My 2019 Goals

Zebby Continue to increase his confidence in classes Zebby has been getting better and better in our obedience classes, but he still struggles at times, so it is something I want to keep working at. I’d love for him to … Continue reading

How to get a fast agility dog

I was stood at an agility show a few months ago watching a friend do an amazing jumping round with their young dog. The ladies mum then also did an equally fantastic round, making a small mistake, but the dog … Continue reading

Hunt Chase

Hunt chase may be a term you have heard wafted around, but what does it actually mean and what does it look like? Hunt chase is where a dog performs the act of “hunting” and “chasing” wildlife, most commonly birds, … Continue reading

10k Goal Smashed!

10km has always been the next goal for me. Ever since the Cannock Chase 10k in August I’ve been trying to improve my 5k pace and work towards reaching 10km non-stop running. I’ve started introducing a long run on a … Continue reading

Tough Woofer

A muddy obstacle course for dogs and their owners, what a great idea! I was initially quite apprehensive about how Zebby would cope with all the other dogs, and he was very overwhelmed when we first arrived, but he soon … Continue reading

Decathalon haul

Annoyingly there are no Decathalon stores near to me, so when we needed to take a trip to Warrington today I insisted we make an hour (at least!) to pop in to Decathalon while we would be nearby. Decathalon running … Continue reading

Never forget the importance of foundations

This morning I went to a young dog / puppies flatwork agility session with Jen Lewis. I was a little apprehensive as I haven’t taken Zebby to a class for a few months so I wasn’t sure how he was … Continue reading

My dog likes sniffing people’s crotches

I wanted to write this blog post today to share with everyone that no one is perfect. We all make mistakes. We all have embarrassing moments. We all have cock ups. Okay so that sounds pretty deep right? And could … Continue reading

I did it! Cannock Chase 10k

Back in March when I was managing about 20 minutes of running, covering 3.5km in total, I saw the press release about Border Collie GB having to relocate due to HS2 running right through their property, and I knew I … Continue reading

I’m ready!

Well I’m as ready as I’ll ever be. I’ve got my t-shirt & new running shorts (don’t worry I’m not running in wellies). My running has been progressing really well and I’ve done leg strength work to help with the … Continue reading

Progress!

Saturday! Parkrun day! Finally I had chance to go back to my home parkrun, Cannock Chase. Next week is the Cannock Chase 10k so it was a great chance to test myself around the area. I felt so sluggish this … Continue reading

I finally did it!

I finally ran the whole 5k without stopping! Yesterdays plan was 50 minutes running, but now that my Saturday’s are free again I really fancied doing a parkrun, so I decided to combine the two. I went to The Wammy … Continue reading

My early morning routine

I never used to be a morning person. I would sleep in until as late as possible and then scoff down some breakfast and rush to work. When I moved to the farm with Ash I would often sleep through … Continue reading

My best budget running clothes

I’ve only been running for 5 months but I’ve certainly done a fair bit of trial and error when it comes to running clothes and I’ve now got a handful of go to items that I always reach for. I’m … Continue reading

We have chickens

I can’t believe I’ve not written about the chickens yet! Our lovely 4 ladies have been here for 2 months now and have settled in well. Ash and I have wanted chickens since we moved in and last summer we … Continue reading

Chasing the pacer

As I had a Saturday morning free for once I decided I would go to Parkrun this weekend. My local one at Cannock Chase wasn’t running due to a canicross competition being there so I decided to go and check … Continue reading

Everything you need to know about Cocker Spaniels

The Cocker Spaniel is one of the most popular breeds of dog in the UK, especially since the photos appeared of Prince William and Kate’s gorgeous working cocker Lupo. It was no impulse buy that resulted in Zebby joining our … Continue reading

Donna Louise 5k Fun Run

I entered the Donna Louise 5k fun run at Trentham Gardens as something to aim for and keep me on track. I was going through a bit of a “race excitement” moment and was looking for local 5k’s to enter … Continue reading