How would you describe the work of an obedience trainer (if that's the correct term)?
At a Community dog club, we don't train the dogs, we train the owners how to manage their own dog.
What is the best, and the worst thing about it? Or the strangest?The best thing is when people take the classes seriously, practise at home, and the improvement is obvious in a short time. It is a bit frustrating when they don't - they assume a weekly class will do the job, and it doesn't. Dogs often do strange things - you can only laugh at them!Does your present dog have a story?The dog I have now I got as a puppy from a breeder. The only eventful time was when he was very sick after chewing and swallowing bits of a toy - thanks to the vets at The Animal Emergency Centre, and Pet Insurance, he pulled through.What would your pet tell us about you?I'd like to know what he thinks - I suspect that between sleeps he only thinks about what the next food will be, or when the next walk will be.If you were an animal, what would you be?I wouldn't mind being a pampered pooch!Any advice for people wanting a pet?Don't get a puppy from a pet shop. Be sure you are ready for the commitment, and choose the type, size and breed that fits in with your lifestyle. If you get a dog, get Pet Insurance.
Favourite animal books?Recently I've enjoyed Spencer Quinn's detective books written from the point of view of Chet the dog ("Dog on It" is the first in the series).
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