Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Just a quickie

For those who do not "do" Facebook (I know that is most people - maybe Helen?) I wanted to try and put the video of Bex on here from his first show at the weekend - he only had one run and there were parts of the course I was not sure how to do as I have not done much pulling him off things - he was only 18 months and 2 days. I didn't care it was an E as Bex did not really know and I thought it was good experience to start him off at the venue where we train - although it is of course not that noisy or busy at training! Still lot's to work on - especially the wait as I was not confident he would wait in those circs so just ran him off the line.

Kaiser got a 17th on the same course and Cad a 7th in the 6-7 Jumping. It was a very busy day and I did enjoy it but am also glad it's over for another year - we were inspected by a Field Officer and scored Excellent - phew!

Sunday, 20 November 2011

The blog must go on!

Well either post again or bin it lol - still love reading everyone elses just don't seem to have the inspiration to write my own however these are busy but exciting times as Bex is coming up 18 months - he may do a couple of shows over the winter we shall see how it goes but really the end of November is a funny time to be old enough so next Spring we can look forward to competing.

We have been lucky enough to attend training days with people who I greatly respect as trainers and admire them running their own dogs and we have learnt loads - it's just putting it all into practice! We went on a 3 day agility camp back at the end of August and trained with Dave Munnings, Lucy Osborne and Sian Illingworth, a different trainer each day and we did 90 mins in the morning and afternoon and social things too.

More recently I have trained Bex again with Dave Munnings and with Nancy Hudson and Natasha Wise, he has his fabric crate to go into between runs or he starts to go a bit nuts....ooops!

Just yesterday we trained with Natasha and Trevor Greenslade took a lovely photo of Bex - it's the first one I have of him doing agility so a really special photo to me :)

To give the others a little mention too - Kaiser has had a couple of really good results - a 3rd in 3-5 Combined Agility at Gillingham and a 2nd in Grade 3 Agility at Lune (Oct), he still finds it hard to concentrate all the way round the course and if something takes his attention he looses so much time doh! An Alan Score photo from back in the summer.

Cadbury is as scruffy fluffy barky lovely as ever - well to me anyway lol - an Alan Score photo of him too

Oh dear it looks like his ears needed a brush lol

Fog getting older and more leaky - hate it when dogs get old :( This photo is from a few years back

And a Fog and Jaf one from a good few years back too

That's all for now must get on with paperwork things for North Downs Show... x

(thanks to Alan for the Bex photo at the top of the page)