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Client Profile: Morrissey

Author: Katie Moody | Date: July 31, 2014

Every class session, we like to dig a little bit deeper into the back story of one of our clients. This time, it’s Morrissey’s turn.


Breed: Boston Terrier
Age: 6 months
Client Name: Brian and Tina Trost
Class: Pooch Academy
Trainers: Katie Moody, with Jennifer Kec

How did your dog come to be a part of your family?

We started looking for another dog soon after our last dog passed after a long battle with cancer. We both grew up with various rescues and strays, so it was a little odd to seek a breeder. We felt knowing the lineage and health history of our next dog would be to our advantage. We found a wonderful person in Shoals, Indiana, who shows AKC Boston Terriers, so we got on the waiting list. Seven months later, we were able to get Morrissey.

What did you hope to achieve by training?

We hoped to learn how to keep Morrissey a well-behaved dog. He is a crazy puppy right now, but he’s very smart. We want to work our way up to agility classes.

What is the most valuable thing you’ve learned in class?

How to watch his body language to try and figure out if he is stressed, or ok with meeting other dogs. He seems to have more interest in humans.

What was your dog’s favorite part of class?

Katie! I think he would leave us for her.

Give us one (or more) fun facts about your dog.

He’s a total clown! He is named after our favorite singer/songwriter/author from the Smiths. We almost didn’t get him. The breeder told us she was keeping him, but when he was born with one white ear, she realized he would be disqualified from shows, so she let us take him. We LOVE that white ear!


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