I'm Janet Ardley, a professional dog trainer and behaviourist living in the beautiful Lake District here in Cumbria.
I offer residential home boarding, training and help for dogs with behavioural problems.
I also train dogs not to chase sheep and livestock.
This blog aims to give an insight into my working life and hopefully reflect the great fun and happiness I get from working with mans' best friend.
Winter sun cheers everyone up - including Mick, Ella and Sumo. This photograph is a great example of how these three happy dogs are.
Mick, Ella and Sumo
But with winter comes rain - and what Cocker Spaniel doesn't like water ??
Pixie absolutely loves it .... not that you could tell.
But while the youngsters play, 14 year old Border Collie Misty relaxes on the warm wooden floor of my office.
"Bear" the Leonberger stayed with me for two months of residential training.This big dog was a real handful to begin with and the thought of being off a lead was a distant dream. Nevertheless, persistent training paid off - although the sight of him "charging" kept me alert !
Peanut is a wonderful young dog. This year old Cocker is such a happy little character and is great company.