Ignoring me: Vancouver, BC
This dog is ignoring me, just in case of… Her strategy is to ignore me. If she ignores me, I will have no reason to attack her. Her strategy worked, I didn’t attack her. What she didn’t realize is that I wasn’t going to attack her in anyway.
Grumpy Curmudgeon Dog: Vancouver, BC
This older dog (I forgot her name) was not friendly and she let it be know to everybody around, people and other dogs, that she didn’t wanted anybody around her. It was just the attitude and the menacing look. She never growled or barked.
My dog, the Dodoïte is not friendly either, and that’s because he lived in a cage and he wasn’t socialized, but he just ignores the people in the hope that they will leave him alone.
She wasn’t like that, there was what looked, to me, like rancour. I was going to talk to her owner but she was busy.
Jogging in Sync: West Vancouver, BC
I like how both the jogger and his dog are running exactly in sync. The dog was working very hard to exactly follow the speed of the owner. Not in front, not behind, exactly to his side. Both the jogger and his dog were relaxed.
It takes a lot of training and practice to get to that point.
Ogopogo: Vancouver, BC
The dog on the left is called Oggo and the dog on the right is called Poggo or they are called Occo Pocco. I’m not sure. Their owner was a small Chinese man with a very strong accent and a very, very soft voice. I asked a couple of times for the names because I couldn’t understand so he spelled them for me, but I still didn’t understand, but I’m sure that he repeated the middle consonant twice.
So I chose to understand Oggo and Poggo.
Dogs and Bicycles: Vancouver, BC
Here’s another good example of how to cycle with a running dog. You can find many other photographs of people cycling with their dogs by searching for ‘Dogs Bicycles’ in the search box.
The key to bicycle with a dog is:
- Know how to bicycle! Don’t laugh, I’ve seen many people who can barely bike by themselves and they try to cycle with a dog. Then they blame the dog for their own problem.
- Have a dog that understand that s/he is working. S/he’s not there to stop sniff, pee, look at other dogs… It’s work, it’s their work.
- The rider to be relaxed
- The dog to be relaxed
Just look at the leash and…
Lhasa Apso: West Vancouver, BC
The Lhasa Apsos are very popular in my neck of the woods. They are small dogs and they do quite well in apartment living.
I regularly have problems with Lhasa Apso. I must be doing something that they don’t like. I still haven’t figured it out why. Maybe, it’s because of often I wear black clothes, or it’s because I’m not low enough on the ground, or because they were originally bred as a sentinel in the Buddhist monasteries to alert the monks and I look like a would-be intruder…
Jogging, Winter 2014: Vancouver, BC
The 2014 winter has been an interesting winter. It’s been cold. January has been extremely dry, but in February, the snow has come back with a vengeance. Since the weather was so dry, many, many people have been jogging with their dogs.
Often the dog and the owner jog in sync, like in this photograph where both have the left legs in front.
Maybe I could create a group of photos of dogs jogging…
Italian Greyhound Jogging: Vancouver, BC
The Italian Greyhound is the small one of the Greyhound family. In decreasing size order, there’s the Greyhound, then the Whippet and finally the Italian Greyhound. The problem with these dogs is that ‘there’s no meat!’. They are so skinny that if there is the slightest cooler wind, they will get chilled and…
For me, to be a ‘real dog’, the dog must have a nose, ears and a tail. Italian Greyhounds fully qualify.
Isn’t she cute?