It's about time I introduced you to Jazz, who joined Mind My Paws doggy day care in February. Her owners, Jo and Matt, had always wanted a dog but couldn't see how they could have one as they both have a very busy working schedule. Then they found me! So they set about finding their perfect pooch - and succeeded!
They picked the 8 month old working labrador up from the breeder, on a recommendation from a friend, who had one of the pups from the same litter.
I went to meet her the day before she was due to start day care with me. I took a couple of other dogs and we all went for a walk (in the snow!). Little timid Jazzie stuck by her new owners side the whole walk, looking a bit scared of everything and everyone. 'Don't worry' I said, 'she'll be running with the others in no time.' Later that week, I sent Jo and Matt videos of her doing just that.
Four days a week, we meet at Twyford train station around 7am when our day begins. We have breakfast together (well Jazz has already had hers) and set off for our first walk at 9am with the others. Then there's lunch (well my lunch) and then there's more walking. Jazz is now the most adventurous of the dogs I walk, can't help herself from running to meet other dogs and loves to chase birds and rabbits! She's still not too keen on people though!
At home Jazzie is a very chilled out pup, happy to laze around, and happy to chew the odd slipper when your back is turned! But she literally has those 'puppy eyes' that make you forgive her instantly. She is very obedient, highly affectionate and LOVES getting her tummy tickled.
I meet lots of people when I'm out walking and Jazz always gets the same reaction: 'look at that beautiful face'!