Skip to main content

Time for a rest...

The last 24 hours have been hectic.

Yesterday I had a telephone interview with the Cumberland & Westmorland Herald about the business, then this afternoon I had the photographer come to take some pics. We walked down the road and I think that he took some good ones of me, Maddy, Tilly .......and Tilly ! (more later). Anyway, I'll have to see either this weekend or next.
Yesterday evening I was on BBC Radio Cumbria's Dan Chisolm show. They wanted me to discuss aggressive dogs, which in the end, was fine. I was very nervous beforehand, but once in, the 10 minute slot went quickly and my nerves disappeared.

Dexter's owner came to collect him today. The place seems a little bit bigger in his abscence. I'm pleased to have had the experiance of training him. He is such a different dog to that which arrived a month ago. His lovely owner was delighted with the way he now is. The hard work is now down to her to ensure that she sticks to the commands and routines I set in place. She is a very loving owner and a person that I strongly believe will continue where I left off, as she understands it's for Dexter's benefit as well as her's.

The first warmth of winter allowed me a brief sit down outside this afternoon - in the company of another Tilly !! I have a lovely black Cocker staying with me for a fortnight. And yet again, the dog has taken after the owner - another lovely person. I'm sure there will be more pics to come, but for now....

Jaffa could sleep on a pin - though prefers guest dogs' beds!



Popular posts from this blog

Meet a Serra da Estrela Mountain dog

This morning I met Bluto, a 7mth old Serra da Estrela mountain dog. Seven months and still growing ! He came for my sheep chasing course, but ended up leaving without every seeing a fluffy white creature. Instead, he left with more respect for his owner than when he first arrived. Seeing this young but powerful dog climb out of the car, oblivious to his owner, showed me he had no regard for him whatsoever. On the basis that no successful training will happen unless there is respect, I went about showing the owner how to achieve this. Once he'd mastered it, he left to practice the lesson in his home environment. But this won't be the last I see of Bluto - don't forget, I still have to make him know what he can and can't do when confronted by sheep. Janet

The Italian Connection - Harry the Spinone

Let me introduce you to Harry, an Italian Spinone. Harry arrived yesterday for a day's "try out", prior to any long term boarding. He's as gentle as he looks and those eyes .... ! Janet

Fran Ardley the Gun Dog Trainer

While Rachel is a trainer and partner in Cumbria Dog Training, my other daughter is a professional in gun dog trainer. Fran has been training dogs for owners from all over  the UK, as well as being asked to judge dogs in in the very male world of trialling. Not bad for a young lady still in her 20's ! Paul's six month old Working Cocker Spaniel Ella loves riding in the cars. She has tremendous spring in her skinny legs and gets into the back of the Hilux with little effort. It's a different story when it's time to leave. She's been trained never to jump out but to be patient and wait for her owner to pick her up, thereby preventing injuries ..... and vets bills !! When are we going to be there Dad ? Boarding dogs Charlie and his brother Alfie are staying with me for a few days, and as can be seen, a ball is something that creates a real bond. These two young dogs are lovely characters. Is this the cool way to carry a ball ? Scarlett, a yo