What is small, red and whispers?
A hoarse radish.
It makes you want to face palm and walk away…
Employee of the month…..
I started something…..
I’m not going to apologise for cheesy jokes and bad puns.
If they make you laugh, smile smirk or just improve your mood then it’s job done.
So, a regular series, starting now and I’m going to post as many as I can. I’ll still do regular stuff too. This is just a sideline in happy 😊.
Stick with me. There’s got to be something that make you all laugh, just not all at once.
How size matters more than you may have thought….
Size matters. Apparently.
I don’t know if it’s the same for everyone else but one of the biggest training problems I experience is retaining the attention of the dog.
One of the contributors to this lack of attention could be the size of the treats and treat size vs dog size.
George would probably be classed as a medium sized dog when fully grown but, at 6 months old, he is some way off his maximum.
As a result, the size of the treats being used is quite important when it comes to getting and keeping him engaged.
When he does something right he is given a treat to re-inforce the good behaviour but if the treat has been too large, he takes time to eat it. As well as that, George likes to take his time over larger items and eat them away from others. This breaks up the flow of the training.
I have taken to using the smallest treat I can find for training. It’s easier as it’s a very quick treat and it reduces the break of attention.
It’s just something to consider – your dog will want the biggest treat they can snaffle off you but it may not be the best things for the learning.
Keep on posting, keep on writing and keeping the faith.
Over the years, I’ve had a dabble at writing a blog a couple of times but never really got it to stick. It might be motivation that was the issue but the whole ‘dog’ thing is a nice hobby, a good distraction from the downsides of general life.
Third time lucky maybe as I am managing to publish posts with some regularity.
I know most of it is dog related and this probably helps with the posts as George is a fairly regular source of inspiration for content.
I do a lot of posting on social media and that does alright for contacts and it’s nice having that interaction with so many people. It would be nice to have that level of contact via this blog too.
I know that, for some people, this is their job, their life and they have made a business out of it – I certainly don’t have time for that – but that is not this blog. You see some people tailor their content to suit the current issues of the day and, again, that’s not this blog.
There will be some ‘current’ stuff being posted but, mainly, its dog related and maybe that’s why blogging is so punishing to the writer. A post on social media can garner a lot of attention and validation for the poster but, on this platform, that’s not how it works.
I am still finding my feet.
This is sometimes me just emptying my head in the guise of a pooch and now and again I’ll get some feedback which I really appreciate.
It’s just odd sometimes.
A friend of mine joined Twitter some years back. They were on Facebook and, for some reason, presumed it worked the same. They started following a few friends and celebrities and made a few posts but then complained that he wasn’t getting any interactions with anyone.
His posts were like ‘Wow, big night. BIG head this morning’. Harmless enough but he had no #hashtags and , most importantly, no followers. I explained to him this was the equivalent of sitting at home alone talking to the TV 📺 but I don’t think he understood.
But, writing these posts, I can help but think if I am doing something similar – almost. As I said, it’s nice getting comments and chatting with viewers but it can be disheartening.
I will carry on though. If anything, it’s cathartic – almost confessional at times – and good to get things out of my head rather than have them fester.
So, to those that do view my posts, to those that take time to comment and give me feedback, I thank you. 👍🏻
Just a short interview with a dog.
As much as George wants to eat it all, don’t believe the hype.
I’ve noticed recently (I’m only 5 1/2 months) that there is a lot of advertising for dog food.
LOTS of advertising. Nearly as much for pet food as there is for human food.
It’s not that I don’t get to see much of THAT food, it’s the animals in them. It’s like the Border Collie mafia have control of advertising.
I know we are easily trained and have expressive faces but we are everywhere .
Farm dog, inferred farm produce = ‘Got to be better’
The same as human food. Stick it in a box marked ‘farm’ somewhere and people hoover it up even though it’s probably never been rural since it was slaughtered. I’M more farm than that and left my farm at 10 weeks old!
I just think that, like with human food, people are getting mugged off with an idea that something is more natural than it actually is.
I am not saying don’t buy it, just don’t believe the hype. 👊🏻