Hi Ann & Chris
Thought I'd drop you a line with an update on Pasha's progress...
4 and a half years ago we purchased Pasha from you and boy what a rollercoster of events it has truly been! To keep it fairly short and sweet for the first 2 years of having Pasha I truly detested her! She was/is headstrong, stubborn and physically strong. We didn't start off on the right foot but now... things couldn't be more different, we have finally come to an agreement that we will get on haha!
We now happily both enjoy training and messing about in a number of disciplines from a little bit of gundog work, breed showing (she has attained a 3rd out of 5!), Working Trials (She loves to track!) and Obedience (Crufts 2012 qualified!) but most of all she enjoys being a much loved, spoilt and exercised pet. I myself am a dog trainer and run a small club that trains obedience & breed showing... all of this has happened since I got Pasha.
She is a regular visitor at the club always mingling with puppies and new dogs without a grumble from her, plus wiggling her way round everyone else who spectates and works their dogs.
Its only through persistance and patience that I got where I did with Pasha, that is the only piece of advice I can give to any puppy owners who are reading this, but in the end through all the struggles and hardship it's well worth it!James Newton