Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Check out the short video below for some snow action...
In other news: even though Dave is a snausage monster it was initially hard to get some meat on his bones as he would burn off the energy very quickly. Now we've managed to get some fat to stick to his ribs so he doesn't look like a street dog scavaging for scraps in the ghettos.
|Dave sporting a custom-made jacket and his trademark bad-boy snarl!|
Monday, November 8, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Your personal Virtua Dog!
Highlights to look out for include; peeing, sniffing a stick and falling into mud.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
If cuteness could be bottled and sent into space then Dave would be the world's biggest donor. Why it would be sent into space is for scientists to figure out but on Earth it has the (un)fortunate ability of attracting attention. Here is a run-down of the people most attracted to Dave's snausage-loving face:
- Old People.
- Drunk People.
- Teenage girls.
- Scary, tattooed, immigrant, sweaty biker types.
While this admiration of Dave is understood, the noise that comes out of their mouths rarely is. Old people mumble, drunk people slur, teens talk too fast and immigrants have thick accents you couldn't push through a sieve.
|I'm cute, please talk to me!|
Sunday, August 29, 2010
|Aaarg, my bum!!|
Friday, August 20, 2010
Talking of lessons learned; frogs are always fun to pick up but they taste nasty, so now, instead of picking frogs up in his mouth, Dave prefers to stand on them.
We are always pleasantly surprised at how silent Dave is, he rarely barks. However, last week at a local dog park, a little terrier with a football obsession became deafened as Dave howled at him like a mental thing, desperate for a play-pal. The terrier was not impressed.
Recently I've been rewarding Dave with blueberries fresh from the forest during our walks. I have been rewarding myself with them also.
Some random pictures...
|There's something in there!|
|Waiting on blueberries to be picked.|
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
Dave also met some horses but wasn't so sure about them.
Then he took the bus home.
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Last Saturday I took Dave kayaking with a friend. After a slightly stressful start Dave seemed okay with the whole thing but as he was sitting/lying on the bottom of the metal kayak he became quite cold and was shivering after 20 minutes. He needs a jacket of some kind as he also started shivering one evening when it was raining quite a lot. He liked to look over the side at the water which made me think he was about to jump overboard but he only once put his feet up on the edge of the kayak.
Point! Dave saw a squirrel in a tree and became absolutely transfixed by it. A real pointer at heart! Even after some days he still looks up into the trees at the same spot on the path.
Yesterday we did some outside clicker training and it went really well. After running Dave around some time I went through some commands. Sit, come, follow and stay are all becoming quite solid. Sometimes he lies down instead of just sitting as he's so keen to get that snausage!
We've noticed that Dave can be a little nervous/cautious. For example, if we move our arms suddenly in a large movement Dave sinks down to the floor and becomes worried. Whether this means he's been abused in the past or just gets a little fright, we're not sure. He is still quite young so it's to be expected for him to be a little unsure about some things. Otherwise everything is okay, we've had no problems at all!
The side door to his crate had been left unlocked. After checking the flat we were happy to find no wet spots or teeth-marks anywhere. It looked as if he'd been sleeping among the shoes in the hallway, perhaps they carry our scents the strongest?! He doesn't seem to mind being left alone, we always listen for dog noises as we approach the flat and through the keyhole at the front door but it's always silent within.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
All in all it was long day and it didn't take long for Dave to assume his position on the sofa!
Friday, July 9, 2010
A small accident happened yesterday on the livingroom carpet but he promised it would never happen again...
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
He's not pulling so much as before, not that he pulled a lot to start with, but he's learning to walk a bit more sensibly, to stay within the leash area. It's quite amazing after only two days how quickly he learns that if he pulls he doesn't get to go forward.
Today he went in a tram without any problems. We found a small hill with a nice view over houses with Göteborg in the distance. Dave barked for the first time as he watched somebody doing some gardening! It was a quiet, deep growl that grew into a gentle 'vov', it was hardly a bark but for Dave he was positively shouting! It's the first vocalisation he's made.
Currently he's napping next to me, his paws twitching.
Monday, July 5, 2010
A long car journey on the numb-bum side of six hours later, Dave arrived at his new home and started sniffing the area out straight away.
A frog witnessed the strength of Dave's nose and the softness of his teeth. After a pounce into the grass Dave presented a decent sized frog that lived to jump another day, leaving a somewhat unpleasant taste in Dave's mouth to serve as a lesson!
We're all ready for bed but Dave has a head start and the gentle snoring coming from his corner is surely charging up energy for tomorrow.
Saturday, July 3, 2010
A nice corner of the living room has been set aside for his crate, where he can see out the window.
We hope he'll settle in quickly!