I did all his courses, sometimes twice, before culminating in a 21-day course in Battersea London in 2005. At this stage I had bought my own house in order to adopt my first dog, a boxer mix called Oscar, and give him the life he deserved. He was a challenging dog who was going to teach me a lot! After the course, to my surprise and delight, John asked me to become one of his 6 associates. This meant I would assist him at courses, and he would be available to assist me if I had any questions with training or behaviour sessions I was doing.