Annie is now 5 months old and being a Clumber Spaniel, she's been blessed with a wonderful sense of smell. With the help of two members of the mountain rescue I've opted to put this to good use by training her to track, rather than the alternative gundog. These are still early days and as a young dog with alot of growing still to do, distance is limited but so far things look really promising. Paul lets Annie sit on the front seat while I've popped into a shop ! Seeing four dogs of the same colour and size looks contrived but trust me it's not. I caught these four sharing one bed in front of the Aga. Now if this is not cosy then what is ?? Paul tends to leave his camera in the kitchen which allowed me to use it without any disturbance, although on reflection I doubt anything or anyone could have made these four move ! l to r: Charlie Maddie,Nellie and Cash Meet Swift, a sevn month old Vizsla who decided to show me his serious and scary look ! But thes
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.