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🤷‍♂️ Nothing ever phases him.⁣⁣
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🤣 Funny AF.⁣⁣
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😁 Always happy.⁣⁣
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🏋️‍♂️ Forever ready to work.⁣⁣

❄️ Ridiculously easy to live with, especially considering his work ethic.⁣

👨‍👦‍👦 Could not give a shit about anyone other than his people...zero interest.⁣
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💪 Also, it doesn’t at all hurt that he’s also a very, very good looking dog.⁣⁣
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😭 𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘩𝘦 𝘨𝘰𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘩𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦’𝘴 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘣𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘺 𝘨𝘰𝘯𝘯𝘢 𝘣𝘦 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘬𝘺 𝘦𝘺𝘦𝘴...⁣⁣
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⁣🥇 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐢𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮’𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐝, 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐧 𝐢𝐧…𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐰𝐢𝐬𝐞, 𝐤𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐨𝐧 𝐚-𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧’⁣⁣⁣
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🌮 Some of my meal prep for the week is just easier to do at our training center than at home - where space is more limited. I was digging through some old plastic ware to take some meals home, and I came across this lid to a plastic Tupperware container.⁣⁣⁣
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🥽 As you can see, it’s been labelled (read claimed).⁣⁣⁣
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❤️ This brings back huge memories for me, and whilst they’re not at all dog training related I share in the hopes of inspiring those of you that follow this page to remain grateful for those you love.⁣⁣⁣
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🥰 Yuri was one of my best friends, and I knew him for almost 20yrs. For the longest time, and the rest of time, I will always love and respect my memory of the amazing human that I was honoured to call my friend.⁣⁣⁣
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🏋️‍♀️ Going back all that way, when I was steadfastly committed to dog training as a craft and working out how to turn my craft into a reliable income, times were often very tough.⁣⁣⁣
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👎 I often survived on $50 per week for food, and at the same meal 3-4 times a day. During the worst times my dogs ate kibble and also meat every other day, and I ate cheap pasta covered in olive oil and a little fried garlic.⁣⁣⁣
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🥔 Most of the time I ate simple food I called ‘survival stew’. The cheapest meat and the veg that was on special, or close to used by, all crammed into a giant pot and cooked with spices, patience, and love born or a deep appreciation.⁣⁣⁣
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🍲 One of the things that Yuri used to love to do was take home some of my cooking - I’m a one pot wonder, and so he’d almost always take home a couple of feeds of stew, or soup, or some other home cooked goodness. I would eat the same thing each meal, and make it last. Breakfast, lunch, tea…there were no snacks.⁣⁣⁣
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🚫 Never one time did Yuri make a joke, nor give a single solitary fuck about what I had to offer…and at some times, he was in the same situation. Yuri always made out like I was some type of culinary genius, like I’d cracked some kind of cooking code.⁣⁣⁣ (Cont’d in comments)
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⚠️ Make no mistake people - though you may want to own a pet dog as a working dog, it doesn’t mean that you can afford to phone in the work associated with properly developing your puppy.⁣

✅ Raising a dog that sees novelty as a normal part of everyday life is a key component to giving your puppy the best possible start at life - 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘨𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘩𝘪𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘭𝘪𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘯𝘪𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘰𝘳 𝘣𝘦𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘭 𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘶𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨.⁣

💡 Doing the above is far more important than a sit, drop, recall, or some cute trick.⁣

👌 Even just a few months of hard work will pay off for the rest of your dog’s life.⁣

💥 End thing.⁣

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🥳 Happy Birthday to Snap.⁣⁣⁣
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🧐 𝐘𝐨𝐮’𝐫𝐞 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐲, 𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐬𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐭, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝐚 𝐛𝐢𝐭 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐥.⁣⁣⁣
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❤️ All your people love you.⁣⁣⁣
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💪 Thanks to the lads from @vargkennels for breeding her, and trusting me to do good things with her.⁣⁣⁣
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