Meet two dogs who were happy over very different aspects of the weather today. Honey is a sun worshipper while Chester adores water. He is therefore in his element at the moment with so many puddles about. In a momentary break in the clouds, I snapped this pic of the little dog as she charged towards me, her face beaming ............ if ever a dog smiled ! Meanwhile, Chester's enjoyment in all things wet and muddy is evident as he plays. But this surface mud was soon washed off with the hose before he was allowed back in the house ! My final pic is again of Chester, who decided to have a mad dash in a field! He returned as soon as he heard my whistle, and I couldn't help but think he looks a little lost in the waves of barley being blown about.
I'm Janet Ardley, a professional dog trainer and behaviourist living in the beautiful Lake District National Park here in Cumbria.
I offer residential home boarding, training and help for dogs with behavioural problems.
I'm also very busy training dogs not to chase sheep and livestock.
The purpose of my blog is to give an insight into my working life and hopefully reflect the great fun and happiness I get from working with mans' best friend.