Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Dog theft on the rise in Herts!

I've been notified about 3 dogs that have been stolen in the past month from Offley and Hitchin. Apparently at least 2 of them (a Westie and a JR, both stolen from the Offley area, but at separate occations) were stolen by a gang of youths who were driving a silver Mondeo.

Here is a link to the Westie that was stolen: http://www.doglost.co.uk/dog_blog.php?dogId=34799

Here is a link to the Saluki X that was stolen from Hitchin: http://www.doglost.co.uk/dog_blog.php?dogId=34808&status=Lost

I can't find a link to the JR that was stolen from Offley, but if you see one, please let me know so I can put it up here.

Lets hope they find their way back home somehow and that they are safe and ok.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

It's finally here!

I have been talking about this book for years and now it is finally here, translated into English:

Eva Bodfälts book is called Follow Me - a deal with your dog.

It is by far the best book about dogs and dog training that I have ever read and I've read hundreds of dog books!

Eva was one of the teachers when I did my dog instructor course back home in Sweden in 1994. She is an amazing person and teacher and she has continued to inspire me throughout the years.

I will be selling the book through DogBasics for those who are interested. It retails at £15.95, but I will sell it to all DogBasics training and boarding clients for £15. It is a must have item!

Follow Me will now also be included in the Entry lesson course fee, which will increase to £25.

This is what one of the readers have said about the book:
"Just like in her courses and lectures, Eva is extremely generous in sharing her expertise. We are allowed to witness mistakes, involuntary discoveries, experiences and insights from her 20-year career as a dog consultant. By writing in informal language, using “you” and “we”, she establishes a close relationship with the reader, and now and then she allows herself a humorous interpretation of what the dogs might be thinking. Together with vivid and easy-to-understand metaphors, you will be constantly smiling while reading this book. When you’ve finished it, you will be surprised to discover you have actually learned a few things without having noticed. This book… is an enjoyable smörgåsbord of theory and practice related to the tricky subject of building relationships.

I am convinced that Follow Me works just as well for those who want better control over and contact with their dog as it does for those who want help with training prior to competitions and tests... This is a book that all dogs would heartily recommend to their owners; the result would be a richer and more enjoyable co-existence with their people.

As a new dog owner, I was lucky to end up in Eva Bodfäldt's puppy school. I've attended many of her courses and done a lot of training for her. For those who don't have the chance, or who want to learn more and understand everything about Eva's dog training methods, Follow Me is excellent and incredibly inspiring reading. "