Bruff's Bark Blog: November 2011

Monday, 28 November 2011

Bruff's Bark Prices and Services List

Please check out the updated Bruff's Bark price and service list.
Any questions please give me a call!

George the Basset Hound came to stay for the weekend

Overnight stays are a service Bruff's Bark offers. Weekend boarding is available although subject to the dog and conditions but we've boarded several dogs of different breeds and dispositions with nae problem. In a warm, safe environment after a good walk and play every dog can learn to settle and enjoy their own holiday!

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Possum, Jess, Abbey and Saskia playing

Here's a fun video of three regular Bruff's Bark dogs playing with their friend Saskia. Play is a vital part of dog walking and training - if you show's them who's boss but then trust them to behave and allow them friend the rewards are... well, watch the video to see the results :) Enjoy!

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Kisses for my girl

                                           THE STUD!

Rhu and Buster sitting in a tree k i s s i n g !

I have my stick!!

i love you!  
Big boy Buster is back in the scene!

He is very taken with my girls, kisses and cuddles all round. Buster is a YEAR OLD !!! It is amazing to watch the personality, the size and the determination of the this young man.  He wants it he will get it!  Buster has had the best socialisation with other dogs since he was a wee man. Puppy classes, his mum and dad and now me.  

I do the follow on from puppy classes, if you continue to challenge your dog with training and problem solving they will be a happier healthier pooch.

WOOF WOOF - not in my house!

Georgeand Skye havn a snore

I am not moving!

MMM, Nice!
Now this is George , the 11 year old Bassett Hound who I was told was  a naughty boy. I dont't know about you, but if I am told enough times that something will not work I usually keep at it.  George arrived on Saturday and left on Sunday morning and  I have to say - No Naughtyness!

He does like to hear the sound of his own voice - at his house! At my house differnt story, in the hours that he was with me it averaged out 15 mins of barking the whole time!

He really enjoyed the company of Skye she was his pal for the evening.

Again it was a matter of swapping bankets with the clients so that both sets of animals were aware of the scents and having a couple of walks with the dog.

George was great and a little bit of TLC goes along way!

Friday, 18 November 2011

The Lady Hana

I was away dog sitting for a week at the beginning of November, I do do dog sitting but I don't think I would be able to get  away with it again- for a week. My girls were not impressed!


Now this big boy is a favourite of mine. He takes me back to where I am happiest- Costorphine Hill.

Because the weather has been so good the trees and paths up there are lovely.

He is a 9 year old Alsatian male who is a joy. He was a rescue! Had a very tough time when he was growing up, his new owner have loved him to the dog he is today. He had a few medical problems when he arrived, one being his food, he was unable to eat.  Because he was kept out side with little or no food he would eat the mud and the grass. This upset his tummy a lot. So when his new mummy and daddy took him home to his safe warm INSIDE home they spent 18months getting his tummy under control.  He has a diet of a bone and mixed dog food. It works he is happy healthy dog, it takes time for any dog or person to settle into a new environment. 

Slowly and carefully is the best way.

Abbey, has a new brother- Wilf

Abbey has a new friend to play with - a 2 year old Cockerspaniel, Wilf.

He is a great wee thing though. Bonds very quickly with people - it is in his nature. Has no problem staying in a new house with a female dog and female cat. 

If you are thinking of getting a new dog, make sure you introduce them outside the original dog comfort zone, try to get a blanket or towel with the new dog sent on it and give a blanket with the original dog sent on it to the new dog.  Taking them out to play introducing them both to the same things helps them bond, when feeding always feed the original dog first in its usual place, when the new dog eats- place its food in a completely different area. Make sure the original dog is another room - it means later you are able to feed the dogs at the same time and in the same place.
You must be around for the first couple of feedings so that you can intervene if there are any problems with the dogs. If you take it slowly and calmly the dogs will understand you will not put up with any nonsense.