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Dog breeder builds school for customers

Mr Timothy Githogori trains one of his dogs at Wamadogs Training Institute in Naivasha last week. Photo/Joyce Kimani
Mr Timothy Githogori trains one of his dogs at Wamadogs Training Institute in Naivasha last week. Photo/Joyce Kimani 

A few kilometres from Naivasha town is a building named Wa-madogs. What? Wa-madogs? Well, it means “one who belongs to, or trains, dogs.” Inside the building is a rare business name: Wa-madogs Dogs Training Academy.

The centre trains people who plan to keep dogs on how to handle the animals. It also equips those who have a passion for dogs, yet can’t go near them because of fear, with skills to deal with them.

Disappointed by the way most people mistreated dogs, Timothy Githogori was convinced that they needed formal training to enable them relate with man’s best friend. Every time he sold a dog to a client he was left a worried man, particularly when he was not sure of how the new owner would handle the canine.

“For me parting with a dog is emotional enough, but being unsure of the happy future of the same gives me sleepless nights,” said Mr Githogori.