Roger Caras said "Dogs are not our whole life but they make our lives whole." He was wrong. When you live with four, obedience train two, agility train two and co-own a dog boutique:(GollyGear); dogs are your life. And life is good.
Friday, May 18, 2012
I could see Tango saying to himself, "Yawn... This same old stuff? Sit, down, over, weave. Not gonna happen." And he sat down and didn't budge. And, while it's true, that same old stuff still needs lots of work, we needed to mix things up. So I introduced a new behavior - jump! From a sit, I ask Tango to jump and he's supposed to jump straight up in the air. It's starting out that he's standing on his back legs for a cookie, but he'll get there, and he seems to like our new game. - Fran
Hope and Fran are sisters and owners of GollyGear - a shop specializing in fun, affordable, and practical products especially for small dogs.
We believe that dogs are wonderful companions and their presence enriches our lives. We also know how difficult it can be to find appropriate "gear" for our small dogs, which is why we founded Golly Gear. We make it a point to discover the best products for small dogs and share them with other, devoted dog lovers.
Fran has two dogs: Tango, a 4-year-old Brussels Griffon who got off to a bit of a rough start, but is rapidly becoming an amazingly wonderful companion, and Booker, a Boston Terrier puppy born in November of 2012. Hope has Dax, an eight-year old French Bulldog with Novice Agility and Novice Agility Jumper titles; Teddy a 3-year-old fawn Frenchie with attitude and Open Standard and Jumpers titles; and Roc, an 11-year-old Brussels Griffon, who decided to retire with Novice titles in Obedience and Rally and now proudly practices his couch-potato prowess.
Golly Gear is named for Fran's Brussels Griffon, Golly - who was a discriminating judge of all things dog throughout her life.