We spent a month with Donovan--he didn't ask or expect any money so we did help him with the dogs of our own free will. Previously, we had spent hours & hours on the phone with him--he helped us out enormously. What he helped us with would cost $$$$$ from anyone else--we were his friends.
At the time we were at the farm, he was going through a very hard time with different issues--his relationship & his drinking problem which he has subsequently dealt with. At first I felt symapthy for him but since I'm a bit of a prude, I kind of drew away from him as a person although I still respected his ability & willingness to help us. When we had any problem or question he always helped us out.
When I first started training Foxx (10 years ago), I didn't know anything about working dogs. Donovan helped us through everything. You know, when we moved to LV my husband let me stay home & learn to train dogs--I was very lucky because we travelled, worked with the best trainers & I studied every aspect of dog training & behavior. My book learning coming from behaviorists & all types of trainers proved every single thing Donovan told us while we were total novices, was right.
E-Dog - 2012 WPBTCA National Championships
The time when screech owls and Bandogges howl and spirits walk and ghosts break up their graves.
Act I, Scene IV of William Shakespeare's "King Henry VI"