Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: From England but have been living in New Zealand for 10 years
My dogs "job" is being good pets, they have to join me when I ride my horses, go for a walk, go running, clean my paddock or just sit and watch TV. They sometimes have to spend the day alone when DH and I are both at work. In return for them doing their "job" as pets I take them to the river and the beach sometimes and I join them! My (doesn't realize quite how beautiful she is) 14 year old daughter has recently started running alone in the afternoons. I make her take one of the dogs with her. They are both hopeless guard dogs, but they look the part and that gives me peace of mind. I do obedience with the GSD, but no competitions, just as an occasional hobby.
I guess that makes me an owner whose dogs don't reach their potential, but they are healthy, mentally and physically, they are loved by the whole family and they do their job of enhancing our lives superbly well!
"Norah" GSD 18/09/12
"Bismarck" GSD 02/09/14
"Isis", horse 5 years
"Minty" pony 32 years
"Comrie" and "Mouse" cats 9 and 4 years
"Red" Dobie 27/05/10 - 31/10/15
"Oscar" Dalmatian 02/02/02 - 16/03/12