I have been a dog owner for the last 20 years and in that time I think I have built up a large amount of experience in training and generally looking after dogs. I would almost consider myself to be a dog whisperer, although I don't actually do anything with dogs for a living so maybe that's pushing it a little.

I lover springer spaniels, these are such a loving breed of dogs. Affectionate and responsive but also extremely energetic and will keep you fit.

I have been reading about some research in Budapest that shows evidence that dogs can distinguish between different words and can work out the meaning. I know this is true, I am sure that my current dog and dogs from the past have understood what I want by listening to me rather than visual cues.

They are such amazing animals with so much love and friendship to give. Dogs are the love of my life and I really don't know where I would be without them.