fenrisandrockythevallhunds:

vallhundru:

Xiu Xiu suddenly became afraid of our car and big plastic/paper bags. One time she was sleeping calmly on her couch until she noticed a paper bag behind her. I never saw my dog jump so high. Today she started to panic when we walked nearby our car. It’s especially strange since she was always ok with it before. Nothing bad happened with her in it. The same thing with plastic bags. We never tried to do something as dumb as putting a plastic bag on her or something like this.Any thoughts?

This happened to Fenris when he was younger, but I think he was several months younger than Xiu Xiu at the time. I know that puppies go through a couple fear stages, the last one being around maybe 6-12 months. Sounds like that’s what’s going on: http://www.houstonspca.org/site/DocServer/developmental_stages_of_puppy_behavior.pdf?docID=369 We used a lot of praise and treats to help him get through it.


 P.S. Fenris also suddenly became terrified of parked cars. It was kind of a pain on the ass… 

Thank you! This is really helpful! High-res

fenrisandrockythevallhunds:

vallhundru:

Xiu Xiu suddenly became afraid of our car and big plastic/paper bags. One time she was sleeping calmly on her couch until she noticed a paper bag behind her. I never saw my dog jump so high. Today she started to panic when we walked nearby our car. It’s especially strange since she was always ok with it before. Nothing bad happened with her in it. The same thing with plastic bags. We never tried to do something as dumb as putting a plastic bag on her or something like this.
Any thoughts?

This happened to Fenris when he was younger, but I think he was several months younger than Xiu Xiu at the time. I know that puppies go through a couple fear stages, the last one being around maybe 6-12 months. Sounds like that’s what’s going on: http://www.houstonspca.org/site/DocServer/developmental_stages_of_puppy_behavior.pdf?docID=369 We used a lot of praise and treats to help him get through it.

P.S. Fenris also suddenly became terrified of parked cars. It was kind of a pain on the ass…

Thank you! This is really helpful!
Xiu Xiu suddenly became afraid of our car and big plastic/paper bags. One time she was sleeping calmly on her couch until she noticed a paper bag behind her. I never saw my dog jump so high. Today she started to panic when we walked nearby our car. It’s especially strange since she was always ok with it before. Nothing bad happened with her in it. The same thing with plastic bags. We never tried to do something as dumb as putting a plastic bag on her or something like this.Any thoughts? High-res

Xiu Xiu suddenly became afraid of our car and big plastic/paper bags. One time she was sleeping calmly on her couch until she noticed a paper bag behind her. I never saw my dog jump so high. Today she started to panic when we walked nearby our car. It’s especially strange since she was always ok with it before. Nothing bad happened with her in it. The same thing with plastic bags. We never tried to do something as dumb as putting a plastic bag on her or something like this.
Any thoughts?

Went to Sokolniki park last Friday. Xiu Xiu suddenly got scared of Alex’s longboard, our car, a paper-macher real size cow and alive hens at the park. Have no idea why this happens. The first half of the trip was pretty nervous because of that. When Xiu Xiu camled down she started to sniff every flower on her way. She likes flowers a lot! Well, every girl like flowers (some of us just love them secretly).

fornsed:

[ ENESTÅENDE FUND ] Indtil for kort tid siden, var der aldrig fundet en torshammer med runer. Takket være en dygtig detektormand har vi én nu! Den er fundet ved Købelev på Lolland. Og hvad står der så på den? En ukendt viking har såmænd ristet ordene: ”Dette er en hammer.”
[UNIQUE FINDINGS] Until recently, there were never found a torshammer with runes. Thanks to a skillful detector man we have one now! It is found by Købelev on Lolland , Denmark. And what it say? An unknown viking cut the words: “this is a hammer.”


Best joke of this millennium! High-res

fornsed:

[ ENESTÅENDE FUND ] Indtil for kort tid siden, var der aldrig fundet en torshammer med runer. Takket være en dygtig detektormand har vi én nu! Den er fundet ved Købelev på Lolland. Og hvad står der så på den? En ukendt viking har såmænd ristet ordene: ”Dette er en hammer.”

[UNIQUE FINDINGS] Until recently, there were never found a torshammer with runes. Thanks to a skillful detector man we have one now! It is found by Købelev on Lolland , Denmark. And what it say? An unknown viking cut the words: “this is a hammer.”

Best joke of this millennium!

(via thevikingblacksmith)

nix-hound said: Whenever I think of him I think of the musical group Xiu Xiu!

Well, yes, you are correct. :)
Xiu Xiu is from X-litter. Her full name is X-taasiin Vaan. I’d like to continue to call her Ecstasy. But couldn’t find a good short form of it. And she is no Stacy or something. So i derided to call her Xiu Xiu. It is rhythmical and fast name to pronounce. And have and X from original name.
There is actually two music bands. One called Xiu Xiu, and one called Xiu. If you like Xiu Xiu band you might want to check Xiu out too :)

This is 11 month old vallhund pup Xiu Xiu. And this is a free space she needed for herself on our bed. My dear husband sleeps on the same amount of space as Xiu. Yeah, who said I need to sleep on the bed with them anyway. High-res

This is 11 month old vallhund pup Xiu Xiu. And this is a free space she needed for herself on our bed. My dear husband sleeps on the same amount of space as Xiu. Yeah, who said I need to sleep on the bed with them anyway.