So its been amazing year as we took on slightly older puppies, Coal Ozzie and Pippa, so they were ready to go on group walks. With Coal and Pippa I had the added advantage of meeting them last year when they were tiny and creating that bond, especially Pippa, I only saw Coal twice last year and have so far walked him twice.
Pippa is the sister of 2017s new puppy Arthur a schnauzer, so threw out December and January every time I picked Arthur up for his walks Monday to Friday Pippa was home, so I toiletted her in the garden hugged her played with her and we built up a fabulous bond as her future dog walker, when she was vaccinated after the Christmas break, I introduced to my dog in her garden I even socialised her with my car long before she was due to go on walks, I was aiming for the end of February to start taking her on walks, but I felt bad her sitting out of Arthurs walk, so with her owner agreeing she came out with me on walks end of January first few weeks, I was careful not to over walk her carried her, instead walking distance we stopped and played in the grass, on one of my usual walks, she’s been a brilliant dog she has fitted into my morning group with no problems, everyone loves her.
So beginning of February I met four month old puppy Ozzie, a Norfolk terrier, and I was smitten, his owners were happy for him to do a one mile walk, and when I checked my phone I worked out my lunch time was just over that. So three days a week he joined my lunch time walk and what a dog he is, he has gone to puppy training and it shows, his recall is amazing. Like Pippa, fitted into walks very easily, I honestly look forward to seeing them both.
Coal, I nick name the giant dog baby, as he is huge size of a adult Labrador but only 5.5 months old, as I only see him sporadically- recall is very hit and miss and very slow moving. So on walks we do a lot of on and off lead walks, just temporarily till he matures, and I am keeping his car journey to walks short, as we don’t see him that often when do its a explosion of excitement, so lots of crying the car, trying to get threw the dog guard, sounds like a complaint but its not as he is so adorable, proper puppy eyes , labradoodle is great Breed, love him. It was a shock as he’s grown so fast before xmas break was tiny then last tie I walked him size of a small pony ! What are they feeding you Coal !!!
And lastly my newest puppy !!! I first got to meet Ralph a few weeks back when he was 9 weeks old Lhasa apso he is beautiful and while some people ( now blocked) have made wise cracks on my Facebook page on his pics, about how he looks like a toy, were do they batteries go, blah blah, BLOCKED, he is definitely not toy or cute teddy, he has a big personality, very ballsy and reminds me so much of Scrappy, both Tibetan breeds so loose wise very similar, but also just so brave so confident, so I was due to do his puppy visits all last week, snow got in the way of that, I did two puppy visits so far he’s booked in for the next two weeks, so I love this time with his as his owners want him to become my dog walking client, so I am using this time, to bond with him, play with him, do recall, I am going start lead training in his garden next week. I know my clients well and my own dog and I just know they are all going to welcome Ralph with open arms. Little Happy Hounds dog services, cat sitting, puppy visits and dog walking, Whaley Bridge High Peak, Derbyshire, New Mills, Chinley, Furness Vale, Buxworth, Birch Vale, Buxton, Chapel-en-le-Frith.