Tina Hinds IPDTA-CDT
I had been doing retail management as a career, but after 13 years, decided I needed to do something different. Very different. I've always had an instant bond with animals of all sorts for as long as I can remember, so when I heard of dog walking as a business I jumped at the opportunity! I honestly can't imagine doing anything else. I have fallen in love with every one of the dogs I walk. In 2020 I decided I needed to learn more about my dogs. What they are trying to tell me and how I can be a better dog mom. I received my dog training certification through CCS in April 2022. But the education didn't stop there. I received a certificate of completion for Aggression in Dogs course, and a certificate of achievement for the L.E.G.S Applied Ethology Family Dog Mediation Professional Course. Along with that I've been attending the annual Dog Behavior Conference with Victoria Stilwell yearly since 2021 to keep up with the newest and latest information.
I met Tina in 2014, when my mom decided I needed someone to come and walk me in the afternoon. I'm very picky about who I will allow to take me for a walk, but she seemed nice when we met, so I let her take me to the front door of our building. But no further! My mom was home and I wasn't about to leave her home alone. A few days later when my mom was at work, Tina came for our first walk. I was still a bit a apprehensive, but she brought treats with her, so I went along. By the end of the week, we were great friends! I loved going with her!! As soon as I heard her unlock the door I was there to greet her with a big bark HELLO! We would play fetch at the park, and my favorite was when we would stop on the trail for a snack. One sad day in the summer, my mom passed away. I was so sad and I missed her very much. I didn't know where I was going to live. A few days later, Tina showed up at the house. I was so happy to see her I could barely control myself! Then she told me I was coming home. I was so happy I eagerly jumped in the car and went home with her! Now, I get to walk with her and play with other dogs all the time! We're inseparable and Life is great again
Tina's Update - Rosie and I had 2.5 wonderful, amazing years together. We did everything together as I'm sure you can see by all the pics I have posted of her! I couldn't have had a more loving, loyal, patient, sweet dog. Sadly, she passed away peacefully in her sleep on October 12, 2016. I will love and miss you forever Rosie....
My story starts when I was 6 months old. I was living happily with my siblings and parents. Then one day, my siblings and I had to go live somewhere else. It was so scary!! I was in a strange house with strange people and I refused to leave my crate. I was hoping they would take me back home, I really missed my family. But I couldn't go back. Next thing I know, I'm put in this thing called a plane....never again!! It was dark, loud and really really scary!! When we got off the plane, I was picked up by another stranger. She brought me to her home and when she opened the crate...I hid under the table in a corner! No way was I going on another ride...or leaving the house ever again!! Well shortly after I got there, the lady that picked me up offered me some yummy treats. Well, I was hungry...so I ate them. Maybe she wasn't such a scary stranger after all. She had another dog there named Jake, and he seemed happy to be there. So, I decided to come out of my hiding place and investigate. Maybe this wasn't such a scary place. So I hopped on the couch with her, and she gave me more treats, and gave me lots of affection!! We both fell in love and she told me she wanted to be my new mom. I decided I'm never leaving here again!!! And for 2 days, I didn't leave the house!! As much as she tried to coax me out....no way was I going out to the scary outdoors! With the help of my puppy friends and my new mom, I did eventually come out. And now, I get to go out with mom everyday, go for car rides and play with all my friends!