A Little Bit About Moriah…Posted on April 5, 2017 by Blaine Kennels
We are so happy for Moriah, as she heads off to the Cesar Millan dog training in California. We thought it would be fun to hear her story, so we asked her to share a little bit about herself. We were not surprised to find out that Moriah has always loved dogs, as she is a natural when it comes to training.
Have you always loved dogs?
Yes, I’ve been around dogs since the day I was born. When I was little, I trained my rat terrier, Sammy, to climb to the top of the bunk beds (my sister & I shared a room) and back down. I also trained him how to go up & down the slides on the playground. I thought I was so cool because all the kids loved watching Sammy work for me.
Did you have dogs growing up?
Yes, dogs have been a part of my entire life. We had a German Shepherd /Wolf hybrid named Shelby, when I was really little. She was named after a town in Shelby, Iowa. We adopted a Rat Terrier puppy named Scooter. He was an awesome soccer player. We enjoyed the Rat Terrier breed so much that we ended up adopting Sammy (the one who can climb ladders and slide down slides) for a birthday present for me. He’s almost 17 now. I ended up adopting a little Yellow Lab puppy when my best friend’s dog had puppies, which was also a birthday present. I got the pick of the litter. His name is Remington and he is going to be 8 years old in May. I also have my little Yorkiepoo named Bentley. He’s my little anxiety dog. I bring him with me everywhere. Things don’t seem as scary when he’s with me. And then there is Ellas. I ended up rescuing Ella (who has changed my life in so many ways). I can’t express how thankful I am to have her.
How long have you worked at Blaine Kennels?
I’ve been working at Blaine Kennels for about 3 years.
Do you have a special dog at Blaine Kennels that you have connected with while you have worked there?
Yes, Petey. He was a rescue from The Great Pyrenees Rescue. His previous owner did not treat him very well. He came to us in pretty rough shape. He is now living a very happy life. I will never, ever forget Petey.
When were you asked to go to the Caesar Milan dog training event?
I was asked about a week ago. I’m still in shock!
Were you excited when you found out?
I was beyond excited when I found out. Cesar Millan has been my idol since I was a little girl. When I was little, I told everyone that if I ever got cancer, my dying wish would be to meet and work with Cesar Millan for a day. I can’t believe my dream is coming true. Thank you, Jackie & Thomas. Dreams do come true!!
What are you most excited about?
I’m most excited about the fact that I am going to come back from this with more knowledge & information. I will have the experience to understand & balance a wider variety of the dogs. I am also excited to become a better trainer than the one I am today. Training is my life, my passion, and my soul. I’m so truly blessed for this opportunity.
Good luck, Moriah!!! We can’t wait to hear about her adventures at the Cesar Millan dog training in California. Take lots of pictures for us!!