Why volunteer

I’ve been volunteering as Beaver Scout Leader for my local Scout Group for nearly 10 years now, but I don’t see myself as a volunteer, I just see it as something I do. My hobby. You should enjoy your volunteering … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Zebby

Can you believe Zebby is 1 today! Where has that time gone?! 10 months ago we brought the little whirlwind home and it completely changed our lives. As a puppy he was sweet, playful, thoughtful, sensitive and crazy! He approached … Continue reading

Neewa Canicross Belt

When I started the Couch to 5k program in January I really started to look in to Canicross with more interest. For anyone who doesn’t know, Canicross is a sport where you run with your dog attached to you. It’s … Continue reading

The only competition that matters is with yourself

I’m always comparing myself to other people, I’m awful at it. They’re faster than me, they’re stronger than me, they’re more confident than me. As I’ve been learning to run I’ve constantly been comparing my time and pace to others, … Continue reading

Crufts haul

Crufts! Yes! One of the highlights of my year. I love it. So many dog activities, sports, equipment, products, organisations and (of course) dogs in one place! The shopping is actually one of my highlights as there aren’t that many … Continue reading

5 things you should know before getting a puppy

The teething stage is a nightmare Puppies explore with their mouths and need to chew as their teeth grow. Unfortunately this means that your fingers, hands, arms, jumpers, trousers, chair legs, skirting board, sofa, etc take the brunt of it. … Continue reading

Newbie runner mistakes

I’m by no means a running expert, but now that I have been running several times a week for over a month and have been along to a couple of Parkrun events I’ve already learnt a few hard lessons about … Continue reading

My first Parkrun

I’ve heard about Parkrun from a few of my friends and a couple of them have been encouraging me to go along to a local one at Cannock Chase and just run at whatever Couch 2 5k pace I’m currently … Continue reading

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

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

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

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