It has been been quite a bit of time since we announced our relocation to beautiful, sunny, warm, Tampa, Florida! We had quite the task to close down both our our businesses (the farm and the boarding component of Ruff Translating) and get our family settled, stable and ready for this next chapter in our lives. But we did it! And we are loving life here, and so are our pups, who have taken to beach life like mermaids! One of the great things about forming a strong bond with your pack and establishing consistent rules is that it can make adjusting to an entirely different world both possible AND fun. Our two working dogs require the same amount of exercise no matter where we live, so we had to adjust their routines to allow them still to get the running and structured exercise time that they needed. So far we have discovered SO many fun alternatives to our farm work, and they have so enjoyed our new times together skating on the trails, going for walks with back packs, swimming and learning new fun public socializing tasks like going to breweries consistently. Warms a trainer heart, that is for sure!
Of course, it hasn't all been beach trips and sunshine, like many pet families, we have had to work really hard to get our crew on board with life out of a 7 bedroom farmhouse and 50 acres, and into a lovely 500 square foot bungalow Florida home. But we are certainly enjoying the challenge, which leads us to our next announcement!
I have formally accepted a position working with K-9 Perceptions in Tampa! I'm still working with Lap of Love, which is an amazing organization, but am now ready to start accepting a full docket of training clients in Florida. I've joined a team so that I can update this blog with more fun dog tips/tricks and thoughts regularly, and focus on training, rather than running a full time business. This means you can expect to see many more blog posts! I will be updating the Ruff Translating site to reflect that all of my training clients will now be scheduled through K-9 Perceptions, and this will become a place fully for rants, videos, pictures, and all things dog training related outside of scheduling with me! I'm so excited for this shift on the site, and more so to meet all of the Tampa Pups!! Please feel free to share and help me spread the word that we are here, we are ready/able to help dogs and families- we are still getting to know Tampa so your votes of confidence will definitely help me reach more pups and their people.