Wednesday, July 26, 2017
As you may know, I write a lot about dogs. I even have a new miniseries coming up for Harlequin Romantic Suspense called the K-9 Ranch Rescue series, with a background for all the stories at a--yes, a K-9 ranch, where the characters, among other things, train dogs.
And me? Well, generally I let my dogs train me. However, I do need to know what my characters should be doing, so I am conducting research, some of it paws-on... er, hands-on.
That means my current Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy Cari has to help me. She is nine months old and up till now has been taking puppy classes on weekends. She's about to start taking obedience classes at a higher level. Therefore, so am I.
It's been a bit of a challenge recently after breaking my kneecap and having surgery to fix it. My mobility has improved a lot, but even walking on uneven areas like park grounds, let alone attempting to control and train an energetic puppy, isn't easy. Fortunately my husband has been helping out. But I really want to learn all the basics better myself.
So, little by little, I intend to take over.
Wish me luck!