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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Beach Blanket Bombs

"Hey Daddy-O, this class is cramping my style. Let's make like a tree and leave." "Keep talking. I got a lot of room left in my ears yet."

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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 […]

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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 […]

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I Can't Understand Why GSD's and Huskies are UnInsurable

Can you? Wanna be startin' somthin'...

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Morning Shenanigans

Every morning is routine here at Wild Dingo. Get up, go outside. Clean up dog yard and put up with the ridiculous antics of two very attention-needy dogs. Mr. Wild Dingo has a hard time believing that Juno can be a tough little gal and stand up to Loki. Juno never displays her confidence or strength in […]

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Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Hot Dogs

This month's masthead celebrates one of America's favorite junk foods. I don't think I would ever got the Husky to do a single thing without the magic of hot dogs. Marker training rules. Even for low drive dogs, like the Husky. Loki? He'll do anything just for his marker word and some praise. For a hot dog, […]

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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. […]

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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, […]

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Born to be Wild!

The trainer that Loki and Juno work with once said that huskies were "wild" dogs and not really meant to be domestic, or something along those lines. I could be mincing words so don't get up in my grill about his exact words or disagreeing with his opinion. He’s an experienced K9 police dog trainer […]

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In the Dog Yard No One Can Hear You Scream

Before anyone calls the local cruelty police, take a gander at how I arrived at this month's banner. That's Loki's "Game on!" face. If you didn't know him and saw that face, you'd most likely have an accident in your pants. But when you know him, and see that face, it makes you laugh so […]

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