Living with a wolfdog

I spend a lot of time rambling on here about Tuchena and our life with her. I thought it was about time to hear what others think about sharing their lives with a wolfdog, so have asked a few other owners if they would like to write their own stories. I am very interested to …

A Year in Pictures 5/52

On a 'Socialisation' walk There was a man in the bus shelter doing bird impressions. Tuchena ignored him the third time we walked past......progress!

A Year in Pictures 4/52

Snow Queen! Wolfdogs don't really seem to feel the cold, they are perfectly toasty with their thick winter coats. Tuchena will quite happily lie down outside in freezing conditions, when the Labradors are on their beds next to the wood burner.

Wolfdog Rescue

Due to the recent increase in popularity of wolf type dogs, the sad but inevitable has happened. They need rescuing. They are difficult dogs to own, not only do they require an enormous amount of time, energy and effort, but they also need a different level of understanding, commitment and socialisation to ensure you have …

Social Skills

For the last month, Leon has been taking Tuchena to a trainer in Bath to work on her socialisation skills. Following the incident earlier in the year with the mini dachshund she now has 'issues' with smaller dogs. There was definitely progress with the training last week. I am hoping Leon might write a blog post about …

Ready to run

Following our recent trip to the wolf dog event and discovering canicross, I have bought Tuchena a pulling harness and a long lead with a waist belt for me to use with it. We are a loooooong way off teaching her to pull yet, but I thought I would put the harness on her to …

Wolfdogs Unite!

On Sunday we travelled to Leicester for the annual 'Wolves of Willesley Woodside' event, organised by Racheal from Akna K9 Academy . This was our first time at one of these events and was a last-minute decision to make the 300 mile round trip with Tuchena. We decide to leave our Labradors at home, so we could concentrate on Tuchena …

Howl!

Tuchena howled for the first time on Saturday. Unfortunately we didn't capture the moment on camera, as we were taken by surprise. We did however manage to get her to howl again yesterday, with the help of friends at The Wolf Centre.....and this time we had camera phones at the ready! You would not believe …