Having a litter of puppies to keep an eye on is a lovely experience though it's not all plain sailing. While some prefer to feed from their mother, others are opting for solid foods, though for one little character it's all too much - cue Janet ! I lifted his head, washed his face then laid him down on something far more comfortable ..... and all without waking him ! "My favourite pillow" Not so many weeks ago two brothers were doing much the same thing as above - but now look at them ! Cash (l) and Sumo (r) are almost 4mths old and playtime is very rough and tumble. In truth they're being raised completely seperately so this type of behaviour doesn't happen very often. A wet field and an opponent - perfect ! Meanwhile a very different dog has come to stay with me for a few weeks training - a West Siberian Laika named Zorro . He has been brought into the UK by his owner who helped raise him as a pup while in Russia. This 8mth old lad is a very imp
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.