Appeal issued as Storm Eunice devastates LM-K9 dog training center
A devastated business owner who was hit hard by Storm Eunice calls on local dog lovers to help rebuild his business after everything he had was destroyed.
The marquee that served as a safe space for dogs and their owners to come and train in all weathers is now just a setting, with the equipment scattered in the surrounding fields.
Merchandise, crates and office furniture that were inside the marquee were blown away following the devastation.
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Company owner Liam McArthur is a fully qualified dog trainer and behaviorist. He started his business with the goal of helping as many people as possible build better relationships with their dogs.
The LM-K9 company works with dogs that have serious behavioral problems and is often used as a last resort for aggressive animals.
Liam, the owner of LM-K9, said: “I mainly work with the more aggressive dogs and working breeds so it’s normally one last chance for the dogs before they get to me to be honest. . I have a motto that I basically can’t dismiss dogs.
“If I can’t fix them, no one can!” 99% of my clients come from other dog trainers. So the working breeds like Dobermans, German Shepherds, and Rottweilers that most people don’t want to race because they have a biting history, I will race them if I can.
Liam has raised a total of £3,045 with 65 donations so far, beating his target of £2,500.
He said: “To be honest, I’m massively overwhelmed. My clients are amazing to be fair and they always help with everything, but this was just ridiculous, I couldn’t believe it.
“I thought everything would be fine and I would have some help, but we managed to reach our goal within a few hours.”
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Liam added: “The marquee allowed me to protect my customers from the weather and allowed me to be able to never refuse a dog and its owner. Something I never want to have to do.
“My priority is to get LM-K9 back to what it was and stronger.”
McArthur’s plan is to rebuild it to its former glory with the help of some of his dedicated customers.
If you would like to donate to help Liam recover his business from the devastation that was Storm Eunice, click here.