Working dog owner as well as entrepreneur, writer, researcher, unshakable optimist, trainer of dogs at the club and avid IPO Dog Sport Competitor. I am dedicated to helping my partner i.e fur buddy, with the best I can find.
Born and bred in Cape Town and raised with Maltese and parrots, it all started with my first “big dog”, a German Shepherd dog called Bruno. We started normal companionship training – and I was hooked!
Gabriel – the best teacher ever!
Dog training found it’s way to my introduction of IPO (International Working Trials).
My best teacher in this sport was Gabriel, my second German Shepherd (you can see that by now I am a German Shepherd girl!).
When Gabriel retired, I bought my first imported German Shepherd from working lines, Ornella and I have not looked back. I’m not an outdoorsy person, except when training my dogs.
According to my husband, I am horribly competitive, (a statement I vehemently deny) – and raging against that accusation, I entered my first National IPO Competition and together with Ornella, came 1st in IPO2.
Give me my dogs and my laptop – and my passions have an outlet! This suits me down to the ground. My love for sporting dogs provide me with direction and being awkward with people, I love that my dogs understand me perfectly! You will see that some of my posts have a particular leaning to sporting dogs.
But sporting dogs have their own hang-ups.
Protecting my dogs from the rigours of sporting wear and tear on their bodies is my main priority – and so my first import was Sashas Blend.
Best thing I could have done!! I have yet to experience a product that works this well in looking after my dog’s joints. Even at the age of 10, Gabriel had no joint degeneration, no arthritis, no aches or pains.
Ornella started on Sashas Blend on the day she arrived in SA, (A+ hips) – and now my puppy, Artemis is on Sashas from 8 weeks old.
The same goes for all our products at Dog Solutions.
I wanted optimum teeth and breath and because my own stomach is a bit dodgy, I looked for the best in digestive health aid I could find for my dogs – research led me to PlaqueOff Animal and Stomax.
I needed to share this with my friends from dog sports and fellow dog lovers – and the rest is history. I love what I do.
I’ve been asked:
“So how did you get here?”
This Is How We Roll!
We do this because we love it!
Our business is built on love. We’re dreamers and doers who believe in relentlessly exploring what’s possible. We’re passionate, playful and deeply invested in our pets’ wellbeing.
You cannot compete with quality!
We collaborate with leading laboratories developing unique products on the market, tested and patented for animals and humans, sold by leading veterinarians and our online store.
All products are of the highest quality, developed and manufactured strictly according to European regulations and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards.
We don’t do mediocre
We give everything 150% and then some more. We’re obsessive about exceeding expectations and going above and beyond for you, ourselves and each other. There is just no other way of operating.
Trust is everything!
We’re plain-speakers. We mean what we say. We’re honest with our customers, our audience and each other. If our articles or products aren’t right for you, we’ll say so. When mistakes happen, we take responsibility and work our tails off to make things right.
We‘re here to change your pet’s world
Every act of giving counts. We create world-class free content and donate a portion of all revenue to some of the most exciting and effective non-profits in dog sports. As William James said, “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”
We believe everything is Figure-outable
Doesn’t matter what you want to create, experience or make happen for yourself or your pets. We hold an unshakeable belief in possibilities. That with humility, passion and focus — we can make just about anything come to life – just add a little spirit.
We‘ve got your back
Anything we recommend is because we truly and genuinely believe in it. You have our word: any affiliated endorsements are clearly disclosed, plain and simple. We don’t make money off other people’s backs.
We love our customers
You’re the reason we exist. You help us create meaningful change in this world for you and your pets. We’re obsessive about customer happiness, responding to emails and working non-stop to make sure you feel as valued, respected and appreciated as you truly are.
We sell stuff
We’re really proud to import and sell some of the best supplements available in South Africa and the world. Our goal is to have every customer feel blown-away by their pet’s experience and know they’re aligned with a company that truly cares about them and their fur buddies for the long-haul.
We have a Kind People Only policy
Trolls and other ignoratos who demonstrate mean-spirited, dishonest or douchetastic behavior are not welcome — in our community or as customers. That also extends to any practice of ageism, racism, sexism or any other ism that’s born from purposeful or lazy ignorance, bigotry and hate.
We’re not for everyone
Our sense of humor is off-beat and our sense of optimism is unstoppable. We’re irreverent and straight-shooting. We take a strong stand for kindness. We take our work seriously, but not ourselves.
We have fun doing it all!
Company mantra: if it ain’t fun, it don’t get done. And so, Take your Pet to Work day, is everyday!
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