My dog “Gallifrey” (he is known as “Gally”) was born on the 23rd February 2010. He is a whippet. The point of this post is to tell you a little about him.
Like I said earlier, he is a whippet (a great breed of dog that is like the greyhound), and he can run very fast. Seriously. It is very hard to catch him if he runs away from you. When he isn’t running, he is usually asleep somewhere in the house. On a beanbag, in a bed, on the sofa… he sleeps when he likes and where he likes. He’s in charge of this house. On a serious note though, he isn’t. If a dog does take charge of your house and think of himself/herself as the alpha, it isn’t good. If you feed them when they like, you walk them when they like etc. they can put themselves in charge. And that isn’t a good thing. Let me explain why…
If a dog sees themselves as in charge, they won’t usually obey your commands. That means if they were chasing sheep, they wouldn’t come to you when you called and could get shot by the farmer (yes, that is legal). Not good, is it? And when they bark, they may not stop when you tell them to. Basically, get in charge of your dog. Make sure you are alpha, and they are at the bottom of the commandment list.
Anyway, back to Gally. So he is cute, can run fast, loves meeting people, and likes to sleep. You can see a picture of him below: