In 1985 I saw in a pet shop in Rijswijk (South-Holland, NL) a German Shepherd pup sitting all alone in a bench. I found that so pitiful that I bought her. It was a female of 8 weeks old and I called her ‘Lady’. It was a very nice dog with lots of temperament. After we had followed a few obedience classes, which she completed with excellent results, I became enthusiastic about dog training, especially IPO. With Lady I trained at a Working Bouvier Group. With her I obtained the UV (stamina), VZH (Begleit Hund), IPO I, II and III certificate.