This is just a note to say a big thank you for the time and the trouble you went to for Jay and myself in your excellent classes. I could only achieved what I did with Jay because you made allowances for my illness in letting me sit down etc. between exercises. As a result of this I now have a dog I can take anywhere and even better (because she would be ten times more brilliant if it wasn’t for me being sick) I feel not quite so useless and have proved to myself that I can still achieve something with a dog. I intend to get her registered as a P.A.T. dog and visit the same hospital that I was in when a PAT dog came to visit me. My own Jack Russell used to visit me also and I was amazed at what a good effect he had on the other patients who all looked forward to him visiting, so I think it would be great if I could give that back to someone.
Also, I’m hoping that her breeder is convinced of her worthiness to be bred from (subject to health screening of course) due to her achievements and that she will lift the endorsement preventing this, if so and everything goes well I’ll be back with her daughter to start again.
I think perhaps I may be more qualified that most of your students to be able to say that I think your style of training is one of the best I’ve come across. I admire your patience with people and the fact that you’re willing to give it your all every week in the pouring rain and cold for the benefit ultimately of the dogs on our streets. the most important place where dogs need to be appreciated. You’re a real star Judith, thank you so much for everything you did for us and for all the dogs you must have helped in your classes to bring them closer to their owners, to educate them and enrich their lives of the dogs as a result, priceless.
Julie Johnson and Jay.