Tyrannosaurus Bess – Life can be messy with Bessie!

Bessie’s training progresses and this weekend, after some weeks of snout grabs followed by treats and play rewards, I fitted her with a basket muzzle. Wearing this muzzle, Bessie can work in socialisation exercises and group activities to improve her...

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Special Report – Sighting the Tyrannosaurus Bess!

The Wadi Wranglers team set to hunting the elusive experience, the moment of truth, the photo no-one else had managed to take to date. We crept through the wilds of Wadi Wranglers Wranch, belly-sliding between beasties. We camped out. We waited. Many...

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People are as people do….

Usually I try to make these posts a bit poetic, a little lyrical and, notwithstanding the underlying message, a fraction funny. Today, I think it’s time to be honest and upfront and say: I am AMAZED and FASCINATED! Of course, these are not necessarily the...

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An open letter

You might see us out and about of a morning, walking in the world with our beasties. Some of our beasties need more attention than others and so the numbers in our walking groups differ from time slot to time slot and from day to day. I see you looking at...

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Fights, bites and I still have 10 fingers

On my way home last night as I was planning yesterday’s Wadi-U-Know Wednesday post, Superhero Daddy told me our little Daisy appeared from the garden that afternoon with a rather large wound on her flank. It needed stitches and she was booked in for that...

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Vinnie – works hard – plays hard!

Hopefully you will remember a few months back when this little lad came into our lives. He was pretty young then and had already experienced some bad luck in life. Back then we called him Puppy Monster because he was such a cute little trouble maker. Since...

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Recall. Recall. RECALL!!!!!!!

Hey! We had some zingers sent to us this week! Here is a really good one all of us Wranglers face with our adorable and bonkers Wadi Dogs…… Wrangler Nicole said obedience training is going well for her and her Wadi Dog “BUT, his recall is absolutely...

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Love, Loss and Love.

It’s been a very quiet week down here at Wadi Wranglers’ Wranch after our loss last weekend of our beloved “Old Man”, mummy’s “Little Man”, our precious baby boy Louis. After a 17-year journey with mummy full of amazement, wonder, adventure, challenge,...

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Animal Rescue –Max’ story!

We want to give you a round up on Max’s progress especially since we have so many new Wranglers following us. Welcome All!!! Max is our Demodectic Mange patient. Everyone asks about him. He is always a model beastie when at the vet and an example of how...

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TRIBE-ulations! Love Canines for a Cause 2016

We were a team of 7 Wadi Wranglers at yesterday’s Canines for a Cause Charity Festival and we had an absolutely SUPER day! As always, working with Wadi Dogs is never easy and the 6 members of the Tribe who came with us surprised us at every...

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Matias – Auntie Julia’s Spanish Galgo

Auntie Julia of Balance Behaviour sent us this story. Simply remarkable...in every way..... “The hardest dogs teach us the most. So many clients come to me at breaking point with their dog’s issues and problems, about to give up. I always tell them they...

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Food Love – Raw Feeding Freedom!!

Giving our beasties love is easy; hugs, kisses, long walks, running or swimming. Those broad, open mouth grins say it all… and then they come home hungry. Food is yet another opportunity to express love and affection that says “I’m here for you, dude. You...

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Fear and Aggression, Tremendous Tryptophan!

All Wranglers know Wadi Dogs can be the sweetest cuddle monsters around but in an instant panic from some mystery fear. Fear of their own shadow...or yours....or the passing car...or the passing human...or the TV...or any unexpected movement or sound...or...

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Grief, Goofiness and Gratitude

We stumble through each day with our Tribe, wiping noses, kissing faces, cleaning up after fights or running off to see Uncle Dr. Petar for a stitch or two, bumbling from one 13+ serve meal to the next, managing barking, integrating training and engagement...

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Wadi-U-Know Wednesday! Slow Bowls and Ezy Dogs

When Gaius was a tiny puppy, before he came to live with us, he came down with parvovirus and was a very sick little beastie. Lucky for us, Auntie Nada whisked him off to the vet straight away and the loving team at Al Qurum Vet made him all better. On...

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Beastie’s Backsides – in 4 Parts

We see lots of embarrassed people when their and our dogs do what dogs do….. meet and greet with that familiar joining of noses to butts! BUTT(!), did you know that dogs use butt sniffing as more than just an easy “howdy-doo!”? Dogs sniff each...

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Vet Visit

Inevitably, there are times we must venture, en-mass, to visit Uncle Dr. Petar and Auntie Nurse Maria for the dreaded annual vaccinations. This time it was the little ones’ turn with all of Teddy Bear, Bessie, Bonnie, Sophia and Clinton the cat making the...

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Sweet Surrogates

Baby animals need to be cuddled, feel loved and kept safe but, as foster parents, we can’t carry them around all of the time (no matter how much we may want to – and I did try once!). We found a combination of responsible adult animals, usually Gaius for...

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