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Ettie looking out of flat window

Stressed in Scotland?

Had I had time to think, relocating Ettie from a house to a flat might have caused me some anxiety. To have people moving around above, below and across from her might trigger alarm barking. Not having her own garden to toilet in could prove very distracting. And being in a whole new environment, not …

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terrier looking through boundary gate

Boundaries

What do you think of when you see the word boundaries? Do you see fences? Do you see yourself safe inside them, or trapped? Are you keen to see what’s on the other side? Or are you happy to stay in a very defined world? Maybe boundaries makes you think of ‘knowing your place’. Or …

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dog waiting for routine hometime

Routine v reliability

People often say that dogs love routine. But I disagree. Routine is boring. Humdrum. The same walks at the same time every day can be tedious for all concerned. I see folks walking their dogs past my window at the same times every day. (I also see horses being ridden past the window at the …

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