We are a mother (Theresa ) and daughter in law ( Vicky ) team. Please read below what inspired us to create our professional yet personal dog walking business
Animals have always been a huge part of my life since I was a child, and having the opportunity to care for dogs every day is something that I am grateful for. In my childhood, I helped care for my mum’s Dachshunds. I have many fond memories of the dogs, especially playing games with them including making them search for treats that were hidden under the plastic cups!
I currently have two dogs 'Ella' and 'Beau'; both are rescued and have taught me a lot about the importance of dog psychology and dog training. Ella is a real 'Heinz 57', rescued from the RSPCA - Ella has had many issues including travel sickness, separation anxiety and 'selective' hearing! We have overcome these and Ella is now the grand age of sixteen!
I adopted Beau - my second dog, from Battersea Dogs and Cats home ( there are so many wonderful animals needing homes ) she is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier x Border Collie. I am proud to say that Beau has recently passed her assessment to be a Pets As Therapy Dog.
Both my dogs are brilliant with my little daughter.
Due to wanting to learn all I could about dogs and their behaviour, I completed the Cambridge Institute of Dog Behaviour and Training Foundation course. A year of study which included written assessments on many topics. I also had the opportunity to observe wolves during this time. which was fascinating.
I absolutely adore all dogs big and small, I love being outdoors, so for me setting up
Wet Nose Walkies has been one of the most rewarding things I have done. The dogs are always so pleased to see us!
There has never been a time in my life which has not involved having dogs around.
As a child my Dad owned and bred Cairn Terriers which I used to spend hours teaching tricks to and walking, along with any neighbourhood dogs I could "borrow". It was a police demonstration with their German Shepherds that really got me hooked on that breed, which I owned for several years working in obedience and agility.
My next breed was the Hovawart, a rare German working dog which gave me a taste of the show ring and even a fifth place at Crufts dog show. I now have a crossbred rescue dog as I realised that there were thousands of dogs being dumped or thrown away every year which need good homes - I would have them all if I could, would live to start a rescue centre and know Vicky feels the same. I guess we both just love dogs!