How not to train your dog – Part one (with videos)

We’ve all seen them out and about, dogs that are hanging on every word their owner says as they trot obediently beside them as they walk. Or the dog that sits patiently outside the shop whilst their owner is inside buying some cider, sometimes not even on a leash!

I am pretty sure dogs don’t just do this of their own free will, I have a feeling some kind of training is involved. This is what I want, so this is what I will do. There are a lot of good Dog Obedience classes out there I am sure but hey, I have You Tube, I can train them myself.

Tommy has turned from the Dark Side in the last few months, plus he is a bit older, so I will give him his due that he already responds to most, well some – OK two of the commands I give him. But now we have Chase so I thought I would involve him in the training of Chase as a kind of refresher course. In my head this will end with them both  being superbly obedient and all three of us auditioning for Britains Got Talent as a man and dog dancing troupe. We will be called Dogversity.

So here go with Part One. Sitting, Staying and Catching. I will be honest it’s not gone great but Rome wasn’t built in a day.

Tommyno Chosen In UK Top Dog Blog Feedspot List

It has been exciting Bank Holiday weekend here at Tommyno. Not only was the sun shining and Peaky Blinders started a new season but we heard Tommyno was selected by panelists to appear in the Top UK Dog Blog list with https://www.feedspot.com/?ref=blog

Check us out on https://blog.feedspot.com/uk_dog_blogs/ riding high at number 14! Fame at last for Tommy and Chase (who is taking all the credit).

10 Ways kids and dogs are basically the same

Dogs and kids – the perfect ingredient for any family right? Some families just go with the kids and maybe pad it out a bit with the odd goldfish or gerbil. Others don’t bother with the kids and just have a few dogs and a social life.

The bold and the brave will go ‘full family’ and go with both kids and dogs. If T.V has taught us anything it is that any happy family requires an equal measure of canine and youngster to be complete. Would the Robinson family in Neighbours have overcome their many many obstacles without Bouncer to help them through the tough times? Would Johnny Briggs have gotten out of half the scrapes he found himself in without the help of Razzle?

Having both a child and a dog in your house seems like hard work but trust me, there is not a lot of difference between the two…

Valentines Special! Are You The Love Of Your Dogs Life?

Somebody once asked me who I would save if my wife Emma and Tommy were hanging off the edge of a cliff. My immediate response was to say that Tommy would not be daft enough to fall off the cliff in the first place. That did not go down well.