Josie The Wanderer

I thought today I’d finally share a little update on Josie now she’s 18 months old. We got Josie at 9 weeks old and boy did she arrive with a bang, she’s the first dog that I’ve owned as an adult and in just 14 months she’s taught me an incredible amount. As well as sharing a little update on her I also thought I’d finally give an insight into how we deal with Josie and her wanderings. The idea for this post came about after I mentioned that my beloved little hound tends to roam and my inbox instantly filled with questions about how we deal with it. We’ve come along way lately, I've not cried in the woods at all and here is everything we have learned.

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Why Sighthounds?

Considering I've created an Instagram and a blog for the dogs you might already know, I've got a soft spot for long snoots. But I realised, I've never shared some of the reasons why we chose to have sighthounds as pets and why we believe they're such a brilliant breed. Sadly, I think a lot of people get hounds all wrong and presume their vicious because of their speed but I've yet to meet an unfriendly sighthound who didn't want to lean against your legs whilst enjoying a fuss. 

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Rebecca WarrinerJosie & Edie
Whippet Approved Sleeping Quarters

If you're not familiar with the world of whippets or sighthounds in general. Then you might not know just how lazy they are and how much time they spend in their bed of choice. I often get asked what beds (yes, they have more than one) the girls have so I thought I'd share the best that we've ever found and which ones have the whippet snoot of approval.

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The Whippet Puppy Survival Guide

Puppies in general, are one of the best things in the world. And of course, I'm very biased but sighthound puppies, in particular, are so special and having raised one little hound and being in the process of raising another we've developed our own little survival guide. Because as adorable as those tiny snoots are, they can be quite the handful and you go from cooing over your sweet little pup to staring into space whilst they zoom around the house destroying everything in their way wondering how you're going to get through the next few months.

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A Few Recent Whippet Favourites

Considering how much I buy for the dogs, seriously I think I spend more on them than I do myself it never occurred to me to share the items that I really love and think are worth the money in the hound world. Of course, I do this over on From Roses all the time but a post like this is yet to appear on The Adventures Of Josie & Edie, so enjoy our first instalment.

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Teaching A Sighthound Recall; Everything We've Learned

If there is one thing that sighthound owners can all generally relate on, it's the struggle of recall. It's something that we knew would be a challenge before we got Josie but we never anticipated how hard we would find it and today I thought I'd share everything that we've learned in the past year. And just to add a small disclaimer, my dogs certainly aren't perfect so this isn't a post about how to get your sighthound to have impeccable recall and it's more about what we've learned and things we've found to be very effective.

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Our Favourite Dogs To Follow On Instagram

The reason why this little online world was created is that we loved the dog Instagram community so much. I have to admit, I kind of laughed that people made their pets accounts until I did it myself and realised just how much fun it is. So here are some of our favourite dogs to follow online and don't worry it's not just hounds, although obviously, we are partial to a long dog or five...

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Common Misconceptions About Owning A Sighthound + A Q&A

Whilst I believe sighthounds are absolutely wonderful, some don't share those thoughts and I've come to understand just how misunderstood they are as a breed. And ever since we got Josie I've been asked some incredibly strange questions, some offensive and some a little bizarre. So I thought today I'd try and debunk some of the biggest misconceptions about the breed and shed some light on just how wonderful they can be.

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Our Favourites in Hound Fashion

Probably one of my favourite things about owning a hound is that you have to put them in coats in the colder months. Due to the fact that they such little body fat and a high percentage of muscle it means that they get cold very easily. My girls live in their jumpers and coats all year round as we live in the UK and the weather is so unpredictable. When we first got Josie we had no idea where to start with coats and jumpers and what was good and what wasn't so I thought I'd share some of our favourites in hound fashion with you today.

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The Food Diaries

The topic of food is an interesting one when it comes to dogs. I guess much like humans really, there are so many ways and so many things that you can feed your beloved pups and we've been on quite the journey over the past year or so. Now I must warn you there will be talk about sick and poop in this post so if those aren't things that you appreciate then I wouldn't continue reading.

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Our Favourite Walks In Nottinghamshire

First of all, please accept our apologies. We didn't mean to disappear from the blogging world when we've only just made our entrance but we're back now. To come back we thought that we would share our favourite walks in our local area. We're fortunate enough to reside in a small village in the countryside but only a short drive from more populated areas and we're always exploring new places to go. We've got a lot of favourite walk spots but here are our most loved off lead and on lead walks in Nottinghamshire.

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Our Daily Essentials; From Treats To Toys

To properly kick off The Adventures of Josie & Edie I thought I'd go old school blogger on you and share what is in the dog's bag and their day to day essentials. Before having a dog who is solely my responsibility I never quite realised just how many things there were to buy for them or just how much joy I would get from buying them new things either So here is everything we love from leads to treats to toys.

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