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So impressed by my clients
It's puppy time
The girls are laying
positive comments towards my clients' dog from other dog owners
Cat food for the chickens

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So impressed by my clients

I was just reflecting on the care, love and time all my clients put into their dogs both young and old.
 
All my clients seem so responsible and dedicated to their pets.  For example, I have two puppy clients which sit and wait better than lots of much older dogs. Other clients have rescue dogs and show such a commitment to their rehabilitation where others would have given up, and others still that are really responsible socially with their dog (a gorgeous girl who signs "woohoo" when I arrive).

It's puppy time

We have very much enjoyed the care of a gorgeous young labrador.  She is delightful, cute and very clever.  On our first visit she responed very quickly to clicker training and has learnt to wave when I wiggle my finger.  Adorable especially with her chunky puppy paws.  By the second visit, she has again very quickly demonstrated a perfect walk to heel.   Well done pup :)

The girls are laying

After a few days of dry cat food crumbled in with their feed the girls are laying again.  Not sure if it's a coincidence but next year I will be giving them cat food immediately following the moult.

positive comments towards my clients' dog from other dog owners

On two seperate occasions today, owners of two different dogs I was walking have received really positive comments from other dog walkers.
 
One dog owner was praised by a fellow dog owner for opting for her dog to wear a muzzle.  I explained that this particular dog is such a sweet dog but has an unpredictable nature with "bouncy" dogs.  Rather than risk an incident the owner very wisely uses a soft muzzle when her dog is likely to come into contact with others, such as in the park, woods etc.

Cat food for the chickens

After moulting our hens haven't restarted laying and it's been quite a while now.  The production of feathers after the moult puts extra demands on their bodies, they cease laying as feather production is more of a necessity than egg production.  Normally, this spontaneously restarts but ours hasn't.  I really don't want to buy supermarket eggs as even the free range eggs look weirdly uniform.  So I need to stimulate their laying.  I don't want to go down the artificial lighting route as that seems a little too intense for our girls.

Laughing dogs

A really enjoyable walk with our young pup client and my own dog.  The puppy really loves Sunshine and the feeling is mutual.
They were playing with each other in the woods today and it was lovely to watch them grinning at each other and I could actually hear them making noises that was really similar to laughing.
Lovely when dogs are a well socialised from a early age like this.

House Rabbit Guest

We are really enjoying the company of our house rabbit guest.  We have slowly built up a trusting relationship with him and he continues to enjoy a stress free home from home experience.
He enjoys watching tv with us and we like it too.  His owners very sweetly left him a christmas present.  We opened it for him on Christmas Day with our own, so he has had a couple of christmas treats but not too many!
 

Positive comments from people in the park

I was really proud and pleased today when I was walking one of my special needs dog's today.  A local man who we pass whilst out walking every now and again, stopped to comment on the dog in question and was full of praise for the changes in the dog.  He said how much the dog had improved since I started walking him and how noticeable the changes in the dog's behaviour are.
 
This was very welcome praise indeed and I was over the moon that all these little changes are coming together.

Client Christmas present shopping complete

I had fun today choosing client Christmas presents, thinking about the likes and dislikes of each pet.  Great fun, I can't wait to deliver them, which will be sooner rather than later as my own pet is showing a lot of interest in them.

The cold weather is here - water watch

When checking your outdoor animals please ensure that your animal has adequate protection from the cold and wind.
Remember that access to fresh water is vital for their health and welfare.  Even if you have insulated bottle protectors make sure that the drip nozzle isn't frozen.  I routinely check ours twice a day.
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