thrice-a-day-rehabbing Steve who is taking up so much of my time and energy is … Continue reading
I love it when I take my pit bulls (usually Luce) out in public and people meet them in a friendly manner. I like it when people can recognize them as pit bulls, and respond to that with enthusiasm. I … Continue reading
On Friday morning I was greeted with a front page newspaper story about a local pit bull attack on a seven year old boy. The dog was new in the home, had been adopted from the shelter about six weeks … Continue reading
There’s been a lot of discussion about the Dogo who bit the reporter in the face while on camera, nearly severing her lip, and landing her in the hospital in “fair” condition. I think I read she needed 72 stitches … Continue reading
Earlier in the week, I got Luce’s American Temperament Test Society results in the mail. (You can read about our testing experience here.) She got a nice certificate, and her scores were included: Neutral Stranger: 7 Friendly Stranger: 6 Hidden … Continue reading
I got up at freaking 5:30 this morning to drive Luce down to the Rottweiler specialty for the ATTS temperament test. The ATTS has been testing dogs since the 1970s. And it’s an interesting little test. You start with a … Continue reading