Yesterday I watched this lovely video on the 'Terriermam's Daily Dose' blog. As a child I noticed how clever dogs are. How they often know what you are going to do before you do it. I remember a vet not so many years talking me down when I told him I only had to look towards something or point at it, no words and my dog would know to fetch if for me or to move that way. Don't be so silly I was told. Dogs don't understand the connection of looking at something or pointing at it and fetching that thing or moving to the place for you, just because you have either looked in that direction or moved your arm towards that direction.
With my dogs I like seeing how much we can do together just from understanding each others body language. I play a lot with my dogs and when people get dogs from me, I do tell them if asked about training, that one of the most important things is to be enthusiastic with your dog and 'make it fun.'
“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you,but he will make a fool of himself, too.”
― Samuel Butler
Me with Bumble and Blottie, waiting patiently to be unleashed, November 2018
Hello, I am Jane, you might of guessed, I love dogs. We are situated in the North Devon countryside, England, United Kingdom. Our home is occupied by my husband, David, our children, pack of dogs and me.