When we changed his food all those years ago

When we first got Ramsey, he had allergies (well he still has them) however, as we were tracking down the possible issues, food was one of them. So it was recommended that we switch to lamb and rice. I have learned that sometimes it is best to go with what you know....

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Allergic to …. fleas?

So, once again my puppy (who will be 5 this year) has surprised me. Ramsey had running nose and eyes and was scratching and biting, more so than the usual. At first I thought it might be a dog cold, so I took him to the vet and found out... Yes, my dog is allergic to...

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And they also love to bark in the car

I have been wondering if my NWFT was the only dog who constantly barks IN the car. He is quiet (for the most part) when we are out and about and in the house. However, the minute he jumps in the car, it seems that he just has to rejoice by barking it out. I still have...

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Beach Day

They are water dogs too! Ramsey enjoys jumping into the river and running into the surf on the beach, or at the very least getting dirty in the sand. He also enjoys attention and being in every photo op possible!

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He’s not the only one…

I had a customer come in the other day, who also owes a NWFT, she is 3-years old. I found out that his dog is also allergic to grass. That isn't the only thing they have in common, apparently, they also both came from the same breeder. I know not all of the NWFT from...

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Puppy Friends

  We often have people bring in their dogs, and so Ramsey gets a chance to 'play' while I am working.

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At 2 1/2

Well, Ramsey is actually getting closer to 3 now; and he is definitely becoming more mature, losing a bit of the puppiness. He has also entered the challenge stage again. Basically, when you tell him to "sit" or anything else, he will think about it and sometimes just...

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Its in the bark

Ramsey is quickly approaching the two year mark, and while part of me hopes that this will be a 'mature' point, I seriously doubt it. I have been told that they mature between 2 & 3 years. I will let you know. However, as we continue to train him he has learned a...

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Always Friendly

Ramsey has become a "shop dog". Well, as he comes with me practically every where I go, with very few exceptions. (Talk about a spoiled dog.) He has gathered a bit of a following at work, in other words, people come simply to see him. When UPS drives up, we know it by...

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Itching

I love my dog! The ironic thing is that he has allergies to "something" in the yard.. which looks a lot like grass. Of course, we took him to the vet and that is how we found out! We were given some power to help with the itching, but he still manages to chew, bit,...

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A Little yorkie

We had a customer bring in his rescue dog, a little Yorkie named Charlie. Ramsey wanted to play with him, and it was really cute to watch this small dog (Charlie is 2 years old) playing 'chase' with Ramsey (who is 14 months). Charlie would run at Ramsey, and then run...

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Just another dog day

Ramsey loves to greet customers at work, however, when he isn't doing that.. he is just laying around waiting.  

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Barking at…

Over the past few months, my wonderful puppy has decided that he enjoys barking just to bark. He is selective when he barks, which happens to be mostly in the car, out the window at people who are usually jogging, on bikes or motorcycles. However, do not let this fool...

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I love my dog…

I took this photo and then altered it in Photoshop just for the fun of it. He loves to come and put his head on the edge of the bed and beg to come up ...  

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Remember when…

I remember when my puppy was "this" big...     see that bed?   Now, he is... "this" big...     time flies!

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…into the car

Until my pup, I have never had a dog who wasn't absolutely "thrilled" to get into a vehicle and travel with me. However, his view of the world has changed my own dog perception a bit. I am sure it had something to do with the fact that he would get car sick every time...

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Chew-riffic!

Due to the amount of chewing, I just thought I would re-stress that these guys can be very heavy chewers. It might not seem that way when they are little, but they will chew wires, shoes, boxes, etc. If given the chance. They really need to be re-directed in their...

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After the “surgery”

So my boy came through his surgery with no problems. Although, I was a bit freaked out, he was SO calm the first day after I picked him up, and then the next day. The vet had told us that he needed to remain indoors and "calm" for ten days so that he would be able to...

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Chewing up a storm

So my puppy is 28 weeks old and his chewing has increased. That's right, increased. These guys are definite heavy chews. I make sure to  have some good rawhide around for gnawing on as well as a few other perfectly acceptable chews.  The blanket, is not for chewing...

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Sad to hear

While I was at the vet, someone asked me what kind of dog I had; so, of course I proudly told them that he is a Northwest Farm Terrier. That is when some one else in the vet's office said they knew someone who had one of those, and gave it to the pound. I can't...

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Neutering: sometimes its a tough decision

Well, we made the decision to neuter our pup; deciding that we didn't want to stud him out and we didn't want him roaming and producing litters with random females. The decision to neuter or spay an animal is always one that can cause controversy and questions. We...

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Energy and Attention

So our puppy is 15 weeks old; this week he has added a new attribute to his personality - that of attention seeker. The walks, toys, play time, training time are not enough for him this week and he is seeking attention on his terms. This usually turns out to be...

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Did I mention stubborn?

As we have been working on our "walks" suddenly, my puppy has taken to try to take me for walks. He grabs his end of the leash, puts his head up high, and walks me. Interestingly enough most of the time he is walking right next to me, which is where he is suppose to...

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Smart, Stubborn, Cute

As with all puppies, they require training. I have had my fair share of puppy training over the years; mostly as I have had a number of dogs over the years. What I have learned about the NWFT (Northwest Farm Terrier) is that they are absolutely adorably cute. They are...

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