We have been tearing ourselves away from the Crufts coverage to get outside in this lovely weather! We had a long walk yesterday and unfortunately newly bathed Brooke puppy decided that she would not only jump in a muddy puddle at high speed but also roll in something nasty :( I think she may have inherited this trait from her mum! Here is a picture of our not very ladylike puppy after her bath and before the puddle incident!!
Well done to all our friends competing at Crufts! There were some amazing runs and it was excellent to see so many shelties doing so well. Bernadette and Zaz, Nancy and Zeki and Amy with Fudge all had fantastic runs - sheltie power!! I could sit and watch great handling all day :-) It did feel weird not going to Crufts this year but at least we could watch it live again.
What is obvious is that takes a lot of hard work, practice and dedication to get to that level. I know that our older two are grade 7 but have hardly had any training all winter (Brodie cos of his back) I think it does them good to have a bit of time out but without equipment and being a 60 mile round trip to our club doesn't help. Hopefully this will be remedied in the next couple of months - watch this space..!