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Readers Story: Sophia and Buddy

by Jacky on July 25, 2014

BuddySophia Weston has sent us these lovely photographs of her beautiful spaniel Buddy.

Buddy is eleven months old and has been attending training at ‘Pets Behaving Better’ to improve his general training and manners.

Sophia says ‘We are very proud of him as he has made amazing progress in such little time.  He is a very happy, healthy little man and a joy to have around and he loves retrieving his ball’.


Thank you Sophia for sending us your photographs and we wish you and Buddy lots of luck with your future training.

If you would like to share your story with our readers, please send a jpg photo to with some accompanying information about you and your dog.  We would love to hear from you.

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