Tuesday 25 June 2013

Dog training in South Westminster UK

Sunday 23rd June,

Great day for dogs - big and small - from Bertie the french bulldog to Tyson the Staffordshire Bull Terrier - the rain stayed off for an afternoon of walking to heal - introducition of Tyson to small dogs and other staffies - and teaching Betty the pug (or her owner Heidi) that learning 'recall' and being of lead was 'fun'!!

Then darling Rocco the lurcher came in with his new dog collar and much more calmer than he was in the last session!! Good boy Rocco you obviously 'did your homework'!! Romeo the little jack russell was tearing up and down with his new pals until he got a bit hyperactive - so back on the lead for him!! Jasper was trying to find where my 'training dog treats' were hidden - found the 'water bowl' instead.
No matter what the weather always make sure you have water for the dogs during exercise and while walking - More so in hot weather.

We talked about the Dog Control Act , Diet and also toilet training - not that four month old Bertie was listening - until I mentioned ' he was banned from the bedroom' until he was 100% house trained -
Sorry Bertie but your owners are changing the 'house rules'!!

 Bailey, Casper and Tuppence's owners texted me their apologies.

Another great day of training. socialising and fun with dogs in St Georges Square, Pimlico SW1

Tuesday 18 June 2013

Dog classes in South Westminster UK

Saturday 15th June, 2013

Friday was such a beautiful day when out walking the dogs SO why when it is time for my Dog Training Class on Saturday at precisely 2pm the rain comes tumbling down!!! But then dogs have to go out and enjoy the experience of walking in all weathers!!  Just not the perfect time for dog training!!

First comes Jimmy and Jasper dragging their owner with her umbrella towards me - then Poppy the little westie who is a bit nervous of human contact - with her bright raincoat on.  Then Samuel the Beagle who has incurred two 'nasty dog attacks within a few days of each other but thankfully with the help of his vet is recovering nicely - well physically anyway!!

As the sun comes out between the clouds - Bailey the now very grown up labrador comes bounding up to me and then skids into a 'sit' position - like he just remembered 'something' from puppy classes. Followed by a quick appearance by Tuppence a terrier cross accompanied by his apologetic owner who unfortunately can not stay but will be back next week.  A Beautiful ridgeback comes gracefully to my side - what a socialised treasure - one of my previous 'clients' - his owner asks if he can observe the lesson - of course - welcome all breeds - shapes and sizes and thats NOT just the dogs!

Sadly Dusty the whippet has passed away since the last dog training class and his owners have got a new pure white whippet x from Battersea Dogs Home who needs help with nipping the little terrier who has just come in to play.

Dog Owners get ready to sign up - disaster the registration forms are soaked from the earlier downpour - so will have to register next session - Sunday 23rd June.

It turned out to be a great afternoon but also it was a very special day for Emma (Bailey's family) a young girl who is the bravest girl I know - for on Monday Emma will have a big heart operation and she talks about it with full insight yet so matter of fact and so brave - that as an adult I have to make sure I am half as brave and not cry.  All of the dog owners in the area had made a special photo album of all the dogs and given Emma cards and teddies.

I know that not only myself but all who know Emma will be praying for the success and as I said to Emma - Get Well soon I need you as my 'special assistant' for my next dog classes

Friday 14 June 2013

Your Dog - Your Reponsibility- Get Microchipped

Wednesday 5th June 2013

We held a 'FREE Microchipping Event' at St Judes Hall Ilbert Street, Queens Park W10 - with myself and a dog warden from Westminster to give advice and general health check to all dogs in the area.

Microchipping of all dogs will be a legal requirement in 2016 But why wait when so many of our dogs go missing, get lost or stolen and if they are microchipped the owners stand a much better chance of getting their dogs returned to them.

Information on low cost neutering and spaying at local rescue shelters was given out to the dog owners and also advice on the positives of neutering were explained. Also free neutering vouchers were available to 'bull breeds' - www.mayhewanimalhome.org.uk

Thanks to City West Homes for their help with this event and for the free hire of the Hall and Tony Crisp and the dog warden of westminister