I'm lucky enough to live in one of the most beautiful rural areas of the UK. And if that wasn't enough, it's a quiet area too, free in the main from tourists and visitors. Why is this important ? Because it means there are lots of "secret" places that, despite their beauty, nobody knows about. This allows myself or Rachel to exercise the dogs in complete solitude ! One such place is a beck deep enough to swim in (I know), and a fantastic place to take the dogs on hot days. It's a strangely satisfying feeling seeing the dogs swimming around, cooling off and looking totally happy and content. And I guess no dogs exemplify this more than Bert and Charlie, Rachel's own two dogs The whirlwind is back AKA Peggy ! This photograph sums her up - she seems to fly around, not stopping for breath, just an absolute bundle of energy. But what a cracking little Cocker Spaniel she is. Bear chasing Bryher became a feature when these two recently stayed.
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.