I have been writing non-fiction, fiction and poetry for as long as I can remember. It was a hobby encouraged by my Nan from an early age. For that, and so many other things, I thank you Nan xox
My Black Dog
Are you here yet? It’s the house just three down from the carpark. The one with the brown door. Come straight in. It’s open. Don’t hover by the door – come on through. Do you like the lounge? It’s been decorated recently. A lovely colour isn’t it! Yes, we do have a movie subscription. I’ll let you have a watch later if you want. I can see you looking towards the games console too. Whatever you want to do is fine – my home is your home.
Inappropriate Punishments: The Surefire Way to Confuse Your Dog
In dog training, timing of rewards is very important. Timing of punishments or corrections is vital. If you don’t know when your dog chewed up grannies wig or peed on the rug, don’t punish. Just make sure your dog isn't able to repeat it again. And remember that dogs have no notion of “expense” so many owners turn their dogs into shelters because they chewed up their brand new one-thousand-pound sofa. They don’t know or care how much things cost! It doesn't matter how many times you wave your credit card bill in front of their face, they don't care. They were bored, they needed something to chew, your shoes were handy.
Classical Conditioning - The Simple Guide
Classical conditioning. It can be overwhelming to someone who thinks training dogs is all about yelling at them when they're bad and giving them tasty stuff when they're good.
My Dog Won't Come Back
As a dog owner, I like a lot of dog-related pages on Facebook. So many in fact, that images of Collies and other breeds drown out posts from human friends (not that I mind - I don't really need to know about your recent horrific stomach bug).