Author Archives: Guy Ellis

About Guy Ellis

Has trained German Shepherd dogs for Search and Rescue years ago. Maintaines a pack of mixes and purebreds and lives with his pack and trains on a regular basis. Is a qualified instructor in dog training at a training club in Iceland.

First fumbling steps with two dogs


I don’t know why dog training comes so easy to me. In my teenage years my closest buddy was a dog. I was living on a farm sustaining emotional abuse from my uncles and aunts. Preferring their mild version to the shattering type from my mother. Attending public school in a country side of Iceland means a barren social environment. Being a stranger to the other kids, … Continue reading

K?ta the stray puppy becomes mine


I was almost thirty-eight and still there was no dog in my life. I had spent a year in solitude healing from stormy relationship and emotional abuse, which had been a torture?for six long years. I still hadn?t recovered my a?belief in myself or my self esteem. I had just begun taking a look around in the dating market. I had a chat one evening with a … Continue reading

Coming in from the cold


For eight years I worked as a computer trainer, teaching normal people how to harness the power of computers. For a while I worked with a woman who was a breeder in her spare time. It always amazed me how she lived. She had found a place just outside the city of Reykjav?k, where she kept up to twelve dogs at a time. There she had a … Continue reading

A Sheepdog named Loppa


My first dog wasn?t mine. Her name was Loppa and she belonged to my granny. She was a farm dog. Loppa was a Border Collie and quite intelligent. Before she came to the farm there had been a string of dogs. At least three dogs had met unfortunate accidents with cars in the previous five years. Before that time period there had been an excellent dog named … Continue reading

The first puppy


It is always an exciting event to choose a puppy, even for the most experienced dog-people it is a very exiting moment. Visiting a litter just to see, makes you want to take a puppy home. Babies are always and tender, wether human or from other animals. Yet, puppies have some special charisma and smell that simply melts your heart. Their cute little noses and paws, their … Continue reading