Freya Woof is a lucky little hound. She is one of the first Waggers in the country to try Wagg’s new dog food. It hits the shops from tomorrow. She loves Wagg food and treats but sometimes gets bored and fancies a change so we have been mixing her normal dry Wagg food with half a tin or carton of wet dog foods for a month or two. So what will Freya think of this new munch?
Clicker training is based on using a click (made by a clicker) to let your pet know when he has done something correctly. Although it is used mainly for dogs, it can be used for other pets including cats, birds and even rats. More Th>n have some helpful videos that can guide you through the process too. The basis behind clicker training The first step is to develop a link between the click and getting a reward, for instance giving your pet a treat each time he hears a click. Soon he will consider just getting a click to be a reward. Once this happens you can use a click to tell your pet that you are pleased that he has carried out your instruction; for instance when you tell him to sit click and give him a treat. Thus the click assumes a meaning. Your pet takes it as […]
It dawned on me I almost never do video posts now, so this weekend I filmed Freya rolling about on the fields, and Mo bunny playing with his jingle ball. Freya is a cheeky woofer, she loves rolling on the grass and chasing her own tail, just charging off without warning, luckily we have a retractable lead.
It would be hard for regular blog readers to have not realised I adore my woofer. She was a rescue from Dogs Trust, she had been stray and severely underweight. She fitted in here so fast, and although we have only been in her life since October she is now utterly irreplaceable. She loves attention, and being a nuisance to the neighbours cats, and running on the muddy field, and (weirdly) the vets. Most dogs dislike posties and vets, not Freya – she hugs them – paws on to their tummies and wagging her tail super fast with her head squashing into them in a please please stroke me kind of way.
Freya Woof has an early Christmas gift – an adorable collar and lead set from pet London. It has a flashing tag and a clear plastic clip (buckle) on the collar. At night, or in bad weather, the light from the flashy tag gets reflected/amplified by the clear plastic clip so it seems more visible. By day this is just a cute matching set, but at night its a smart safety feature.
Well it’s snowing outside and it’s currently circling and swirling in the wind. This blizzard that’s predicted might actually happen. Sadly the boys school was one of just two primary schools that didn’t close. Just waiting for the “please pick children up early” text message now. It’s pretty likely as I noticed several teachers were missing. The boys were disappointed. Anyway, cute animals in the snow photos time! Frozen chickens and a chilly bunny. Cute bunny, he’s put himself in chicken run, he is actually free range today.