Another New Start

I’ve been neglecting Vulpe’s blog the last few weeks/months. I think this is because life hasn’t always been tremendously positive lately, and it isn’t always easy to drum up the enthusiasm! Additionally, at the beginning of September I began a distance learning Masters course in Anthrozoology, which has been VERY engaging and interesting, but VERY…

First World Dog Problems…

It’s official. After months of more intense training efforts, Thundershirting, and other non medicinal ways of trying to tackle Vulpe’s increased anxiety about the world, we’ve moved on to the next step…. I love this logo. Bless that pooch, life threw some major lows at us both in the latter part of 2013. She’s been…

February is “Oops I missed train your dog month”….

To my utter shame, February this year for me is going to be “oops I missed Train Your Dog month“. Vulpe and me have been so busy working day in, day out on her usual reactivity issues that it’s been a long time indeed since we’ve done any fun training. While dealing with her fear/aggression/reactivity…

Reactive Rovers

Over the past couple of months I’ve been coming to terms with being the owner of a reactive dog. Vulpe’s behaviour has, in this respect, worsened lately. She’s been through a tremendous amount of change, and has always been a rather sensitive soul, so now at 1 year, 8 months and 2 weeks (ish) old,…