Unhappy Puppy (Wordless/Wordy Wednesday) *Linky*

My puppy, Onyx, was neutered last Friday and, as you can see, he is not happy at all about having to wear a protective cone on his head to keep him from licking the wound.  Isn't he gorgeous, though?   Please link up only your Wordless/Wordy/Wordful Wednesday posts. All other links will be removed!  … [Read more...]

Puppy 101

        Two weeks ago, I attended a puppy training class at the animal shelter where I adopted our puppy, Onyx.  We were actually obligated to attend the class because the shelter supervisor did not think that we had enough experience with puppies and made attending the class a condition of our adoption.  I have to admit that I wasn't that thrilled to have to spend my Sunday attending what I had originally predicted to be a complete waste of my time.  It turns out that I couldn't have been more wrong.     The first thing that surprised me was the amount of people who were there to take the class.  The trainer even ran out of seats at one point and had to ask some people to stand for the remainder of the class.  It also impressed me that the trainer had almost four years experience training dogs of all breeds and sizes.  She even shared with us that she has three dogs of her own and that she used many of the training techniques that she was sharing with us to train her … [Read more...]