July 16, 2012
I would like to provide my two miniature Schnauzers with continuous exposure to new and different people and dogs. They are just over 1 and a half years old and still full of puppy energy that is getting more disciplined and confident with every new experience, although the water is still a challenge for one of them! I really want to learn from others and avoid the common mistakes we innocently make sometimes. I like the hiking aspect of this group as I am physically very active and want to keep my dogs active and healthy too.
Not much since childhood, but I have bought several good books on dog/human behavior and am very, very willing to be taught!
I am a recently separated Human Resources professional who will be sharing custody of the dogs. They are very well mannered, love other people and other dogs and I want to continue to support their mental and emotional growth. I am very concerned about keeping my dogs mentally and physically challenged and healthy. Emmitt is the love bug and very attentive and has never met a stranger. Jasper is somewhat aloof and, although he is VERY smart, he can lack discipline (doesn't automatically come when called!) and needs more confidence around strange things.
I want to learn from other, more experienced people who also love their dogs and I would be very happy to help someone else and provide encouragement and support to them whenever I can.