Shepherd On Duty -- Tales And Tails

Make It Stop

by Houndstooth on

If you live in the United States, my guess is that you have seen the Febreeze commercials that air most of the time, unless you don’t have a television.  The clever people at the ad agency for Febreze have decided that in order to get your attention, they must play an obnoxious noise at the […]

Sula Catches the Trail

Search And Rescue Saturday — Scent Discrimination

by Mr. Taleteller on

I received an email yesterday that asked about how a trailing dog follows the correct person.  Of course, this would be an interesting thing to write about.  We call this ability to detect one person from another scent discrimination.  This also starts getting into the scent theories and whether or not you believe dogs can […]

Morgan at the Wheel -- Tales and Tails

It’s Who You Know

by Houndstooth on

One of the things Mr. Taleteller does to help manage Morgan is that he takes her with him on short errands so she can get out and about in a little different way.  It also gives us a little peace at home.  She definitely has the German Shepherd barking gene.   While she likes going […]

Walking Gear -- Tales and Tails

High Technology

by Houndstooth on

For the past several years, I have had a Fitbit strapped to my wrist, only taking it off when I get in the shower or take a swim.  It’s become a part of me that I really depend on, not just to track how many steps I take every day, but to record my sleep […]

Spring Fling -- Tales and Tails

Unseasonable Weather

by Houndstooth on

I don’t know how things are in your corner of the world, but here where we live, it felt more like May than February.  All weekend, we had temperatures in the very pleasant range from the high 60’s to the low 70’s.  We also had sunshine to go along with it and further perpetuate the […]

Patriotic Pooch -- Tales and Tails

Celebrating Presidents And Greyhounds

by Houndstooth on

I am a happy hound today because my humans are home today thanks to a holiday called Presidents’ Day.  Two of our most famous presidents were born in February and today we celebrate them.  George Washington was the first president of our country and most people know his name.  Abraham Lincoln is also very famous […]

Search And Rescue Saturday — K9 Candidate Kona

by Mr. Taleteller on

Okay fine readers of the blog.   A few short weeks ago I wrote about one of our K-9 handlers going to New York to see a possible dog.  The team had been looking for a new K9 partner due to his current dog washing out of the program. Today for Search and Rescue Saturday […]