Heidi, Hilma & Kiara
Presenting “Koirakaruselli”, aka Heidi, Hilma and Kiara:
Our team includes 10-year-old Hilma, a natural-born rock star and adventurer, and also 7-year-old Kiara, a sensitive and artistic dreamer. Admiring and documenting the lives of these two Bichon Frisés is a 27-year-old, soon-to-be-graduated sociologist, whose passions include photography, writing, agility and hiking. Together we form a unique and cheerful team that’s easily recognizable by their purple-toned clothing, wiggly tails, puppy-eyes and of course Hilma’s exceptional rock star hair! We’re generally based in Helsinki but can sometimes be spotted elsewhere in Finland.
Both Hilma and Kiara are former agility dogs, and we used to spend a lot of time traveling to competition and training events with Hilma. My philosophy on dog training has remained the same throughout the years: If my dog leaves the training field knowing they are the best dog in the world, I have succeeded as a trainer and an owner. The same value also defines our daily life and coexistence. My dogs are a part of our family, they go wherever we go. Even though we will no longer return to agility, we’re learning a new way of life together – we’ve tried nose work as well as rally-obedience. In addition, Hilma occasionally gets to cheer people up by working as a care dog.
During the past six years we have gone through many hardships, as both Kiara and Hilma went through a major knee surgery. Living with and rehabilitating older, knee-operated dogs has brought a new perspective to life and taught us to appreciate the time we have together. My dogs’ health, well-being, happiness and activity-filled life means everything to me.
I’m really excited about this year – in many ways it will be full of hope, gratitude and moments of joy. The year will include continuing the rehabilitation process, plenty of trips to the woods and cities, genuine everyday life and also puppy-filled dreams. As an ambassador, I’m looking forward to many joyful moments, colorful antics and inspiring adventures <3 It’s an insanely great honor to be a Pompassador and I can’t wait to see all the fun that’s to come!
You’re welcome to follow our Pompassador adventures on Instagram @koirakaruselli!