Dear Izzie,

Izzie, you crack me up! You are a natural-born ham, and I honestly can not imagine my life without you! You are so smart, and for sure have your own agenda, but you join in our costume fun with joy and enthusiasm. I think you are my soul mate!

Love, Mom

Breed: Shetland Sheepdog

Dear Izzie,

Even though you are a bossy little thing, you keep me laughing all day long. In your past lives I have no doubts that you were a major actress many times ’round. Your love of posing for the camera and your ability to change your expressions depending on your “costumes” astounds me each and every time we play with the camera. Life is never boring when you are with me…it is like I am tagging along with Elizabeth Taylor! Looking forward to many lives together….Mom

Breed: Shetland Sheepdog

Posted by Helen Stroud

Adam’s Journey With Thundershirt!

Here is a letter sent in by Ellen B which contains video of her dog Adam training while wearing a Thundershirt.

Adam is afraid of many things. Other dogs, thunder, the sound of the wind. For the longest time I didn’t think he could do any sort of dog sport. When I found out about Nosework I thought we might try it. At first he had a lot of trouble. Then I started bringing him to class in his thundershirt. Here is a video showing a training session soon after starting to use the thundershirt.  Slowly over several months he grew in confidence to the point a few months later he could search without needing it in outlet training building Today Adam has passed his birch ORT and is working toward passing his NACSW NW1. He still occasionally needs his thundershirt but he is still making great strides. He’s come a long way from a scared little sheltie who would not even put his head in a box to get his cookies. Thanks to his thundershirt he can do so much more.
Breed: Shetland Sheepdog