Bruff's Bark Blog: August 2012

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Big Bobby!

This is big Bobby, despite his size and looks many would regard him as an aggressive dog but contrary to that he's just a big softy! 

He just loves to play fetch and getting to know new doggy friends! We are delighted to have him in the Bruff's Bark Band! 

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Where Are Ye?

Where Are Ye? I see 1 dog, I see 2 dogs, oh wait, no, there's 3 dogs! But actually there's 4... but in what order do they come? 

It's great to see many different breeds out and having fun, and generally just being dogs. They all have their own little misfits but together they're fabby. A pug, a whippet, then queen labrador and cross boxer/staffy ­­- all friends, playing happily together and investigating on their ownsome.

What Happens Next?

Who's the more committed Olympian?

a) Rhu?

b) Skye?

c) Zero?

d) Winston?

Who gives it their most when they're out racing?

When Zero comes to stay he always puts the dogs through their paces.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Moby, Kai & Merlin Playing

Moby has made a great deal of progress over the last few weeks has I have been taking him out a lot more and working with him has has his mum and sister. I had him out last week with his new friend Merlin and he is so much better at playing and socialising with other dogs. 

There is still a lot of work to do and things to get right with him but he's a great boy and in this video he was playing with Kai (a staffy/collie cross) who was a rescue and came from the Edinburgh Cat and Dog Home.They had loads of fun playing and most importantly Moby didn't try to domainate Kai as is an occassional problem with him. Merlin couldn't get involved too much as he is so small but his wizard powers couldn't help him overpower his larger friends.

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Jack in the Summertime

This was my second time meeting Jack but as you can see the training that Hilary has done with him has stuck. He listened to all his commands, got on with all the dogs we met, and we had a great time in the summer heat!

I look forward to walking Jack again!

- Tom

Friday, 3 August 2012

The Wizard has learned some new Tricks!

Merlin has continued in his progress as a magician. He is now more responsive to commands - whilst learning new ones -, less defencive when meeting new dogs and is overly a joy to walk. He has also taken a real shine to the Pink Chicken toy.

Merlin used to bark relentlessly but now it is surprising to hear more than a note from him. He has amazed us in his growth but he has a bit to go before he is a true Wizard.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

How Long Did It Last?

Now all toys should be put through their paces by my girls. Even having all their pals around does not take them away from their task of 'destroy!' Rhu and Skye love playing 'tuggy tuggy' with each other - as they have to share their toys with the other dogs. So when they get to play together they let off steam and can really wreck the toy. When another dog has their toy they'll leave them to it.

Rhu does go off and eat grass, mooch, roll in bird poo and drink water. Skye is the one who plays, runs and puts up with all the puppies. So when they do play with each other I allow them to wreck a toy now and again.