Lost/Found A Dog – what to do

It is vital that you know what to do and follow these steps to increase the chance of reuniting owner and dog. This information is based on UK system for lost and stray dogs and may not apply to other … Continue reading

My first half marathon – The Potters Arf

Yesterday I ran a half marathon. A blumin half marathon! I can’t believe it! I have to remind myself of where I have come from, this time last year I found 6.5km to be a difficult long run, and this … Continue reading

Things to consider before going running with your dog

Running with your dog can be very beneficial for you, your dog and your relationship together, however there are lots to consider before you set off. Is your dog fit enough to run with you? First things first consider if … Continue reading

Cathedral to Castle

There’s quite a few races held on the first weekend of April, but when I saw the Cathedral to Castle advertised it instantly appealed! 10 miles, mult-terrain, from Lichfield Cathedral to Tamworth Castle. One of my worst things about running … Continue reading

3 Peaks for 3 Charities

So one night before Christmas I was sat in the pub with a group of my closest friends and I started the discussion of “what shall I do before I turn 30”. Ash and I have always wanted to walk … Continue reading

Husky ride in Finland

A husky ride was on the wish list for our week in Finland. I’ll be honest though, I was a little dubious… I had visions of some poorly kept dogs, been whipped and forced to run beyond exhaustion for the … Continue reading

So why did I keep running

As I mentioned in my last post I’ve started running twice before in my life. Both times I followed the Couch to 5k program from start to finish, and then continued running for a little bit but eventually tailed off … Continue reading

Running for a year

On the 28th December 2017 I set out with both dogs along the farm track for Week 1 of Couch 2 5k. My post on social media said “We survived a run all together!… Recent photographs, weighings and talking to … Continue reading

A weekend of running & walking Cadir Idris

At the start of October we headed to a tiny cottage near Machynlleth, perched up on a hill with nothing but sheep around us and a gorgeous view. That’s right… we escaped from the farm to go and stay on … Continue reading

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