Up early while the world is still quiet. First cup of tea with Riley on my lap.
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Life of Riley
Riley is a picky eater. A very picky eater. I didn’t even know it was possible to have a dog that’s not totally food driven. Over the course of my life, I’ve lived with 20 dogs and this is a first for me.
Very quickly after Riley arrived, he decided he didn’t like the food that his breeder sent home with him and just stopped eating. No amount of coaxing helped. Going hungry didn’t help. He actually started losing weight. … Read More
1. Shoes put up high off the floor, out of reach of teething creatures.
2. Baby gates everywhere and there is no baby.
3. Dog toys and dog beds strewn about with reckless abandon.
4. Dog treats out on the counter for instant training access.
5. Caught red-handed!
I loved my life with my previous animals. All of them were incredible for different reasons. Kiera was my beloved brilliant partner. Graidy was my sentry dog who probably adored me more than any animal I’ve lived with. Finn was the perfect cat (minus furniture scratching) because he was essentially a dog in a cat’s body. And Wink… Wink was the embodiment of joy and love.
But in starting anew, I’ve had a chance to think about what I would … Read More
Housetraining quickly, and teaching Potty and putting it on cue is not hard. But it does require dedicated consistency on your part to help your puppy get it quickly.
This is what good house training should look like after one week. The word “Potty” has been put on cue and Riley solidly knows that outside is for doing his business. So when I say, “Go Potty,” he quickly gets down to business.
Daytime Strategy and Steps for Quick and Successful… Read More
I’m typing this post with one hand. I could blame this on Riley recovering from a routine puppy visit to the vet. And that would also coincidentally be true. But the fact is this is his favorite spot in the house.
All you people out there wanting lap dogs, be careful what you wish for…… Read More