Friday, July 29, 2011

My second lesson with Dog trainer Dominique Doring

For my second lesson with Dominique we went to an area where there were some people for me to practice on. I am nervous of strangers when I meet them on the street and bark at them which isn't very sociable. Maybe its because of the time I spent on the streets when I was abandoned. Anyway Dominique said I had improved , but I still get annoyed at children on bicycles , skateboards etc.

Dominique and Nikki held me on two leads so I was waliking inbetween them, it then felt quite safe . I did get quite tired though and lay on the ground a few times well it was hard work..!

Dominique's training is one on one so you get the benefit of Dominique really getting to know your Dog and his/her problem.

Ring Dominique on 680 578 601

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Helping to make the bed

Helping to make the bed well it would be rude not too !

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

K9 Fundraiser on the 30th July

plus Entertainment from Vinnie & Ash

Second Hand Book Stall, Home Made Jewellery Stall

K9 stall including sale of T Shirts, Pens,

Raffle in aid of the Dogs & Cats at K9

Saturday, July 30 · 1:00pm - 4:00pm

The Office Bar, St Eugenio Alto, (just above Roys Pizza)

Remember bring a tin or bag of dog or cat food when you come along the doggies and cats would sure appreciate it :)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

My lesson with Dominique - Dog Trainer

Well I had my first training session with Dominique, actually it was more Nikki really that needs the training. The session was quite hard work for me ( but fun ), concentrating on Dominique's commands, but I always got a biscuit for a reward. Dominique never shouted at me, her approach is training through a positive approach, body language and lots of eye contact and of course biscuits as a reward.

Dominique is hoping to work with more dogs at K9 so they have a better chance of being adopted and also increase the chance of the pooches staying with their new owners. I was very impressed so was Nikki with her approach , though its not over yet for me but Dominique gave Nikki some really good advise. I would definitely recommend Dominique to people who need some help with their pooches.

Ring Dominique on 680 578 601

Me relaxing after my lesson

Friday, July 22, 2011

Blacky needs a home

Introducing Blacky he is 2-3 years old and currently staying at Poochie Pet Hotel please ring Pete or Kate

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

'A Happy Tail 'and Dog training

Dominique Doring a dog trainer has successfully found a home for a pup from K9. The little chap has began having his injections so he will be already to fly to his new home in September. His new owners are coming to Tenerife to pick him up.

The puppy hanging out with his temporary family

Dominique helps out at K9 with the dogs that have problems finding homes due to behavorial issues, Dominique says  " for example, a dog that seems aggressive is often just a nervous and frightened dog and needs the opportunity to feel safe. A dog that I was working with recently at K9 was an example of this, he was just frightened not aggressive and just needed sometime to gain confidence with people".

Gizmo is going to visit Dominique soon as though he is a very good boy is sometimes nervous of strangers when he is on a lead.

Dominique Doring can be contacted on 680 578 601

Monday, July 18, 2011

'I chew therefore I am'

Puppies like to chew it's a fact of life ( Caz a Veterinary nurse has written a very good post on the subject click here.) Nikki says the reason I chew is because I just like doing it as if chewing were an extreme sport.

Caught in the act with a box of tissues..Oops !

The thing is Nikki never learns, you don't put stuff on surfaces that dogs like me can reach, for example, the coffee table twice she left her watch on the table and of course I couldn't resist, I had to have a chew ! also she has a habit of leaving half a cup of coffee on her bedside table then coming back and wondering why most of the coffee has gone !. Well I don't want the coffee to go to waste so I take a few big slurps, wish she would put more sugar in her coffee though.

My best chewing successes have been one watch, three left shoes , bra, swiming trunks, ruck sack, box of tisuses and three loo rolls. All these objects note, were left where I could reach them, honestly !. Its just as I said when I see something chewable I can't hold back, the urge to chew is too strong

The vet said I will probably grow out of this in a couple of years, meanwhile i just have to keep practicing " the butter wouldn't melt in my mouth' look.

Monday, July 11, 2011


It has been just over three months since our little Yorkie Basil passed away. The gut wrenching pain and emotions I felt for Basil in the first few weeks after he died was really shocking, though not surprising he was part of our life for thirteen years and much loved . I just want to say to anyone going through the death of a pet don't be shocked with the depth of sadness you feel and also don't feel ashamed, its normal and its shows that you had a real bond with your furry friend.

I questioned for a while whether we should get another dog as the thought of going through this kind of pain again seemed too intolerable. But when you have owned a pooch for as long as we did, it seemed illogical not to adopt another dog and have the pleasure of sharing our home with a furry friend, especially as we have the time to give to look after a dog.

Some people may feel that they are being unfaithful to the memory of their furry departed friend by getting another dog , but really getting another dog and giving a loving and caring home is such a positive and caring thing too do, really you shouldn't feel guilty.

I am still at the stage where I can't put photos of Basil up in the house as it upsets me, but I know one day I will be able to do this and remember the happy days he shared with us.

Gizmo our adopted rescue pooch has helped us with our grieving process, and we look forward to many years of joy sharing our life with him.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Dogs left at home

Us pooches don't like to be left at home for too long. We can get depressed and start eating the house so be warned..!

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

This little woofer needs a home

Introducing Jessie a female mixed breed, she is a small dog approx 1 year old;

If you are interested in adopting this sweetie ring Pete and Kate at Poochie Pet Hotel
TEL: 661099365

Saturday, July 2, 2011


Sad news recently of two German Shepherd dogs in the UK who died from heat exhaustion from being locked in a car ..!

Its really important especially in Tenerife to make sure your dog does not get overheated. Dogs trust has compiled three essential tips for owners to help their dogs beat the heat:

* Walk your dog in the morning and evening when the weather is cooler and make sure shady spots and drinking water are available.
* Clip the fur of particularly hairy hounds and apply canine sun cream to areas most likely to burn: ears, nose, and belly. Human suncream can be toxic so buy a special pet version from your local pet shop.
* Be extra vigilant with older and overweight dogs as they are more prone to overheat. In a real emergency wet your dog thoroughly and use a household fan to blow cool air over their head and body. Seek urgent veterinary attention.

If your dog shows signs of distress – such as excessive panting, blueness of the tongue or collapse contact your local vet immediately.

So please watch out for us pooches in the heat..!

Friday, July 1, 2011

July Image for the K9 Tenerife Calendar

Here's the pup that is posing for July he is waiting for the surf to come in

Check out K9 Tenerife website and the doggies waiting for adoption