Monday, 16 May 2011

Where does all the time go......

Time has flown by so fast since my last blog, work has been crazy with dogs needing to be trained for Wagtail UK as well as Conservation dogs.

GREAT....we received more scat today for Luna's ongoing continuation training, we have run out of scat as the old scats are so dry and mouldy they just aren't usable, so these scats are just in time. There are a few areas we just need to consolidate with Luna's training but she is doing great, we hope to take her to Ireland in June for some environmental training and scent consolidation also.
She is still a beautiful, playful and happy dog and she pesters me to go training, she would like to train all day every day..... that's what I call a good working dog.

Twister our Bat dog is doing great, he is a hairy fella at the moment so soon a clip is required, don't worry I will post the pictures of his new hair cut. I am giving him plenty of supplements at present as he is one of my oldest dogs at nearly 7 years old, to ensure he stays fit and healthy I give him joint supplements and multi vits as well as good old Cod liver oil, he seems fine, but prevention is better than cure.

Our Great Crested Newt dog....... we had a dog called Toby in training as a Great Crested Newt (GCN)detection dog, but due to such long delays in acquiring adequate GCN scent on Gauze swabs we had to rehome Toby as there was no point keeping him hanging on until we can acquire a GCN license. The license will help us get access to GCN for training.  This project is ongoing and we hope to have a GCND Dog trained by the end of this year.

Archie- Mouse dog- he is doing great, his handler is made up with his working ability and efficiency. MITIE are very pleased with him. He comes to see us at our training establishment which is always great to see one of our old dog and colleagues.

Anti Animal Smuggling dogs(Wildlife Detection Dogs).....everyone must have seen the recent news articles about animal Smuggling, this is terrible and it really is getting worse and must be stopped.
Our Director Collin Singer when visiting Singapore and Hong Kong recently met with potential clients and government agencies. They discuss this ongoing problem of animal smuggling and how dogs could help with preventing such a high number of animals being smuggled daily. We hope to get more involved with this in the coming months and will keep you posted on any development.
Either way this has got to stop, illegal meat trade, animal smuggling, illegal animal by-product trade....all of it must stop, but don't forget, the demand needs to stop also, not just the criminals that do the smuggling.
Want to know more...

Here's to Toby, who now has a fun filled life with a new owner.
A big Thanks to Sarah.

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