Johanna, Tupu & Meisi
My name is Johanna, and I’m originally from Kuopio, Finland. I’ve been living in Tampere for almost seven years, and Tampere truly feels like a home to me. I’m living with two lovable dogs, 3-year-old Finnish Lapphund Tupu, and soon-to-be 2-year-old Miniature American Shepherd Meisi. Meisi arrived from France when she was 8 weeks old. In addition, I have two co-owned dogs, Nocco (soon 1 yo) and Sefia (1 yo), both Mini Americans as well. I work as a special education teacher, and my dogs get to work with me from time to time.
We’re actively involved in dog sports. Tupu does rally-obedience and Meisi agility, but she also has experience in obedience and rally-o. In addition to training actively, I’m also interested in competing. Tupu has already shown her skills in rally with a title RTK1 and has competed once in advanced class. We also enjoy hiking, especially the relaxing kind with delicious food packed along. In summer we head out to Finnish Lapland to conquer the fells!
I’m inspired by the endless dimensions of dog training. Things can be achieved in so many ways, but for me, the goal is to offer experiences of success and joy of working together. I find it important to provide a well-balanced life for my dogs, where both rest and activities are equally balanced. My dogs enjoy both treats and play, and of course praise as well. They get to run around freely and do dog-like behaviour, like searching for their food and other sniffing activities. My girls also enjoy snuggles and lounging on the couch, which are important, daily moments for us as well.
I’m also interested in dog breeding, and I’m endlessly thirsty for more information on the topic. I’m carefully hoping for the first Minimeising litter for 2022, but Mother Nature will ultimately decide whether this plan comes true. So hopefully this year, in addition to our active everyday life, you get to follow the growth of our puppy litter as well.
I was excited to apply as Pompassador because the cheerful and colorful Pomppa coats have been in our use for a long time already. They are easy to wear, practical and vibrant, which appeals to me. My dogs appreciate the leg-strapless design and the great fit. Even though my dogs have relatively long fur, they often need clothes for training and in very windy weather. I’m excited to spread the word of Pomppa around this year as a Pompassador! It’s going to be easy when you’ve been a happy customer for a long time already.
You’re welcome to follow our daily life and Pompassador journey on Instagram @minimeising!