Oct 182012
 
Breedist

Ever notice if your dog recognizes his kind? Juno always cries when she sees another Northern breed. But Loki surprises me because he’s a mixed breed: Formosan and German Shepherd. Since we don’t meet many Formosan’s in Switzerland (ok none) his tendency is naturally toward German Shepherds. But I’m 100% certain, his favorite breed to […]

Apr 192012
 
Probation

Dog lovers generally like or love Loki when they first meet him. They’re fooled by his charm.  Even Bernard, our kennel keeper, had a mile-wide smile the first day he met him. “He’s well-trained,” he said. But that was before he chose to live with the whacka-cracker while we vacation.  The last time we picked up the dogs after […]

Oct 202009
 
Scary Smart

A few weeks ago, I won a free evaluation from a dog behaviorist and CAV (certified accupuncture veterinarian). So I used the evaluation on Retardo since there were a few behaviors that still needed work.  The behaviorist/vet was awesome and had a bunch of insight on why Retardo acts like, well, Retardo. While she was […]

Jul 202009
 
Chronicles of Loki

For the three readers who actually read this blog, the few who know Loki and ALL the dog handlers at the K-9 Clinic, you all know how far he’s come. Last year, I couldn’t last 3 minutes in class without him yapping, jumping, mouthing and thrashing around like a raving lunatic. Now, when he goes to training […]

Jul 132009
 
Dream Job

One of my current jobs is to keep the photos and content updated on The K9 Clinic Web site. Can you say “dream job?”  How fun is it to add photos and think of silly captions? Check it out! Twinkle Toes, the Formosan Jumping Bean,  shows us it takes more than one human hurdle to challenge […]

Jun 192009
 
No. You Can't Have Him.

Here are a few pix from our morning exercises. I’m warning you, he’s trained to ignore hot dogs and tri tip from strangers. So don’t even think about it. It’s a good thing too. You just never know when it will rain hot dogs. Handsome patiently waits in the shade for his turn after Juno. […]

May 192009
 
Formosan Dogs: The Next Trend since Pit Bulls and Chihuahuas

Wild Dingo received a voice mail message from a person asking if I had any available Formosan dogs or where to get them. If only I had the answer. Formosan dogs seem to be replacing Pit Bulls and Chihuahuas as ‘the cool breed to own.’  And as much as I love this breed, I caution, […]