Do dogs tell us when they want a cuddle? Do you know when your dog is pleading with you for his/her best toy? Dogs’ eye muscles have evolved which increasingly enhances human/dog bonding, I know because Barney told me. Read this.Read More
Beaches, long walks, country pubs and happily tired dogs. I wonder if dog owners might let their dogs come on holiday WITHOUT them? With us, on doggy orientated weekends away?Read More
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What is Doga? Fancy coming to a session with me? (& Barney of course)Read More
What does it take to become a Licensed Dog Boarder here in the UK? This is an easy read guide, written as I’m going through the process this week!Read More
Have you made choices that it’s not too late to change? I suggest you watch ‘The Wife’.Read More
How do you feel at the end of a lazy day? Rested and chilled or a bit annoyed at having not done any of the things you might have?
Do we use our children & family commitments as a shield? A handy cover-up when called to places we aren’t in the mood for - or perhaps to hide behind when socialising? What happens as they grow up and we aren’t needed so much? Step in the dogs...Read More
This week I completed what’s called a ‘soft launch’ that is I began my dog-sitting service in my studio, The Dog Garden. I borrowed two dogs along with Barney my own, and herewith the key things I learned along the way.Read More
Yesterday, utter stupidity dictated that I pour £30 of petrol into my diesel engined car. Not very bright, but crap happens. What came out of it though, was an interesting social experiment and a good lesson in customer service.Read More
Shut my shop? Really? Have you ever gone backwards to go forwards? It’s taken some planning but I think I might actually be growing up…Read More
Hello! It’s been ages, too long in fact since I’ve been on my blog regularly, but that’s ok, better to wait until I bring something of use, than useless fodder? - or is it?Read More
This Summer I’m going to head out onto the open road and attend some Dog Fairs with my Dog Portfolio & paintings, I can’t wait.Read More
Let’s Think Dog!
If I were a dog, I’d want to lie, sniff, possibly dig, jump, rest and play on the ground in the sunshine and likely in the rain too. My four paws wouldn’t want too much in the way of small gravel and I’d need some purchase from the ground I play on!Read More
How Do You Actually Make Your Dog Paintings? is a question I’m asked from time to time. I’m always happy to chat through my portrait process, but here’s a post that goes a little bit deeper into the techniques I employ.Read More
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