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Tag: German Shepherd Dog

Count Grassula

That look I get when I tell him he has something in his teeth. *Thanks to our friends at Tails from the Pack for that perfect title!

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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 […]

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Happy Loki-versary!

Thursday was Loki's 4th anniversary with us and marks his 5th birthday. We had house guests here so we delayed his celebration until the weekend.  For a dog so affected by change, to our surprise, he adapted well to house guests and even offered a game of tug with them.

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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 […]

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Total Recall

  Siberian Husky owners, you may want to avert your eyes. Because what you're about to see may give you nightmares and is so horrific it isn't shown on TV. It may raise your blood pressure or even cause heart failure.  What you are about to see is shocking, frightening and down right against the […]

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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 […]

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Last Days of Summer

In the blink of an eye, summer is almost gone. How'd that happen? Between painfully slow Internet access and frantically pulling together September's masthead, I thought I'd grab some random Summer training shots of the brats at work. I'm so sad to see the Isle of the Ill-Behaved masthead leave this month! "I'm not so […]

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Training Complaining

I brought Loki to a private training session this week. I told the trainer "I think Loki has a problem." The trainer asks, "What's the problem?" "Let me show you," I reply. I turn to Loki and say, "Loki, Fetch!" Loki slowly walks away then turns around and replies, "So why are you talking to me […]

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The TravelMarx Visit Wild Dingo

Last week, posting was light because the TravelMarx came to town. I was a bit of a nervous wreck (which ok, is not out of the norm) because one of them is my brother and knowing that one of the two quadrapeds living here is a bit of a lunatic (I won't name names...but his […]

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Wild Weekend at Wild Dingo

No words. Hung over.  Caption anyone?

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