EEP! Still working towards out catch-up of all the summer loving! I’ll delve right in shall I?
To begin with a little sharing of what I have been up to these past few months (that don’t involve the wedding bonanza!) I attended two IMDT courses under the tutelage of Steve Mann, Perfect Puppy Foundations and a two day course on Career as a Dog Trainer. Now don’t worry folks! I’m not changing careers! I LOVE my work as a walker far too much ❤ However these courses were very applicable to my dog walking career as they covered a more in-depth look at how dogs learn, motivational training and how we as dog-handling professionals can better communicate with owners, our clients to help them better understand their dogs. I would recommend any IMDT courses to anyone, they were incredibly well structured and presented and refreshingly challenging. As dog handlers (in any profession regarding our 4-legged buddies) I believe we are always, and should always strive to learn as much as we can. It is a continuous learning process for us all, even the top dog trainers would say they are always learning! This is not the kind of work where you reach a point and ‘TA-DAH’ you are suddenly the perfect handler or trainer. We are constantly moving forward, honing our skills, learning new skills, learning more about our dogs world and how they perceive it. It is a life long journey, or a life long obsession…however you would prefer to view it 😉
Next year I’ll be following up with more in-depth courses on motivation, positive reinforcement and body language as well as nutrition.
Puppy dogs in the bath…you can see they are thrilled about it!
Bounce, bounce, bounce…
A new face in the crowd! Meet Solo, a fun loving chatty Vizsla lad who got on particularly well with…well everyone! hehe 😉
Fun loving lads together, a joy to watch them running around being their healthy athletic selves xxx
Miss Myla the Pug determined to keep up with the others, just cause she’s little does not mean she is not up for the rough and tumble!
Maud in the middle 🙂
That face ❤ I’m so so so so so happy to FINALLY have a little Pug on the team! WHOOP!
Never enough chocolate to go around xXXx
This photo just makes me so happy, what gorgeous dogs I get to spend my days with….
Miss Moomoo munching grass….mmmmm tasty grass….
Gus doing his model bit…
Raaaaaar!!! Run to Mummy!!!
All the beautiful babies…and Myla’s face just cracks me up in this photo 😀
SQUISHIES!! ❤ ❤ ❤ Sometimes I seriously contemplate stealing them all….;)
Yup, he is a pro at snoozing lol! This is the super grumpy face that I wake up too every morning…its kinda like looking in a mirror haha! Neither of us are morning people 😉