I wanted a dog from the time I could take my first step. As a toddler, I hugged every dog in the neighborhood and this concerned my parents, not because they were aware that hugging strange dogs could get me bitten, but because they were afraid I’d start asking for one or two! They humored me, by taking me out on that New Years Day back in 1958, knowing full well that all the kennels were closed, but with my 5th birthday approaching at the end of January, they relented and I finally got a puppy! Now I had EVERYTHING I could possibly want…that is until I wanted a horse, but that’s a different story!
As part of my dog training certification, Fran was my trainer mentor. Over the course of 20 weeks, I was continually impressed with the care and patience that Fran showed in working with shelter dogs…