Well another week of February bites the dust, and it’s has been a really busy one here at Paws-itivity. I’ve been all over the place helping you and your wonderful dogs continue their routines and enjoying being out and about. I’ve met some new friends along the way who I’m looking forward to working with over the coming weeks and months.
Not only was I busy with all of your pups but I got the opportunity to take my two to hydrotherapy this week. The session was to start getting them used to the pool so that eventually they can go to keep up their general fitness to keep them happy and healthy through their agility careers.
I visited Sue at Summerhill Canine Hydrotherapy in High Salvington. My dogs had a wonderful time, they made so much noise it was unbelievable. By the end of the session each of them (previously terrified of water) had launched themselves into the pool to get a tennis ball so I’m really pleased because I never want them to panic should they fall into any w...
Well my first full week back at work and I loved every second of it, not only was I up to my normal daytime activities of walking/pet sitting and 1-2-1 training but classes started up again this week. After a month away from classes all those returning dogs did amazingly well. I then had two brand new classes start up with lots of new dogs and owners to meet.
I got to meet some new dogs and owners who are in need of daytime services like walking. I am happy arrange a meet and greet with you and your dog at a time to suit where we can both meet and discuss your needs, which of course is free of charge.
I have also arranged a date for the first workshop of the year. So if anyone is interested in attending the clicker workshop it will be held on Wednesday 27th January in Rusper. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for full details.
I have also found a suitable first aid course which I will be attending in February. This is a one day course to learn all of the below so t...
This week has been a nice gentle start into the New Year as training classes do not start again until next week. With all the rain we have had recently there is a lot of water about. It’s so wet that thankfully the mud is washing right off the pups at the moment, as soon as it starts to dry out a little bit it will become all sticky so that will be extra fun.
This week I have been enjoying a number of walks around Horsham, my favourite one has been around Chesworth Farm. Although it is pretty boggy in some areas once you get up on the hill, I just love the view.
I’ve looked after some wonderful dogs for walks, home visits, pet taxi and 1-2-1 training.
However, the biggest break through this week is to do with my little rescue girl. For the first time since I’ve had her (nearly two years) she went to the vet and was able to be touched by the vet without a muzzle on. For those that have dogs that have a similar struggle with the vet you may be able to appreciate the sheer landma...
What a year 2015 has been. Usually I get to the end of a year and think….”well not much has happened, everything is the same”. Not this year! At the beginning of the year my dogs started in Grade 2 at agility and one is now Grade 4! He has even placed second in a national league and will get a lovely bit of crystal in a few weeks to really round off his collection for 2015. I am so proud of him.
I completed my Diploma in Dog Behaviour, it’s been a bit of a labour of love trying to fit it in around all my training commitments but that is what distance learning is all about, so I’m now choosing my next course. I’ve also joined the Kennel Club Accredited Instructors scheme. Although it will take a while to build my portfolio and become a fully fledged accredited instructor it is a goal out there that I can reach and be proud of, so watch this space.
I also qualified as an Agility Club Approved Instructor First class, which was something I never ever dream...