It’s been two weeks since my last blog which feels rather odd as I like to at least post once a week but this time I have an excuse! I was in Cornwall for just over a week for a well earned rest, the first time I’ve ever been to the stunning county and I wasn’t disappointed.
The first thing I noticed apart from the stunning coastline was just how dog friendly these places are. I could easily sit on a bench with a Cornish pasty and watch dogs running, chasing and throwing themselves into the sea all day.
Anyway! Now I’m back I’m delighted to say that I have a new interview coming up.
This time I interview Duncan Matthews, Honorary Secretary and Trustee of Fireside K9, a newly formed charity that helps and supports retired police dogs live in comfort and safety for the latter part of their lives. It made me think about the amazing work these dogs so but quite often people overlook what happens to them in later life so I decided to get some more insight into this charity.
I also spoke to newly formed Patron, Sky News presenter and founding member, Kay Burleyabout how delighted she was to get this opportunity.
So stay tuned and the interview will be out in the next few days!
My next interview as you’ve probably guessed from the title comes from Nick Jones MA, MCFBA who has been a dog behaviourist since 1995 and runs Alpha Dog Behaviour.
Nick Jones has been a dog trainer and behaviourist since 1995. Nick is a Master Dog Trainer from the Guild of Dog Trainers, a full member of the Canine & Feline Behaviour Association (CFBA) and is often requested for interviews on dog behaviour and training methods on TV channels such as the BBC, ITV and Sky. Nick is also a columnist on dog behaviour in Dogs Monthly magazine.
Since I’ve started using social media sites for communicating with my audience, in terms with dog training, Nick was the first and the most popular trainer out there in my mind. I met Nick at The Pet Show 2013 in Stoneleigh to discuss his experiences in dog training.
Last weekend I found myself on the sunny shores of Bournemouth doing my first interview with Marina Scott, Assistant Editor of Dog World.
As a former Junior Handler World Champion herself, I was interested to hear her experiences in the industry and how tools like social media and websites can engage the younger generation to get involved in dog activities like Showing, Agility and Obedience. Publishing her own book and DVD on Dog Handling and holding sessions on handling, she is very keen to educate younger people in that area.