Archie and I have been working hard this week on following all the training advice from Linnea (including her amazing FIFTY PAGE training guide). In particular I’ve been working on improving our communication and strengthening our bond. Key to that has been eye contact, so I’ve been repeating over and over again the game of tossing food on the … More Triggers

Regime change

Archie and I finally got our long awaited appointment with dog trainer Linnea, and we have loads of new things to practice together. There are going to be some changes at home! Archie welcomed her (as he does all strangers) by barking furiously, but Linnea took no nonsense, put him on a lead and calmly ignored him. … More Regime change


Archie got his haircut! It took the wonderful women at Top Dogz in Leith four hours to transform him from old floor mop to baby labrador, but they did a great job. I’m afraid that his grooming has been the big loser of the move from Belgium and his coat was in a bit of state. … More Transformations