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).

Bathtime

 

I cannot get a minutes peace!

For anyone who read my last post and need further proof that you no longer have any time to yourself, see the video below.

I wish this was a one off but this happens every morning – and yes I am also in the bath. Tommy loves the bath, I would not mind but he not particularly smelly or dirty! I swear to God when he has had enough he pulls the plug and jumps out!

Watch the video in full and you get a sneak preview of Chase, not quite the water baby Tommy is but he will follow his big brother wherever he goes. He will get a proper introduction later on today via Webcam which is new to Tommyno which could quite easily go horrendously wrong so stay tuned for that.

This video comes from the Tommyno You Tube page which is now up and running and all videos of the little buggers will be available on this page. Just click the icon at the top of page or just click here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmacnZwY-kQIuXFqY0zfC7g?view_as=subscriber if you really can’t be bothered.

We love everyone that takes their time to read my posts on Tommyno but we also know that some of you have short attention spans and everything is very visual these days so I will be using the YouTube site more. So if you watch the video please be so kind as to subscribe to the Youtube Channel, like it, share it and continue to keep spreading the word about Tommyno (plus Chase).

Thank you and now I am off to bathe with my dogs… Please don’t judge me.

 

Behind The Scenes At Tommyno

There are lots of exciting things happening at Tommyno over the next couple of weeks.

Baxter’s Page should be up and running this weekend and there are lots of mundane I need to do in the background to make this site awesome. Plus there are minor inconveniences that get in the way like work and having to patch up the bathroom floor.

So if you can’t wait for your next fix of Tommyno then here is a quick video of me trying to get Tommy to chew a valentines card on cue. He doesn’t take direction well.