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Weaving is Fun!

Another of Salma’s favourite activities is weaving through the slalom poles. They are not set at the reglamentary distance for agility because my aim here is just to make the activity fun while promoting suppleness through the body bending to both right and left. She weaves both on and off lead and enjoys doing it [...]

By |2022-11-14T11:21:26+01:00November 14th, 2022|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Weaving is Fun!

Emergency Measures

Sometimes things we do with the best of intentions turn into a problematic situation. When the little feral cat turned up on our doorstep in the midst of torrential rain, providing her with food and shelter seemed like the right thing to do. The consequences of this decision have been far-reaching. Then she had her [...]

By |2022-11-14T10:20:32+01:00November 14th, 2022|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Emergency Measures

Arena, Abscesses & Limp

Those of you who have been following my journey with the two horses who are abandoned at our place may remember that they are not at all happy to be touched. This, of course, poses major challenges and has been a source of concern. From time to time, Arena, the mare, has been limping but, [...]

By |2022-09-07T08:58:05+02:00September 7th, 2022|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Arena, Abscesses & Limp

Gold Star for Salma!

Today Salma definitely earned a gold star! A major challenge for her is going into an urban environment because she finds it overstimulating and therefore becomes overexcited. I am sure this is also exacerbated by her poor vision under certain circumstances. We have been working at home doing TTouch groundwork with slalom, poles, labyrinth, ramp [...]

By |2022-09-06T14:35:39+02:00September 6th, 2022|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Gold Star for Salma!

Salma’s Learning Journey with the Ramp and Seesaw

Being used to Sasha who climbed up his ramp to the grooming table without a second thought, it brought me up short when Salma simply refused to even step on it. This reminded me that Sasha had been doing simple agility from puppyhood and accepted doing all kinds of strange things as part of normal [...]

By |2022-09-01T13:13:55+02:00September 1st, 2022|TTouch|Comments Off on Salma’s Learning Journey with the Ramp and Seesaw

Relief Vs Remorse

19/08/2022 Yesterday Squeaky went into one of the travelling crates by herself and I was able to close the door. Until then she had only put her head and shoulders inside to reach the dish with food but yesterday I pushed the dish to the back of the crate. Of course, when she realised that [...]

By |2022-08-26T10:19:45+02:00August 19th, 2022|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Relief Vs Remorse

Summer Challenges and Incompatibilities

When Squeaky had her babies, she showed all the guile and skill needed for a feral cat to survive. We searched high and low but were unable to discover where she had hidden her kittens. We found the box where they were born, but she had moved them by then. In fact, we though they [...]

By |2022-08-19T15:33:07+02:00August 19th, 2022|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Summer Challenges and Incompatibilities

All Things Great and Small

I can't believe what has happened! Mimi, the little mini pinscher, died last night, Friday May 13th 2022, at 7.45pm. She was ten years old. She and her mother came to us when she was three when her foster Mum, a young woman of only forty-two, died of cancer. She had a lovely walk on [...]

By |2022-05-14T16:30:47+02:00May 14th, 2022|Uncategorised|Comments Off on All Things Great and Small

What makes it all worthwhile

At the end of a one day workshop, particularly one on a topic such as reactivity which evokes so many emotions, it is a gift to hear a participant say that she is leaving with hope because she saw improvements in her dog throughout the day, and she could see that he was much calmer [...]

By |2022-03-30T16:31:18+02:00March 30th, 2022|Uncategorised|Comments Off on What makes it all worthwhile

Myotherapy

Last Saturday Salma had a myotherapy treatment with Leticia Sánchez del Moral. Salma loved it. She really did lean into the work, allowing skin rolling and the treatment of various parts of the body. Leticia confirmed what I had already noticed with TTouch observation. There were a couple of hot spots in the cervical area [...]

By |2022-03-15T16:47:32+01:00March 15th, 2022|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Myotherapy

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