We have a new dog!

A while ago we adopted a dog from the local animal shelter. Hector is a large boy, a mix of many breeds, and he is delightful. But he was given up for adoption when he was just under a year old – the humans who had him first said he was too difficult to handle.

He is not difficult to handle. He is eager to please and full of bounce and joy.

Hector didn’t have much in the way of manners or training when he came to us, but we’ve been working on that. We use clicker training, which is so fun and efficient. Fortunately I have a pretty good background in dog training, so that helps. And I’ve learned some good tricks for working with this boy, whose needs are different from those of other dogs I’ve trained.

So sometimes now, there may be posts about dog training intermingled with whatever else I blog about.

If you happen to have a dog and need help with training techniques, I can suggest lots of good books to read and videos to watch.

4 thoughts on “We have a new dog!

  1. But soft, what light through yonder internet window breaks? It is the east and Mirabilis is the sun!

    In all seriousness though, very glad to see that the Mirabilis blog post drought has been broken and that there is some more wonderful content for me to consume. I’ve really enjoyed the most recent posts.

    Oh, and congratulations on the acquisition of a new canine! I don’t own a dog currently but always had them growing up and know how much joy they bright through their unbridled energy, positivity and loyalty.

    Looking forward to some more posts in the coming weeks and months (no pressure though!)

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