Some boarding dogs arrive with manners and others have to be taught them. However, despite Olive being in the first category, she certainly has a way of showing her displeasure at a photo shoot !! Manners please Olive ! Few things excite Bert more than chasing a fox tail. Thankfully this is the only thing he runs after, which is just as well, given the number of lambs currently around us ! Up up and away !! I've just found this pic that Paul took of Pixie and me when I first got her. In truth he's taken so many of "my !!" dog. She's now 16 wks old and only wants to know where Mum is, which is always a good sign for bonding ! Love is .... Meet Plum, a very young - and lovely - Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen who's staying with me for training. Plum has the soulful howl of the hound she is, a noise which can be heard over some distance. However, her warm and friendly personality has won us so we're able to ignore a little noise !
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.