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My name is Lesli Hyland. In my forty seven years on this earth, my home and my heart have been graced with the company of twenty dogs. Many came to me as seniors. All of them taught me something and helped determine the course of my life. I am a dog trainer because of them. I met my friends because of them. My husband and I are are forever bonded by our mutual connection to them. As a dog trainer I have access to other people's dogs and I am allowed to share in their unique relationships. The dogs make me a better person by forcing me to closely examine my motivation, my actions and my choices. Everything I do affects their behavior, safety and happiness. It is an awesome responsibility. The dogs keep me honest.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013


I took the dogs for a hike the other day.
We spend a lot of time there.  
The mix of fields, woods, streams and the pond make it our favorite spot.
I was afraid that it would be too hard to be there without Belle.
I shouldn't have worried.
Belle was everywhere.

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