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Joanna Hewelt

Joanna says, "I was 15 years old when I got my first dog. I always dreamed about working with dogs.”

Search and Rescue

Joanna joined the Search and Rescue Group of Voluntary Fire Department in Gdansk in 1999.

Following on...

Joanna also got involved in dog sports, mainly Obedience.

Joanna's current dogs

The famous Airedale Terrier ‘Lord Ludwig' (5 years old) and her 12 year old yellow Labrador ‘Hugo'.

What is your biggest or most memorable success?

"My biggest success is that I reached the highest level of obedience and search and rescue with a Terrier. This is a difficult breed but we managed to beat other breeds including many Shepherds and Retrievers!”

As an owner, competitor and instructor Joanna has numerous reasons to be proud...

"Both my dogs passed the exams of searching in open area and on disaster area. Also my Terrier got many prizes in obedience trials……. in 2009 he won the Polish Obedience Cup in Class 2 and also the 1st prize in Polish Championship in International Class.”

"I am very satisfied with CSJ food and my dogs also. They are in great condition and I like the herbal smell of the food.” Joanna Hewelt

Joanna can be contacted at joannahewelt@gmail.com

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Donna Waring 'Calm Down!'

I wanted to let you know about the success I’ve had with Calm Down and my fourth puppy Kizzy.  I took Kizzy to training group and she was barked at solidly for 4 weeks of the class by one of those little pug crosses.   By week 5 my pup Kizzy had started to retaliate and bark back, and she was looking at the door all the time and was very uncomfortable.  This then escalated into a fear of small dogs where she would bark every time she passed one.

I gave her a break for 3 or 4 weeks from training and then took her back, but the minute we got outside the venue the barking and panting and stress behaviour began again, even though this was a different group of puppies.

So I then began working with her myself, introducing her to dogs of various different sizes, taking her free running off the lead with them and things, and I also put her on Calm Down.  I then spent about 5 months ringing around various dog clubs and groups to try and find one to take Kizzy to.  The problem I had was that when they heard I was totally blind, they insisted on me bringing someone with me, and as I live alone, I had no one to take. 

Finally, I found one last week where they were willing for me and Kizzy to come alone.  I took her along and all my hard work and the Calm Down had done its stuff.  She was absolutely fine and just barked twice the whole of the time we were there.  So on week two which was yesterday, they were doing a Kennel Club Bronze test.  I put Kizzy in thinking it would be good practice for her even if she failed, and she passed!  What is more, she greeted a little Jack Russell Chihuahua cross nicely without barking, which hadn’t been there last week.  And she sat beside me minding her own business while I had cuddles with the dog. 

This is the best calming product I have ever tried.  Don’t get me wrong, you have to put the work in.  But if you work hard and use the product in conjunction, you can achieve a lot.

Donna

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