Merlin has certainly brought out the emotions in me !
The early days of him trying to asserthisauthority are long gone, as are those moments when I would find he'd been copying the Andrex advert, with toilet roll everywhere and an innocent looking face staring at me !
The satisfaction I felt seeing his behaviour change for the better is just one of the reasons I love my work so much.
Do I get things right first time? No, of course not. Different dogs present different problems and because of that, my approach to training is anything but "one size fits all".
I hope you like the latest pics that Paul took - he seems to love getting images of Merlin wet and dirty! But believe me, he'll look a little different when he's lucky owners get to see him again on Saturday.