Entertain your dogs nose – Introduction to scentwork

I’ve come home from a workshop today absolutely buzzing. It’s been a while since I’ve chosen and paid to attend a workshop with my dogs, partly due to the lack of money and time since moving house last December, but … Continue reading

Race for Life Pretty Muddy

What. A. LAUGH! Pretty Muddy, Race for Life for Cancer Research. Phew! Earlier this year my best friend pushed me to enter this. 5k race with muddy obstacles, sounds right up my street! (Well, except for running 5k!). Unfortunately I … Continue reading

Helvellyn!

Two years after we conquered Scafell Pike the four of us set off for the weekend to tick off another peak from our wish list. I’m not any fitter than I was when I did Scafell, and actually due to … Continue reading

Summer favourites

Now that summer is over I thought I’d look back at the products I’ve been reaching for the most this season. They’re not really specific summer items so useful all year round. Dog stuff first! Cocktail sausages When you’re training … Continue reading

Don’t just manage, make changes

When we want to change a dogs behaviour there’s often a lot of different tools and options we can use to try and do this. One of the most common dilemmas we can find ourselves in is the choice between … Continue reading

Zebby goes camping

Due to calving and other commitments Ash and I had one chance to get away and go camping this summer, so despite having a young puppy we thought we may as well get him used to it now and get … Continue reading

#Farm24

#Farm24 happened on Thursday 10th August. Sponsored by Morrisons, it is designed to spread the message and raise awareness about the hard work and passion that goes in to British farming. From 5am on 10th to 5am on 11th farmers … Continue reading

First week with my new puppy

Well what a whirlwind of a week it’s been! I can’t believe Zebby has been here for a week already. There’s certainly been ups and downs but he’s made huge steps in just a week and it feels like he … Continue reading

Frozen yoghurt & cool coats

Today we all took a break from work & home and ventured out for the day to the Cheshire Show.  Thankfully it was slightly cooler than recent days this week but still pretty hot, so I took Guinness’ Ruffwear Cool … Continue reading

Spring Favourites

My monthly favourite posts have been not so monthly at the moment. Then I spotted a fabulous idea on OkGoAgility (I’ll talk about them more later) and they had swapped from monthly to seasonal favourite posts, so I am going … Continue reading

Puppy prep

As the day I pick Zebedee up draws closer I’ve been getting prepared for the addition of a new puppy in to the house. It started off with buying some second hand puppy harnesses when I saw them come up … Continue reading

Summer Events in Cheshire & Staffordshire

I love a good game fair, nothing beats wandering around a field in boots looking at stalls of outdoor clothing and handcrafted sculptures, plus watching fantastic displays of horse riding, sheepdog training, motorbikes and more. There are plenty of events … Continue reading

New puppy

I’m so excited, I’m getting a new puppy, the next addition to my family, a liver working cocker spaniel boy! I’ve wanted a new puppy and a second dog for a while now but the timing hasn’t quite been right. … Continue reading

Spring on the Farm

When I first moved here in December I mentioned how excited I was to see the farm change in the seasons, well I’ve certainly not been disappointed! Spring has brought a wash of colour, activity and life. Gradually the trees … Continue reading