In 2013 I became the proud mommy of a beautiful German shepherd boy, Ace, and we started training at another club. I had so many problems at the previous club with the way they trained, the methods they used and poor socialisation of the dogs that I decided I owe it to my boy to get the proper training he needed.
In July 2013 Ace and I started our journey with SADTC. He was so scared and my first lesson all I did was to hang on to his leash for dear life – he just wanted to go back to the car and was not interested in any training. Luckily we ended up with Biata as our instructor and with lots of love and patience (and even more treats), we started seeing progress! Sadly, I lost my boy to bloat but I am forever grateful for him and all our beautiful memories.
May 2017 my life was turned upside down with the most gorgeous little German shepherd girl named Psoli (pronounced Sou-lee). I cannot begin to describe the impact this girl had on my life! She gives me unconditional love, follows me around like a shadow, loves to pose for photos but is also as naughty as sin! She is in love with 2 beautiful Dobermans (Naxos and Knox) and Nyx is her best friend.
Psoli is a busy girl and she gets up very (very!) early in the mornings. She will lick and bully me until I get up just after 4am to play ball outside.
She has two 9 year old Jack Russell sisters at home but they are not interested in playing with her anymore and hence the decision to adopt a friend to play with. So watch this space … we will introduce her new brother soon!
I went through a very tough time in 2017 when my husband passed away and this little girl gave me so much love and comfort during the worst time of my life and helped to heal my soul. I would not have survived without the love and affection of my fur-baby. I love her so much and will forever be grateful because I have her in my life (and I also spoil her rotten!).
When I started training, I was so impress with SADTC that I enrolled for the instructor course and that changed my life! Chris, Christine and Biata are always willing to share knowledge and to help where needed, no matter how big or small the problem is.
Saturday is officially my favourite day of the week and I usually come with a big bag of treats for the dogs. At SADTC you not only train your dog but you become part of the family and I have made friends for life!