As the nation goes 'back to school' crazy as we roll on into Septmeber, let's think about the sort of 'schooling' your true friends have. Maybe you have a dog who was the star of the puppy obedience classes - or maybe they were not. Maybe they have entered shows and won rosettes. Maybe you try to educate your pet yourself. I know I try - and fail on a daily basis with one of them. How do you try to train your pet? How do they respond? Are they willing pupils or do they need to be stood in the naughty corner with the dunce's hat on?
And let's be honest here. 9 times out of 10 isn't it we who are the pupils and who get 'educated' by our pets!
Let's see what you make of educating your true friend