Three is the magic number for doggy trio

A doggy trio prove that three really is the magic number as they help each other in different ways, from guiding their blind best friend to helping with the confidence of a fearful pup.

Storm, a four-year old Collie Cross, Ellie a three-year old Whippet Cross and Jetstream a one-year old Border Collie were all adopted by Sian Murphy a 19- year old freelance dog trainer from Cwmcarn in Wales when she was just 15.

Storm was the first of the three dogs to be adopted to help with Sian’s confidence issues that had caused her great difficulty growing up.

When Sian noticed that Storm was suffering from severe allergies, which caused itching and bald sore patches, she decided to investigate the benefits of a raw diet and decided to switch to a Natures Menu diet.

After changing his diet, Sian saw an immediate improvement in Storm’s condition and he has been fed the brand ever since, as well as being sponsored by Natures Menu.

Storm can perform over 600 tricks including backflips, footstalls and even playing the tambourine at schools, nursing homes and dogs shows nationwide, including the National Pet Show and DogFest.

Sian comments: “Sometimes people do not realise that many dogs just need a change of diet to help improve health issues. With a simple switch to a raw diet, Storm’s condition has vastly improved and as a result so has her overall level of happiness and contentment.”

Storm’s most amazing trick is his care and guidance of his best friend, Ellie whom Sian inherited two years ago, unaware that she was partially blind in one eye requiring constant care.

Storm stepped in to help guide Ellie by allowing her to lean on him as they walk, as well as reassuring her with a cuddle should there be any loud noises and the pair have become inseparable.

Jetstream was the final edition to Sian’s trio, who had an unfortunate start to life having been kept in a small flat with little training or socialisation.

While Jetstream suffers from a fear of people, other dogs, cars and the outdoors, the only time Jetstream feel confident is in the company of Storm and Ellie.

Sian adds: “They’re the best trio of dogs I could ask for. The amount they’ve taught me, friends they’ve allowed me to make and adventures they’ve taken me on are incredible. But the most magical is the memories they’ve helped me to make, which will certainly last me a lifetime.

“Storm, Jetstream and Ellie have not only helped me to become the person I am, the fantastic trip have also grown in confidence with the help of one another.”