Tresallier is my kennel name and is taken from a minor grape variety in the Loire valley in France. however i live in the south of England (UK). I have four Brittanys; a 7 year old dog, Topaz, a house dog (bitch) Ellie who is 6, a German import bitch Catja 5 (now a full UK champion) and a home bred tricolour pup Fresco who is 18months. I have shown them all and trial and work three. they are trained using a 'retrieve' based reward system and verbal praise, no food treats. - I tried that and got fed up with having my trouser pockets chewed out if I left them where i shouldn't have.
My greatest 'lightbulb'moment came when reading Susan Clothiers If Bones should rain from the sky. My current book is Behan's Your dog is your mirror. whilst I find his prose verging on 'touchy feely' at times I find his ideas most insightful and keep finding myself realigning some of my own observations with his - it is a bit like having a box of jigsaw pieces and suddenly being able to link up a whole block of sky bits.
hello again :-) love the pictures. I have Rotties and am involved with Rottie and Pittie rescue. I'm a trainer and volunteer in behavior mod. and enrichment at a local shelter. I've also lived with a dear Lab who went to the Bridge last year.
Currently live with my two sweet young Rottie girls from reputable breeder, same sires. and my first-ever girl always in my heart, died early from kidney disease
I attended Suzanne's seminar and have her book, really enjoyed both.
Rottie Mommy in WI - USA
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