Bing & Katie’s BOOST Training
My name is Katie – currently a stay at home mum of two from Exeter. I was lucky enough to have a Boost training package with Michelle, as well as ongoing monthly classes.
We re-homed Bing (a collie x lab) a year ago when he was 13 months old. He was our first dog and I confess I was very naive and under-prepared when we took him on. My family had a collie x lab when I was growing up and he was a pretty ‘bombproof’, chilled out chap. So I had assumed Bing would be the same… It soon became apparent that we were going to have our work cut out as Bing has definitely more of a NBN (Naughty But Nice) dog.
Before buying the BOOST package we had come close to putting Bing up for rehoming twice as I didn’t think a home with 2 young children and an urban environment was fair on him. Thanks to Michelle, one of Devon Dogs excellent trainers, we are now at the stage where we can enjoy being dog owners rather than constantly worrying.
Bing is now very much part of the family. Yes, we still have more work to do but, thanks to Devon Dogs, I am now confident that we can get there.