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Dippy's packing his bags.

The last 7 days have flown by. I've managed to get a handful of nice photographs sorted out which should show that nobody is too homesick ! (maybe Stella is, judging by her expression as she loses out to Molly!).
Dippy has enjoyed some very worthwhile residential training over for the past 2 weeks and is due to leave tomorrow. I have typed out full instructions for his owners on how to keep up with his training, and will be spending a couple of hours with them when they arrive. I will want them to see how I do "this and that" and to make sure they have the confidence to continue once I'm no longer around.
As with so many owners, I have every confidence with them.
I've had great progress with Stella and Molly. Both been walked off lead and to heel and the time spent with other dogs has really been of benefit to Stella who has become far more relaxed. She was quite nervous on arrival and was anxious when other dogs approached her or she felt corned. To see her behaviour lately has been very rewarding and a real joy.

Janet


Dippy and Molly

"You wait !! "

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