My Dogs

Why I do NOT need to be a pack leader – do you?

It’s a wonderful part of my job to meet new people and dogs on a regular basis, and this week has been no exception. What I’m always interested to see is how quickly the words ‘dominance’ or ‘pack leader’ comes up in conversation. These labels came about after the research in 1947 of Rudolph Schenkel, an animal …

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5 Important Things Dogs Teach Our Children

Why do I know what my dogs have to teach my children? Because I learned the same lessons they’re learning now. Where their teachers are predominately collies, mine were two beautiful Golden Retrievers, a Springer Spaniel and a Yorkshire Terrier. 1. Family is Important I guess I didn’t appreciate it at the time, but when …

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Journey to the World Agility Open, Oviedo, Spain 2013

It’s been a busy few days. On Tuesday afternoon I set off with my Australian friends Tracey Wansbrough & Frank Fitzpatrick for the ferry at Portsmouth along with our two wonderful dogs, Ella & Spud. They are borrowing our two special dogs to compete with at the World Agility Open in Oviedo, Spain – an …

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