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What is the attraction of snow to a dog ?

Bobby, my first residential training guest of 2015, loves trying to catch snowballs. This 9 mth old Border Collie is a model pupil and is really learning fast, although he still needs to let off some steam.


Like any dog that stays with me, play is always controlled, with boundaries never being that great and no dog being allowed off lead without proving to me that sheep and other livestock are not seen as an attraction !




But while I can teach a dog many things, I've not found the secret to tell a dog when to catch a snowball - sorry Bobby !

Next time you have a bad night's sleep, ask yourself, "is it the bed ?". Annie, my 18 month old Clumber Spaniel, hasn't realised that her favourite beds were actually bought for Honey, our Chihuahua !



Aha ! So this is where Honey goes when the lights are off and she can't get in her own bed. Seems sensible to me !



Short stay boarders Milo, Jenna and Halo have no objection to being photographed - in fact I think Milo may be getting a little too comfortable !


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