Emma Kesler, CDBC, CPDT-KA is an award-winning Certified Dog Behavior Consultant who has worked with clients around the world for over a decade. Emma dedicates her coaching roster to types of dogs that are underserved in the dog behavior and training world. Emma shares her life with her Welsh Terrier copilot Miles.
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I loved the moon “event”. Sally, Chester and I sat out for about 2 hours watching with binocs! It was pretty special, though Sally and Chester just seemed to enjoy being along for the lap. Funny… Sally has always looked “up”. She watches planes, helos, birds… Chester, on the other hand, I have a tough time getting him to look up, as in, something is up on a table, window sill, etc… He’s a nose to the ground kinda guy. Chester snoozed his way through the eclipse, and Sally watched! Great pic, Em! Love, D, S, and C
Ha! And who says Welshies aren’t lap dogs! Miles agrees!
I am interested by Chester’s disinterest in upward viewing. The Welsh Terrier face is designed so that looking up is so easy for them. Chester is a more refined kind of guy, intellect before instinct!
It took a very long time for Oliver to learn to look up too – and even now, when a squirrel goes up a tree, his last thought is to look up, after searching all around the base first.
Sally, on the other hand… Her gaze PRECEEDS the running squirrel… She will run to the tree the squirrel intends to go up, and almost beat it there… Then she right away circles to the far side, because she knows the squirrel will go that way, then she leaps half way up the tree trunk to nip the squirrel’s tail! Sally watches squirrels on phone lines or power lines, and she sees them way up in the tops of trees where I can’t even see them… But. When it comes to mice… Mice under snow, mice under rocks, mice under leaf piles.. Chester is TOPS… A true “dog of the ground”. XO, Darcy
This is a very interesting conversation guys! Something I’ve never thought much of before, but have always enjoyed in Miles. In fact the second post I ever made on M&E was about how I love watching Miles watch airplanes: https://milesandemma.com/spring-is-here/
It seems that they were built to look up easily, like alligators… Those beady eyes on the top of their faces!