As a child I would have done everything to have my own puppy ( as most of the children would do). But after careful consideration and agreement with my parents, we decided not to have a puppy as our circumstances did not meet a dog’s needs. But we were working hard to do all the necessary changes needed to have a new fluffy family member.
During this time, I read all the relevant literature in dog-keeping, training, I visited different dog schools, I was volunteering as a dog walker, and doing a bit of dog rescuing. I wanted to be as well-prepared as possible by the time my puppy comes after a long waiting period.
I still remember the night when the 6 weeks old Saint Bernard puppy, named Chili arrived. My happiness was indescribable. We had been learning and improving nicely and smoothly together during the years we spent together. Me and my family gave her as much love and care as imaginable. She was well-socialised, controlled, well-behaved and balanced member of our family. But on a sad autumn day I lost her. Large and giant-breed dogs are at higher risk to suffer from Gastric dilation and volvulus syndrome (GDV). Our veterinarian could not save her life.
In remembrance of her, I made a vow to turn all my knowledge and experience to other dogs and their owners’ benefits.