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End of a long enjoyable journey.

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Started training professionally in 1963 and as of 7/1/12 I have officially retired. It has been a fantastic trip and we are still boarding dogs and our Pierce dog chastises me daily to keep me in line so all is good.

I have a bad left ankle broke many years ago stepping off a horse (always thought the horse was suppose to step in a gopher hole) and a bad right knee from motorcycle accident, each year more pain and I am not into the replacing of any body parts. (stubborn started with my own and will end it that way)

A lady called 6/25/12 and said she had a 9 month old GSD wild as the pure driven snow, when I inquired about dog's weight she said 115 lbs, I knew it was time to hang it up because instead of the dog it was the ankle/knee thing that popped into my head. My wife has been getting on my case the last 2 yrs so it is a done deal.

Somebody on DF just PM-ed me to ask about rates so I thought I should just mention it on DF.

What is this crazy world coming to, I would have thought my training skills/stories/etc would have scared most away. I guess maybe I should get my own TV show :)
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Aw and here I was hoping to have you tangle- er.. train with with Shambles one day.
Winnie, you have no idea how much truth there is in what you just said, whew!!!

TWAB, there is absolutely no chance of tangling with any dog unless maybe that 91st breed magically pops up.

Were that to happen it would have to be a very kind, small to medium breed dog or the only tangling I would be doing would be with my wife who is ecstatic that I'm finished dodging teeth and muscled mayhem. As stated above Pierce has added enough adventure in our lives.

I got to say some of DF has rubbed off on me as I probably have used more treats with Pierce than the last 50 dogs trained. Oh my!!! I'm hoping none of my old school trainer/friends read this.
I BELIEVE that 91st breed is the pumpkin pie puppies. ;)
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