Todorhaus German Shepherds has been using Colette
Livingston as a handler for many years. Looking back through show pictures
we have many showing her with our dogs when she was a young girl of 13, a
sparky teenager, and now as a professional handler.
What has always impressed me about Colette is, first her
concern for the dogs, and second her presentation of them. She makes sure
they are healthy, happy, and enjoy the show situations. I have traveled
with her on occasion and know for a fact that she is up at the crack of
dawn and is still taking care of them late into the night. It usually
takes me days to recover from a weekend of trying to keep up with her. My
dogs are always presented in Colette's poised-professional manner, they
are clean and well groomed, and are always shown at their best.
Her boarding facilities are also impressive. I have been
to her kennel and have seen how clean it is. The dogs have large runs with
plenty of fresh air and sunshine. I jokingly tell people that my dogs are
going to Camp Livingston for some fun and relaxation.
There is one aspect of sending your dogs with Colette that
a person may not like. The dogs tend to WORSHIP Colette, and those of you
that think your dog could not love or live without you may be in for a
rude awakening. My personal feeling is if the dogs love her that much
something must be right.
Last but not least is the cost of showing. Colette keeps
the cost reasonable and the billing is done on a timely basis. She is very
professional in her book keeping, giving you a detailed expense report for
I have recommended her to other dog people, they have used
her and have been very satisfied with her care of their dogs and the
professional manner in which they were treated.
Todorhaus German Shepherds