Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Single dog-owning men required!

They have plenty of women, but need some more men 35-45 or did they say 30-45? Come on, be brave!

Sunday, 26 September 2010

It's amazing...

What 20 minutes of clicker training followed by ten minutes of Ttouch can do!

Sorry for the photo, once again Blogger won't upload the changes I made to the pic!

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Introducing Charlie - Portuguese Water Dog

What a gorgeous baby boy! The photo looks as if I've done something whizzy to the photo, but it's not black and white with just colour in the lead, just my rubbish photography! Will upload some more pics later, but have to dash back to do his second visit now.

Before I go...

Separated at birth?

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Current Vacancies

Dog Walking

All our dog walking spaces are now full, we have no vacancies at all for the immediate future.

One off ad hoc walks may be available, off peak hours, or weekends.

Cat sitting

Spaces are available, including Christmas bookings.

Home Boarding

October half term is still available, however Christmas period is fully booked. New Years's eve available,  dogs must leave by 10am on 3rd January.

Puppy Sitting

No permanent spaces left as there are no spaces for puppies to graduate to adult walks. Short term bookings are available.

Dog & Puppy Training

Afternoons, early evenings and weekends only. Puppy socialising and residential training, available.

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Old English Sheepdog 12 week old puppy retrieving

This is Mr Bridger and his mum. I was invited to meet Mr Bridger as I had walked the family's previous dog. I left some advice, did some training and advised they teach a retrieve to encourage a reliable recall - going back to Mum is A Good Thing.

Less than a week later, here are the results! Hard work from everyone involved, and a great game to play with puppy.

Friday, 10 September 2010

Summer of Cats

We seemed to explode with cats this summer - I didn't have time to blog each sit, so here we are, Cat Heaven.






Fliss (Felicity)






These were my summer cats - September we're still busy with a lot of cat care (11 cats to look after this month so far), but enjoy these cuties for now!

Dog of the Month - August

Slightly delayed as usual, here's Barney, August's Dog of the Month!

Barney stayed with me a few times over the summer, and really mucked in well with all the dogs. There was some competition over tennis balls and toys so we stopped taking them with us after a few days. In their absence, Barney sat in the dog pond waiting for me to throw something, and when I didn't, he dived to the bottom and rescued a few sunken toys!

The main reason he won the award is his quick learning! One of my own dogs is a bit of a bicycle chaser, so when on a long weekend walk at first sight of a bike we all gather round for a small treat so Scamp doesn't chase. After an hour of this, Barney was running straight to me without me saying anything at all as soon as he spotted a bike. I was very impressed - I've been doing this since June and Scamp still hasn't quite got it...

Here's some of my fav pics of Barney. He's also been walking with me a year, so got his Walkies award at the same time.

Friday, 3 September 2010

India, January 2011

For those of you who may not know, I am taking the month of January off work to travel to India to work with John Rogerson (author of The Dog Vinci Code) training dogs.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for me, I'm not a great traveller outside the UK so it's been nerve-wracking organising the trip but I'm looking forward to it very much. I haven't had a holiday since I started the business in 2008 - any leave I've taken has been to allow me to get things done to the work van or more training in the UK. I've had training courses snowed out, rained off and blown away in the wind, so India seems the ideal solution.

So I will be out of the office, and worse, very probably out of internet and phone communication from 3rd January to 27th January 2010. I can't take on any new clients between now and then. So hold on until February, I'll be back!

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Current Vacancies

Dog Walking

We have no fulltime lunchtime dog walks available. Next space expected to be February 2010.
Temporary walks to cover holidays, sickness etc spaces until January 2010.

ONE breakfast space available for a small dog, Shenfield only, pick up between 8.15 and 8.45. Next space expected to be February 2010.

Cat Sitting

Space available after 15th September 2010.