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"Come on Chief, smile !!"

"Come on Chief, smile !!" That look from 9 mth old Chief tells me I'm lucky to take even one photograph of him ! Chief is just one dog who has stayed with me since the New Year, either for boarding or residential training. Nearly all can be seen on my Cumbria Dog Training Facebook page, and with a husband who is more than cabaple Peanut enjoys the fells. Meet Nala, a beautiful Portuguese Water Dog, who, at 7 mths old is still displaying alot of puppy traits. She's staying for a 24 hr try out and has fitted in really well. I'm pleased to be able to say that Peanut is staying with me again. This young Cocker is such a lovely girl who makes herself right at home and gets on so well with everyone, both people and dogs. And finally, time for my own girls !

What is it about Cockers ?

A portrait shot of Paul's lovely little Working Cocker Spaniel Ella, who adores him ! Ella This is one for the scrap book - Elvis in quiet contemplation ! Paul has been training this 9 month old live wire Working Cocker Spaniel for the past 3 months and is enjoying every minute of it. And it's easy to see why ! Elvis 8 year old Millie came to stay with me for a 24 hour "try out" prior to a longer board. Judging from her expression, this lovely Westie has made herself right at home - which is exactly what I want ! Millie Kes, a beautiful dog who's darkly photogenic. Kes A simple photograph Paul captured a few evenings ago, very close to home. He'd been out with his own dogs who were back in the truck - as seen on the left of the photo. Sunset Another day of walking the dogs in the Park....oh well, someone has to do it Martindale

Elvis lives !!

Elvis For the past two months, Paul has been working with Elvis, a really wonderful 8 month old Working Cocker Spaniel. He's mentioned how much he's enjoying training this youngster and that Elvis is picking things up quickly, though having seen this photograph, I'm not exactly sure what he means ! Ralph and Inka "I hope you're not intimidated by me looking up your nose", says Ralph to Inka. Boom !! Not many dogs about here and for good reason.  Even seasoned gundogs would have shuddered at the boom of some of the explosions - though for us humans they were spectacular ! Finn A bad hair day is a bad hair day - even for Finn, a Bedlington x Whippet. Peanut  Peanut is a beautiful looking Cocker with the softest eyes and eyebrows to match. Jura  Ju ra has a great expression. She stayed with me on a 24 hour "try out", which I ask all potential dogs to have before boarding.This allows me to see how well they settle

Summer 2019 - sunshine and showers

How wonderful to see a dog express his enjoyment at being in water as much as Bear does. This youngster loved our muddy ditch and ran up and down constantly. But then came the washing and drying of Bear and the question "why did I allow him to do that ?!" Bear .............and then there was Murray ! Murray Heidi, a recent residential training youngster, loved to let off steam by jumping through the air for a tuft of grass. This Munsterlander was quite a sight, as her long legs allowed her to get quite a leap. Heidi Mick, enjoying some playtime in the heather ! Mick Bert is famous ..... well, in a way he is. Rachel's lad is on the front cover of a certain 2020 calendar. Photograph by Paul.

Keep Cool Sumo !

Few things are nicer than a beautiful summer's walk being finished off by a cooling swim in a beck, hidden from all and known by only a few. Paul's dog Sumo is in his element here, with the joy of jumping in, then swimming to retrieve a tennis ball. Sumo leaps for he's worth. Bert has figured out how to leave the far bank to cross the beck but unfortunately for him, he's sitting on the last rock. Next step will be into the water.....not a thing he particularly enjoys. Bert  A beautiful image captures a beautiful dog - Lewis, a Black Labrador. Lewis  Chester is a regular boarding dog and his owners asked Paul to take a series of photographs of him while he stayed with us. Here is just one of them. Chester What can I say ? This is me having alot of fun - especially with Milo, a Pug X Shih Tzu.

Cool Dogs

I'm lucky enough to live in one of the most beautiful rural areas of the UK. And if that wasn't enough, it's a quiet area too, free in the main from tourists and visitors. Why is this important ? Because it means there are lots of "secret" places that, despite their beauty, nobody knows about. This allows myself or Rachel to exercise the dogs in complete solitude ! One such place is a beck deep enough to swim in (I know), and a fantastic place to take the dogs on hot days. It's a strangely satisfying feeling seeing the dogs swimming around, cooling off and looking totally happy and content. And I guess no dogs exemplify this more than Bert and Charlie, Rachel's own two dogs The whirlwind is back AKA Peggy ! This photograph sums her up - she seems to fly around, not stopping for breath, just an absolute bundle of energy. But what a cracking little Cocker Spaniel she is. Bear chasing Bryher became a feature when these two recently stayed.