Thursday, 18 September 2014
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
Monday, 8 September 2014
After a long hard day of running, sniffing, rolling and other general dog stuff, it is always nice to come home and stretch your paws out on your very own bed.
|In Baird's case, all of the beds!|
We have a selection of dog beds in our house, but they come in all shapes and sizes.
Swell Pets do a fantastic range on their website.
A few tips for picking and placing a dog bed
Consider the size and shape
A bed that fits a big Great Dane like me isn't going to be the same size as one for a smaller breed of dog.
Consider the material of the bed
Do you need a soft fleecy bed or a rugged durable one? Baird has a habit of dragging his bed round in his mouth...
Consider the placement of your bed
For example we sleep on our bed right next to Mums, try to keep the bed away from draughts in winter and hot spots in summer!
Make sure your dogs bed is a positive thing!
Never send your dog to their bed as a punishment, your four legged friend thrives on a nice safe spot to call their own, some where they want to be. Always associate their bed with positive things.
Teaching doggies like us to 'Settle' or 'Go lie down' on their bed is a very valuable tool in your human's doggy command dictionary. Settle can be used for a number of different reasons, to help your dog relax, to place your dog on their bed when visitors come round etc.
Hope everyone has a great week
Monday, 25 August 2014
He is my other eyes that can see above the clouds; my other ears that hear above the winds. He is the part of me that can reach out into the sea. He has told me a thousand times over that I am his reason for being; by the way he rests against my leg; by the way he thumps his tail at my smallest smile; by the way he shows his hurt when I leave without taking him. (I think it makes him sick with worry when he is not along to care for me.)
When I am wrong, he is delighted to forgive. When I am angry, he clowns to make me smile. When I am happy, he is joy unbounded. When I am a fool, he ignores it. When I succeed, he brags. Without him, I am only another man. With him, I am all-powerful. He is loyalty itself.
He has taught me the meaning of devotion. With him, I know a secret comfort and a private peace. He has brought me understanding where before I was ignorant.
His head on my knee can heal my human hurts. His presence by my side is protection against my fears of dark and unknown things. He has promised to wait for me... whenever... wherever—in case I need him. And I expect I will—as I always have. He is just my dog.
Saturday, 16 August 2014
Monday, 14 July 2014
Monday, July 14, 2014 baird great dane, fawn, Great Dane, great dane beautiful, great dane dog photography, Harlequin, sampson great dane 6 comments
Sana here, now I am very used to being the boss of my 'little' brother Baird, but the past few months he seems to not only become heavier but taller than me too- that doesn't seem fair does it?
Ah well, I'm still the boss around here.