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BIG DOGS .... and little ones

Rottweilers are a majestic breed though bad press over the years has tarred them as a dog to be wary of. But as the past owner of a beautiful – and soft – Rottie, I believe that a lot of it has been unjustified. 
Recently I worked with 10 month Anna. This beautiful rescue dog had travelled with her owners from Cheshire for one of my day courses and was a joy to work with.

A proud looking Anna

Last week I had clients who'd travelled all the way from the Isle of Bute for one of my day courses. Lara, a Mastiff, and her owner stayed locally, allowing them to be wide awake for the day ! It was wonderful to work with a very dedicated owner and his young dog who'd been collected from a rescue centre just two months ago.
Lara .........
........ paying attention at the right time.

Meanwhile Bonnie has gone home. She arrived in September for residential training and stayed much longer than usual due to her owners commitments. She was somewhat lost when she arrived though slowly Bonnie became an obedient and confident little dog. I'd really become attached to her and saying goodbye was a tearful affair ! But that's what dogs can do.
A last hug with Bonnie before she went home for good

Working down the size order of dogs, my next guest is Lulu, the Yorkshire Terrier. Yes she is cute, to use an Americanism. Trotting around the kitchen with her jumper on, I call her name and she comes to me with a smile on her face. Sadly she is not a fan of other dogs so shies away from playing with them ...... in favour of a nice warm lap !!

Lulu

Another recent guest was Cedar, the Brittany Spaniel. Give her an inch and she'll take a mile but she is a very loving dog. She always wants to please which makes her a real pleasure to have.

Cedar

And finally meet Nellie, the car surfing dog. She is one of Fran's Working Cocker Spaniels. Fran's three dogs would accompany her on her gamekeeping duties with the older two in the back and the youngster in the front. Trouble is daredevil Nellie sometimes looked for an adrenalin rush. A closer look at the photograph will show it doesn't get much better than having an 8 month old brother at the wheel !!

Nellie on top, Cash at the wheel and Maddie playing it safe at the back




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