Tug of War

A Little About Myself

My stance on the whole ordeal

My name is Grace Sharp and I have a degree in Animal and Human Psychology. However it’s all good and well knowing your stuff, can I put it into practice? I have worked for dog rehabilitation charities whereby I looked after dogs that had been seized by the police and were facing euthanasia. I had to train them to the point where they could pass their temperament tests and be safely rehomed. Whilst tough at times the fulfilment made me instantly forget the difficulty I faced.

I do not just rehabilitate naughty or aggressive dogs I also love to educate people lucky enough to be blessed with a puppy in their life! Beautiful blank slates are a dream to work with once you get past the fact they have the attention span of a fruit fly! No one has had the chance to mess up these little guy's development yet so get it right from the start but remember, keep it fun with puppies or they will fall asleep or piddle up your kitchen counter.

To conclude:

  1. Exploit the opportunity to guide your puppy in the crucial first months up to a year and your life will be so much easier later in life and your baby will be balanced and happy.

  2. If you are wonderful enough to take on a adult dog that a previous human has misguided, then never be disheartened, sometimes these dogs gratitude can make them the most willing to please and succeed if handled in a calm and assertive manner.

  3. OLD DOGS MOST DEFINITELY CAN LEARN NEW TRICKS! This is the biggest cop out I ever come across! That and ‘well I’m so busy’, if you genuinely are too busy then please let me do this work for you and you can be in charge of the love when you get home from work!

With regards to Day Care and Overnight Accommodation, I do not believe in kennels where your dog is put in a concrete cell, where it is required to relieve itself and sleep in the same place and will get no attention or exercise. Now this is completely understandable as they have so many dogs to clear up after and feed, how can they be expected to give each dog the attention it deserves? The simple answer is... they can’t.

Therefore, I always keep the number of dogs I look after at all times low so that I can guarantee they shall be walked for 1 hour and a half each day and they will spend more time out side than in! I believe in a home-from-home experience and treat every dog how I would wish my own to be treated when I am not around. I organise days out with the dogs and charity dog walks so you can be confident your dog is having fun while you are at work or on holiday and will be in safe hands.

The dogs are alowed in my home as if they are my own with any home comforts they wish to bring when they come to stay. With heating for the winter and aircon for the summer and the odd dog chocolate on their pillow, I hope they enjoy their time with us as I can assure you I will love their company!

On a serious note, I live a 20 second walk from the vet and will make sure, should your dog need any attention from them while they are with me, they shall receive it.

I hope I get the chance to meet your lovely pet soon.