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Do you have a bored gundog that is a serial chewer?
Do you wonder what he will destroy next?
Do you wish you could find someone to trust and care for you family dog so you can relax at work?
 
I know how hard it can be, trusting someone with a member of your family.
Of course, I mean your dog.
You may have had a bad experience with another pet professional or maybe you haven't popped your cherry yet when it comes to finding a dog walker.
I understand how scary it is and you don't want just anymore.
Trust doesn't happen overmight.
It's not only you that I need to win trust
I get a big kick out of watching nervous dogs start to trust me.
Believe me, I have walked a few in my time.
The bond, I get with them is highly rewarding.
If you want to get to know me better before we meet.
Why not get on my email list
 
 
I am no cheapasaurs.
i am expensive, specialist in my field.
I am not like the other dog walkers. You need to fill in application form to get on board.
I only walk with dogs on one to one basis, so you won't see your dog messing around with other dogs on my watch.
 
I am not a big fan of dogs being transported in cages. I prefer a dog harness and the dogs seem to enjoy it too.
For me, it's all about your dog.
 
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Completely useless and unrealistic

16/04/2019 16:00
 
Over the past few months, I have been reading alot of puppy books.
Some of them are completely useless and unrealistic.
Like 'how to toilet train your puppy in 7 days'
News just in.
There is no way, that will happen.
Depends on breed, age of puppy and routine used by owner.
The puppy is bound to have an accident because that's life.
Shit happens.
Literally........
 
So what's all this reading for, I hear you ask.
well,  I am planning to start writing my own puppy book.
Obviously the more I read, the better I will be able to help my clients.
The one book that has stood out is my very own  business mentor himself.
Mr Dominic Hodgson's  new book 'The perfect Puppy Project'.
'Hodgie' or the 'Swearasaurs' as I call him.
 
This book is his fourth book and personally I think it is his  best one yet.
It's simple, easy to read and actionable steps that will work.
It's also very funny and this makes it very different from other puppy books that I have read.
 
Here's my review:
'This is the second book from Dom’s street smart series that I have read.
There are so many puppy books out there, full of useless information might as well use them as toilet paper.
Dom’s ‘Perfect puppy project’ is not like the other puppy books. It’s easy to read and funny. First time puppy owners will be able to read this book and then straight away follow the steps to a perfect puppy. I will be getting a puppy in a few week. This will be my bible. I will be following the routine suggested by Dom. 
Great tips for puppy biting which I know every puppy owner struggles with.
There’s chapter on trick training which I will be implementing in my puppy visits.
Can’t wait to give a copy to my puppy clients! Thanks Dom, Another cracker of a book!’
 
You can get a copy in print and kindle version on amazon. Audible version will be coming soon
The principles in this book, is pretty much what I follow with my own clients.
So if you know anyone thinking of  getting a puppy or has a puppy already? Then please do point them to this book and my very own puppy academy visits 
 
Here's a  lovely review from one of my clients Nahla's owner about my puppy visits.
When she sent this to me I got quite emotional.
 

I liked Harriet as soon as I met her. You could instantly tell how much she loves animals and Nahla loved her very first visit. Harriet is reliable, trustworthy and most importantly, she makes you feel like your pet is the most important in the whole world! I wouldn't have anyone else care for Nahla. So happy that we found Harriet.' 

 

Natter soon

Harriet x

Award Winning Gundog Walking Specialist that's me

11/04/2019 18:42
Oh my god, my return journey back from sunderland actually went to plan. 
I had such a blast.
It was so great to let my hair down and not worry about being a mum, daughter or girlfriend.
It was just me for the weekend.
I even won an award which I was over the moon about.
Hopefully I will win more in the future.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I did have a blonde moment on the way to sunderland. 
I was going down the escalators, I went to put my Oyster card back in my pocket
when I didn't hold on to my case like a numpty  and it fell down the escalators.
Thankfully a very kind person stopped my case from going any further.
Phew I felt like a rather idiot.
 
There is something about surrounding yourself with like minded individuals. 
I found this out when I hosted Canine first aid Course with Rachel Bean.
I sat there and I looked around and thought 'I made this happen' 
Everyone chatting and enjoying themselves.
 
I am hoping to do the same on 1st June when Trevor Cooper will be coming
to West Wickham to talk about his doglaw Seminar.
A few people at the weekend were saying how entertaining the Seminar was.
You will be in for a treat.
The tickets are £20.
There are limited spaces. Selling like hot cakes so you need to get  in quick.
It would be great to see you all there.

 

To book click on www.doglawsos.co.uk/doglaw-seminar/

Harriet x

What dangers to avoid at Easter

11/04/2019 16:58
We have all done it, haven't we?
You have a chocolate Easter egg, man's best friend is looking at you with sad eyes.
Watching every piece of chocolate you lift to your mouth and you feel sorry for him.
Awww those eyes you say to yourself, so you give him some...................................
Harmful?,,,,,,,,,
Answer to that, yes most definitely 100%.
Chocolate contains a chemical called theobromine which is toxin to dogs. Even a small amount of the stuff can cause vomiting, diarrhoea, increased heart rate, restlessiness and seizures,
The darker, the chocolate, the more potent the level of thebromine and the more
poisonous it is.
If you think your dog has eaten chocolate, please contact your local vets, on the phone let them know what type of chocolate and how much approximately they have eaten.
What I love about easter is a buttered hot cross buns, but this is not something you should share with your doggy friends. Hot cross buns contain dried fruits such as currants, sultanas and raisins which are toxic to dogs. If your dog eats even a small quantity it can cause kidney failure which can be fatal.
It's the perfect time of the year to give daffodils but make sure you keep them out of reach from your dog especially if he is a little sod who likes to chew or dig the garden. Daffodils are poisonous to dogs if they eat the bulbs or flowers or drink water froma vase with daffodils in. It may cause your dog to have a upset stomach which could cause him to vomit.
Easter causes a problem for cats too. Lilies are a regular feature this time of year. All parts of the lily are extremely toxic to cats. If they brush against the flower and get pollen on their coats. Then later groom themselves and of course ingest the lily pollen as they clean their fur. It can cause vomiting, lethargy, lack of appetite and kidney damage.
If you think your pet has eaten or been in contact with any of these that I have mentioned then please contact your local vet.
 
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Are you legally blonde when it comes to doglaw?

11/04/2019 16:04
I will let you into a little secret.
I was once a legal eagle now I walk gundogs for living.
I had my heart set on becoming a criminal barrister. I used to
enjoy taking part in Mock trials, we got to wear legal gowns and
wigs. One Saturday, we were competing in a mock trial finals, a
real life court in Maidstone. I was cross - examining a witness. I
was asking so many probing questions that the witness actually
cried in the witness box. I don't usually make a habit of making
people cry, but I did enjoy watching him squirm. I knew I had a
strong agreement and he had nothing. I often get asked why I
left the legal profession, well I would rather wipe a dog's paw
than a lawyer's arse.
I'm going to put my legal hat on now.
Potential doglaw issues arise on a daily basis. Don't get caught
out and come to my doglaw seminar that I am hosting on
Saturday 1st June. It will save your money. Best not to come a
cropper. You will know what to do if the worse happens.
It will make you a better owner and your dog will love you for it.
If you would like to book then visit
 
 
Hope to see you all there
Harriet x
 
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