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Pet Blogs United aims to support our fellow pet bloggers by encouraging members to visit other members and leave comments. It’s a great way to find great blogs & new friends.

Pet bloggers are some of the kindest people we’ve come across, so we know that with your help, this site will become a great place for everyone.
We will have a featured blogger every week once we get going and that person will hopefully be showered with comments from our members.

To be a PBU featured blogger, first become a follower through Google Friend Connect (juct click the follow button you always see). Then just send an e-mail to Pet Blogs United. We'll contact you, have you pick some of your favorite posts and feature you when your turn comes up on the list. Pet Blogs United will only feature blogs about, by or for pets & animals.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

What Dogs Do - Weekly Featured Blogger

This week we are proud to introduce you to What Dogs Do!


I am a writer and dog-lover living in London, UK. My interest in dog behaviour and training started when I was a kid and got a Dachshund puppy as a birthday present. As an adult I was dog-less (and sad) for quite some time, until I decided to adopt a retired racing greyhound two years ago. I soon realized that my fascination with dogs had not disappeared. I started boring all my friends with stories of how and what Eddie was doing. Last year I added another greyhound to my pack, Cassie. The stories and ideas multiplied. So I decided to write them down in a blog, What Dogs Do
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But my interest in dogs doesn’t stop with having a pair of greyhounds. I volunteer at a greyhound rehoming kennel to learn more about retired racing dogs, their behaviour and needs. I also take my dogs to a home caring for the elderly with dementia and Alzheimer’s. The meetings between Eddie and Cassie and the old folks are rewarding and fascinating, and have fuelled my curiosity about how we people and our dogs relate.

My blog is partly a diary of my trials and tribulations with Eddie and Cassie, partly a way to share what I have learned by training them, and partly an exploration of what I am continually finding out about canine behaviour. What Dogs Do mixed bunch of ideas, then. Some posts are observations of what my dogs do, some describe how I train my dogs. I report from the kennels and at times I add some more philosophical considerations about animal-human interaction.


Cassieand the Sheepskin Rugs:  an observation of interesting behaviour


Postcardsfrom the Kennel: pictures of the dogs I work with

Recall– Part I:  ideas and instructions on training recall

Take some time this week to stop by What Dogs Do & nose around.  You won't be sorry!

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8 comments:

Mariodacat said...

Very interesting post. M loves Greyhounds. They make lovely household pets as long as you know how to work with them.

Bocci said...

Absolutely great post-we love learning about "What Dogs Do" and will visit right now to learn more.
Love that last photo by the way-priceless!

Benny and Lily said...

Love those pictures, specially #1
Benny & Lily

living, laughing, and loving in Loftinland said...

This is a very interesting blog! I really liked it!

Tessa the Maltese said...

Great pics and interesting blog too. Thanks.

woos, Tessa

littlemissjackie said...

We popped over to your blog to read about your post on interesting dog behavior and it was super interesting! We'll be back to read more!

Barks & Wiggles,

Jackie

Alien said...

Have you seen anything strange lately? Let us know immediately!

Yours,

meowmeowmans said...

What a cool blog! Thanks for introducing yourselves!

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