Or more to the point, choosing this puppy.
There is a myriad of websites out there that will tell you how to choose a puppy, based on how much time you have for exercise and grooming, or whether or not you have children in the house and so on.
But in my world, there are really only two criteria: size and temperament.
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My first full day in my new home. I reckon it’s going to be oooo-kay. I’ve already started training mum, though she’s not responding as quickly as I’d like to my screaming. Maybe I’ll have to think of another way to get her to do what I want. Continue reading My new home
Last year was a very challenging dog year for me. I had two other dogs – Wilf, a quite stunning blue merle Sheltie (11) – and Islay, a cavalier king charles x scottie (8).
Wilf was diagnosed early last year with a condition called carpal hyperextension, which is not unusual in Shelties, and caused his wrists to collapse. Whenever he walked he was in a great deal of pain, to such an extent that neither I nor Jenny could bear to even look at him. Continue reading Wilf