|With Sarah Fisher and the TTouch Team at Tilley Farm, Bath; UK|
Thursday, December 09, 2010
Rusty is another one of our rescued dogs... He came to us some years ago through an acquaintance who found him in the middle of the road... He somehow sustained pretty serious injuries to his head, and this resulted in him becoming partially blind. His left eye is almost completely blind and his right eye isn't that great either.
Anyway, he lives with my dad, and is doing pretty well. He has learnt where everything is and has stopped bumping into things like he used to when he first arrived.
Anyway, he hasn't been very well recently and so we have not been able to send him to the groomers as he would get into a real frenzy if we put him into the car. And so I decided that I had to do the job myself as his fur was getting terribly long!!!
Howls: Adopt a Pet
Sunday, October 31, 2010
We fell in love with her as soon as we saw her and brought her home with us. We're so lucky to have her in our lives and can't imagine what it would be like without her...
So here are some pictures of various stages of her life with us...
Cleo 3 months old - her first day with us - Jan 25, 2005
Cleo 4 months old
Cleo 5 months old
Cleo 6 months old (looking after Johnny our 17.5 year old doggie who was very ill)
Cleo and her giant Teddy Bear bought by Auntie Bernie
Cleo and Belle at Dog Day Morning in Ampang somewhere
Cleo with us at The Bakery Ampang for breakfast
Cleo at A Famosa Resort 2005
Cleo's first birthday party with Shalom 2005
Cleo and Me at MRDO 2006
At the MRDO 2006
Cleo and Doug winning the Ultimate Dog Race in the Dog Olympics 2006
Belle, Me and Cleo at Port Dickson 2006
Cleo helping us move into our first house together in 2006
Cleo helping Doug put the furniture together
Cleo playing with Lucky who was about 4 months old at this time
Cleo's 2nd birthday party with Shalom 2006
Cleo working on the computer with her injured foot when she fell down the stairs
Cleo's 3rd birthday party with Shalom 2007
Cleo with her injured foot when she broke the sliding door
Lucky, Cleo and Douglas fooling around
Cleo with us on our honeymoon in 2007
Cleo having a blast on the beach in Cherating
Cleo helping me look after 2 abandoned kittens 2009
Cleo playing with her tennis ball at our new house 2010
Cleo having to wear a t-shirt cause she made a wound on her back!
Cleo taking a walk with Mishka our cat
Howls: Cleopatra the Labrador
Monday, July 12, 2010
This is the second video of Lucky, one of our rescued dogs, and his clicker training with the fabulous Thunder Shirt on!!!
Lucky has only ever been in his crate twice in his life:
- the first after he was neutered and so was under anasthesia
- the second was when we moved house and we pretty much had to drug him before we could get him into the crate.
We tried all sorts of things, from putting his food into the crate, tossing treats (just like in this video) into the crate, actually sitting in the crate ourselves, BUT nothing worked.
Now after 2 short weeks of TTouch, the Thunder Shirt and clicker training, Lucky seems to be quite happy getting into the crate and even lying down!!!
Note: Cleo (the yellow Labrador) is of course overseeing and supervising the entire exercise.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
This is a video of Lucky - a dog I rescued almost 3 years ago. We love him to bits but he has been one of the most challenging dogs I have ever had.
We have never been able to put anything on him except a collar (and even then we risk being bitten!).
Recently I attended a course on TTouch and Clicker Training with Sarah Fisher and her TTouch Team in Bath, UK. The lessons I have learnt from Sarah and her team have been most enlightening.
I have been using the Tellington Touch on Lucky and "clicker" training him for just 2 weeks and the results have been amazing.
In this video, I am putting on a Thunder Shirt (a specially designed shirt for dogs with various issues) recommended by Sarah Fisher.
This isn't a very elegant video (as I am still learning alot about clicker training), but there are 2 main things to note:
1. I have now managed to get the Thunder Shirt on Lucky in 1 minute 20 seconds.
2. Lucky has not snapped or growled at me like he normally does.
When I first started two weeks ago, it took me 30 minutes!!!
Will be posting more videos of Lucky and his progress with the clicker!
Friday, May 28, 2010
This is gorgeous Pumpkin.
She is a Staffie Cross and currently lives at The Mayhew Animal Home.
She is my favourite girl at kennels and will make a very loyal and faithful companion.
She is well trained, good off leash and is great in agility.
Please call the Mayhew if you would like to have this adorable girl as part of your family...
The Mayhew Animal Home
Kensal Green London NW10 6BJ
Tel: 020 8969 0178
Fax: 020 8964 3221
For more information about Pumpkin, click here
For more pictures of Pumpkin, click here