Smarty and I went dog walking together for three years while I lived in Glasgow, we lived opposite each other and made friends through the fence as she used to guilt trip passers by into throwing her ball for her in the front garden. I soon got to meet the owners and was happy to help them out by taking Smarty dog walking in Kelvingrove Park. We had a great time. She is such an intelligent dog and would position her ball so you would know exactly where to throw it, and then go and hide ready to pounce and catch the ball. As you can see, the potential for dog walking in this park is massive. Acres and acres of green spaces perfect for the super-intelligent Smarty and our walks. There we so many fun things to do as well which may not have been obvious to the unsuspecting dog walker. As we made our way in the direction of the skate park her attention would decisively leave her ball as she followed her instincts and her innate desire to round things up. That's right! She "herded" the skateboarders, BMX riders and roller bladers! Much to their amusement. She would run around and around the perimeter of the park until she was satisfied that everybody was "inside". Then we would walk to the other side of the park to the football pitches and on several occasions she thought the men and women were kicking the ball for her and went in for some pretty skillful tackles. Everybody was impressed. She was a bit of a ball hogger though and wouldn't give it back. You would think that people would be mad but Smarty was just the sweetest dog and everybody adored her. In fact her antics provided a nice interval from the footballing and the dog walking!
Living so close to me, Smarty would often come round to stay for a few hours while her owners were away and this is where my doggy day care was born! She was perfect in doggy day care and just the loveliest house guest. She is so cuddly! However, most of all she was perplexed that we weren't out on our walks. At her house there were two small children to herd but not much to round up at my house!
Elizabeth is a dedicated dog walker with over five years experience. With a a first class degree in Fine Art from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design she is trustworthy, reliable, energetic and loves animals.