Walking An Anxious Dachshund

Walking An Anxious Dachshund When you have a reactive dog the danger of people, children or other dogs approaching is always a worry. So, under the present regulations, it's actually less stressful to walk my anxious Dachshund. Darcy is enjoying his walks much more and not consumed with stress about keeping me safe. There are... Continue Reading →

Could you please just shut up?

I seem to spend half my life asking my mini dachshund to shut up! I know it's natural for dogs to bark and they are worth their weight in gold as burglar alarms but Darcy seems to think he is solely responsible for our protection at all times. I have tried explaining to him that the pigeons... Continue Reading →

Stop my Dog from Barking

How do I Stop my Dog from Barking? I seem to spend half my life asking my mini dachshund to stop barking! I know it's natural for dogs to bark and they are worth their weight in gold as burglar alarms but Darcy seems to think he is solely responsible for our protection at all times. I... Continue Reading →

Darcy, Miniature Dachshund.

It's approaching two years since Darcy came to stay with us. Sometimes I feel like my training fell upon deaf ears, which anyone with a dachshund will experience on a day-to-day basis. Ask them to stop barking at next doors cat for the umpteenth time and they happily ignore you, but one creak of the... Continue Reading →

Darcy’s First Days

Darcy seemed to know how important it was to settle in and his behaviour was  far better than expected in his first days with us. He was completely house trained, loving and totally adorable. There were some worrying  traits though. When someone visited, even for a few minutes , he would run to the front... Continue Reading →

Meeting Darcy

I answered the door and instantly fell in love with the tiny dog cradled in the arms of the rescue transporter. I was a little shy after hearing about his past but he was attached to the lady who drove him to me like his life depended on it. He had only met her an... Continue Reading →

The Day Darcy came to stay

It was June 2015 and I was scrolling through Facebook when a photo caught my eye.It was a mini dachshund and a rescue friend was urgently looking for a foster for him. I wasn't planning to foster but I felt compelled to send a private message to ask about his background. Within seconds the lady... Continue Reading →

A Poem for a Rescue Dog

This is a poem I wrote about my rescue dog, Darcy. I'm sure it applies to many, many dogs out there A year has passed since we met our little man A feisty, mini dachshund with a coat of black and tan We called him Mr. Darcy because he didn't know his name and told him that... Continue Reading →

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