I absolutely love dogs. I have two collie x springer spaniels, both of them compete in agility regularly in both UKA and Kennel Club competitions all around the country.
When it comes to caring for dogs I know to make sure that their well-being is my priority. I believe that for a dog to fully enjoy life it should experience all aspects to the full. I like to fully engage with the dog to get to know its personality and what they like/don't like, this is important in order to create a reliable relationship with the dog.
Having fun with dogs is one of the most important things although I do believe that we influence a lot of their behaviour which is why I feel if they are doing some wrong or we have told them not to do something then we should not encourage them to do so. However, when they have done something positive I believe they should be rewarded either through treats or their favourite toy. I have found this method to be successful through training my own dogs at agility.
** I work Monday-Friday but can do all evenings EXCEPT Wednesdays. I am available most weekends at any time as long as I am not competing.