Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Dan workshop and Sheltie AGM

Last week Matt had a rare day off from work and we went up to Lians for a Dan workshop with Spark and Bru. The added bonus was that Brooke got to meet her great nephews and niece who at ten days old were teeny weeny! She just loves babies!! 💕

Here is Bru putting the whole course together, he was amazing doing things he has never done before! 

Spark actually waited pretty well in her crate between goes...despite pulling some great faces!! 

We almost managed to put the whole course together! Just missed one jump but by this point we were both shattered! 

We have had some beautiful warm weather over the last few days, its been about 18 degrees! Bracken approves and has been sunbathing in the garden

The doglets have been overseeing us doing some gardening over the weekend, its nice to be sorting stuff out and planting some seeds.

We had the working section AGM on sunday and Brodie and Brooke did well both getting placed in the rally and agility leagues! Matthew and I have resigned from the committee after ten years (8 years of being treasurer/trophy sec) but will hopefully still be running the sheltie agility show.

Brax standing next to her lovely breeder June, it was lovely to catch up with her! 

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Mum visit and running contact workshop :-)

One of the frosty mornings last week, all wrapped up but the sun actually had some heat to it! 🌞

The shelties were so relaxed once it had thawed out that they had run rolling and lying in the sun!

Brax always keeps her coat on tho as she is a bit skinny!

On Thursday evening my Mum came down to visit for the weekend, we had run exploring a local wood with the boys in the morning

And then we explored Wendover woods with Sparkle before Brax went to have her laser session :-)  We found the gruffalo!

On Saturday we went to Wrest park and took all the dogs round the grounds, it was beautiful there! 

Me and my lovely Mummy!

Rare photo of me, Matthew and the dogs all together! 

On Sunday Bru did a running contacts workshop with Becky Sinclair, he did a couple of straight on runs which were amazing but not filmed and then we worked on soft turns, here is a video of his plank work! 

Monday, 11 February 2019

Brodie's 12th Birthday and M&M's show!

How is my beautiful boy 12 years old?!! 💙💙💙 Words cannot describe how much I love this dog! He is just a dog in a million and I'm blessed to have him in my life. He celebrated his birthday weekend by having a run around at M&M's show, even doing the contact equipment with great confidence...a little bit too much confidence on his dog walk!! I had retired him from agility but he seems better on the new height dog walk so will see how we go.

The other doglets did really well, Brooke was on good form winning her jumping and dong two lovely nfc agility runs. Spark only did one agility run but it was a good nfc as she remembered how to do a stopped dog walk! Bru tried weaves in teh ring for the first time but obviously isn't quite ready yet, it didn't help that we couldn't use his manners minder! He is taking a really long time to learn to weave but I guess each dog has something they struggle with and slowing down is his issue!! Him and Spark did a very soggy workshop on friday with Jenny Kimber and they did really well, here are a couple of videos :-)