Jilly trains working dogs, and two of her Labrador pups, Darcy and Magic, are off to Sweden to live with Isac, who’s also a trainer of working dogs. (Jilly tells us they are fox red/dark yellow labs.)

When Animalcouriers arrived, we were greeted by a mass of beautiful Labradors, all bouncing about saying, “Me please, talk to me please!”. Courier J tried hard to get a photo but it was all a blur.

Until Jilly produced a whistle from her pocket and blew a signal. The dogs sat down immediately and looked at her.

“Wish I could do that,” said courier M. “I’ve only got one dog and I can’t get her to do that!”