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Thursday, December 09, 2010

Lucky's Progress with Clicker Training

With Sarah Fisher and the TTouch Team at Tilley Farm, Bath; UK

Grooming Rusty

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!!!

 This was Rusty before getting his fur clipped by yours truly - looking rather grouchy!
And this is Rusty (with Jesse our other rescued Lab in the background), 3 hours and 2 aching arms later- looking quite alot chirpier... Although I must say it's not exactly a very stylish look!


Sunday, October 31, 2010


Cleo with us on our wedding day...

Our darling Cleo is 6 years old today... We first saw her on Jan 25 2005. She was the last puppy of her litter and no one wanted her because she was really tiny, i.e. the runt of the litter. A friend fo a friend of a friend asked if we would like to have her because she was not "sale-able"...

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

Monday, July 12, 2010

Crate Training...

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

Lucky and The Thunder Shirt

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
Trenmar Gardens
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


Thursday, April 08, 2010

2 Male Cats for Adoption

2 male cats for adoption.

Please call Dr Jon Singham


03-4256 3175