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phydeaux has a … fido!

kody the bernese mountain dog

A big welcome to our new family member, Kody!  After years of being a cat only household, a dog is a big challenge.  But a good one.

Kody is an older rescue, a Bernese Mountain Dog mix, from our local animal shelter.  It’s only been a few days, but there’s a lot of love going on.  And a lot of mad reading about dog behavior and training.  🙂

How are the cats adjusting?  Molly’s traumatized, the other two could care less.  Everyone’s being kept apart  while training continue (and Kody will remain on a leash during continued training).

Kody’s great company while reskeining yarn in the shop up the hill (our property is on a steady grade – it’s a hike to skein yarn!).  I think he’s pretty happy to be here – what a nice change from his concrete and steel cage, right?

Do you have a dog/dogs?  What’s your best piece of training advice?

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  • Kylie July 17, 2014, 9:39 PM

    How wonderful!!! What a handsome chap Kody is 😀

    I always feel for older cats and dogs who are looking for new homes. It’s wonderful that you have opened your heart and your home to him.

    I have no dog training tips I’m afraid. I had a labrador many years ago, loved him to bits. Taught him to sit and shake paws, but not much else apart from that. Maybe Kody will be more settled once he has fully absorbed the thrill of being free and loved xox

  • brenda July 17, 2014, 10:04 PM

    Oh thank you Kylie. 🙂 Love your kitty photo!

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