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How to get a dog to like you

Emily and Fin Tropical Midi Dress – ASOS Boots – ASOS Cardigan – Tesco You all know I love a good Emily and Fin dress…

Emily and Fin Tropical Midi Dress – ASOS
Boots – ASOS
Cardigan – Tesco
You all know I love a good Emily and Fin dress – so when I saw this one ASOS, I was like, gurrrrl, get in my basket now! Now it is la mien. That’s a win.

Today is my last Corinne day, I guess. From tomorrow, I’m working every day up until Christmas. A lot of these shifts are 12 hour shifts, I have to drive down to my parents after work at 10pm on Christmas Eve, so my visits to your blogs and general activity may not be great. Doom.

Forgive me.

I don’t know if I already mentioned, but my housemates sister moved to Leeds from Crete a month or so ago. She had her dogs sent over from Greece. 

Meet the dogs.

Terry is the best dog in the world. According to me. He just does not give a fuck. I could put him on me and he just stands there. Eventually lay down and go to sleep. Hi dog you’re mine.

Penny is not the best dog in the world. According to me. Lilly loves Penny. Penny loves Lilly. Penny hates Corinne. She growls at me, tries to bite me and just dislikes my general personality.

When people don’t like me (are dogs people?), it doesn’t make me feel wonderful about myself. So I decided to do some research about how to get dogs to like you to help me on my next visit. Here are my findings.
  • The way to a dogs heart is through her stomach. Give her treats. Although this may make her a fickle friend at first, it has got to help, right? Penny took the treat and walked away. Player.
  • Never try to pet a new dog on the top of the head. Penny didn’t like this at all. She only really let me touch her when she couldn’t see me. :/ I should put a bag on my head.
  • Do not try to pick up a new dog. Let the dog come to you and put your hand out so the dog can smell and come to you. Hope it doesn’t bite your hand, like Penny did.
  • Don’t try to make the dog jealous. If the dog doesn’t care about you, there is no point trying to make the dog jealous by letting NiceDogTerry sleep on your lap and giving him ‘teh hugz’. Playing mind games is not cool.

Lilly knows how to get a dog to like you.
Do you?

Corinne x

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  1. Those pups are gorgeous! And yes I do seem to know how to make dogs like me – I think they just know that I love them all, so we become friends instantly. Well, and yes, I am a dog person, so sort of know how to behave around them. 🙂
    Hope you will get a chance to relax between your crazy long shifts.


    1. Jealous you know how to behave around them! I’m shit with general social situations, even when it comes to dogs!

  2. Wow! I love your blog, just amazing! :)) You are so beautiful! :))

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  3. I’ve grown up with dogs and now have 2 of my own, I hope I’m pretty likeable from a dog’s standpoint!

  4. ohh!! don´t worry Corinne! we wil be waiting you till you come again. I wish you a Merry Christmas with all your family and friends. Kisses:)

  5. Lovely dress. Can’t help you with the dog, as of now I haven’t come around a dog who did not like me, even if I’d rather not they all licking my hands and the big ones always get at me to lick my face yikes! not the nicest experience when the dog is as big as a house, lol. his tongue completely covers your face. Good luck with this special dog.

  6. I remember learning lessons about dogs from a young age! My mother always said to just let the dog come to you. Let them sniff you, let them get to know you, and then let them come back to you 🙂

  7. Lol you made me smile Corinne! Give Penny some time and for sure she also will love you!:) Both dogs are so sweet! And you look very lovely with that dress! Kisses dear! xo

  8. Your dress is gorgeous! Aww, at least one of the dogs loves you! Thanks for reading my blog and I hope you enjoy your Christmas.

    Louisa xx

  9. Your dress is adorable! And so are the two dogs. First off, I really enjoy reading your comments. I love hearing from my readers. Secondly, I made a dress like the one you posted about a while back. I will be posting about it on my blog very soon. I hope you have a great holiday week. Thanks for reading!

  10. Love dogs, never meet a dog that hates me true story. Love your outfit. Hope it works but treats actually do tried and tested.

  11. Hello from Spain: your dress in blue is beautiful. You have to spend time and gain the confidence of the dog. Luck. Keep in touch

  12. Hi Corinne! Thanks for stopping by my little blog! I’ve been snooping around your blog and noticed that you studied French at school and lived in France for a year teaching English. ME TOO! Where in France were you placed?

  13. I love your outfit, the dress is lovely! Oh, how I love Yorkies! I’ve always wanted one and they seem like the cutest things!

  14. Such cute dogs, I’m glad at least one of them likes you. I be Penny will change her tune soon 🙂

  15. They are adorable and oh yes treats always work. Oh boy you do sound busy! Have a happy holiday!

    Allie of ALLIE NYC

  16. Haha, loved this post its too cute and your dogs are adorable. The dress is so charming, all the best for work hun! It was great hearing your views on my last post. Happy Holidays!

  17. Ahahah this post is one of the most original ones I’ve seen on a fashion blog xD I wish I could comment something useful but all I can focus on is how cute penny and Terry are 🙂

    Happy holidays!


  18. You look adorable. Love the beautiful dresss. Lol both dogs are so cute. It’s not Penny’s fault. She just wants Lilly back. Give her some time and I bet she’ll like you too 😀

    xx Mira

  19. You look so sweet and elegant with that dress, really beautiful! And awww the dog is just too adorable! =D

    Take care always, love Christine ~ xo
    Chriissydollxo Blog | BlogLovin’

  20. That is hilarious! I recently agreed to feed my friend’s dogs…one of which is “just a really big puppy” and who “growls, but doesn’t mean it”…In reality the dog is about 100 pounds…I was terrified….I don’t know how we survived! 🙂 Cute outfit too! 🙂
    Merrie @

  21. I totally loving this outfit!
    nice post 🙂

    maybe we can follow each other on GFC if you want?
    Let me know and I fallow you back immediately 🙂

    Kisses ;*

  22. You’re on the right path with the treats, that’s for sure. Always let her smell your hand before you even try to pet her. And try showing her the treat with one hand and petting her on her back with the other before you finally let her take the treat. And this might seem weird, but don’t think about how she doesn’t like you when you’re around her, dogs pick up on that, they’re mind readers.:D But if she keeps on not liking you, forget the bitch, she’s crazy, everybody else in the world probably likes you, so she’s in the wrong!

  23. Your dress is very unusual, I love the pattern! Oh dear, aha, well I guess in time Penny may come around – I hope so 🙂 xxx

  24. Thanks so much for your comment, it means a lot!
    You look absolutely adorable today, I love your dress!

    Have a fantastic day,

  25. Awww- hopefully Penny comes around! Good tips, though! I would love to get inside a dog’s mind!
    Your outfit is great. I love how easy it is to winterize a dress with black tights!

  26. Aw sounds like you’ll have a hectic festive season, that dress is a lovely piece by the way! Hope you have a lovely Christmas 🙂

    // xx

  27. Loving your blog hun… just followed you 🙂 please have a look at my blog and follow back.. i would appreciate it 🙂 xxx

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