Tag: Spinone Italiano

You Can’t Always Get…

what you want, but if you try real hard, you get what you need.  Ever have a picture in your head of how it’s gonna be?  Yeah.  This was my picture:  happy, confident Bull Terrier next to me as we drove to class.  This was my reality:  anxious, miserable Spinone moaning in the back as I desperately looked for a place to pull over before he threw up.  Again.   Continue reading “You Can’t Always Get…”

Hunting with Enzo

Enzo was having a ball in Puppy Kindergarten and doing a fine job with basic obedience.  My next step had originally been to start tracking with him; however, February in New Hampshire doesn’t provide the optimal conditions in which to introduce a puppy to the sport.  Was there something else?  I went online to Fenzi Dog Sport Academy to peruse their courses…. Gun Dog Foundations?!  The Spinone Italiano just happens to be classified as a versatile hunting dog!  Do I hunt?  No, why do you ask?

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Blame it on Finn

I get a lot of questions regarding why I have a Spinone Italiano.  A lot.  Because anyone who’s known me for any length of time knows I yearn for an English Bull Terrier.  I love these unusual looking, egg-headed dogs with their beautiful triangular-shaped eyes, short stocky bodies, and comical nature.  I fell head-over-heels with the Madcap Gang when I had the pleasure of meeting several of them while attending a When Pigs Fly dog training seminar.  Then, after several years of researching, planning, and waiting, I was on the list for a Madcap puppy. * insert happy dance here*  According to the plan, ‘my’ Madcap Bull Terrier puppy would arrive in the spring of 2017.  So, how… exactly, did I wind up with a Spinone Italiano in the fall of 2017?  I blame it on Finn… Continue reading “Blame it on Finn”