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

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

WAO 2016

So today I sit here with a cup of tea, watching videos of WAO on youtube and thinking about what a fabulous day I had there on Friday. World Agility Opens in England?! How could I miss on the opportunity to go. … Continue reading

Bad Dog Agility Podcasts

You may already know that I quite enjoy podcasts and whenever I find something new and good I can’t wait to share it with you. The latest podcast I wanted to shout out about is Bad Dog Agility. The podcasts are hosted by Eseban … Continue reading

Can You Dig It Club Competition

Each month, alongside the big Winter Series Shows at Alsager Equestrian Centre, Dig It holds little competitions in the agility arena. Places are limited to 50 to keep the show really small and everyone runs the same course, but results … Continue reading

February Can You Dig It Winter Series Agility Show

Well it’s been a little while since I’ve written a show report! It was good to be at a show and into competition again. To me it doesn’t feel like it’s been that long, but actually judging by how it went … Continue reading

Flick flacks and wing wraps

Last night Guinness and I had our first agility training session since the Christmas break. It was a very chilly evening so I was glad to be doing some course running. This section in particular was a lot of fun. … Continue reading

Looking back at 2015

There comes that time at the end of each year when we reflect on what has been and look forward to what we would like to come. I think it’s important to remember the highlights of the year and the … Continue reading

Olympia, The London International Horse Show

This weekend I went down to London with a few friends to attend the London International Horse Show, or as I know it, Olympia! I’ve never been before, I don’t own a horse and I don’t know how to ride, but I … Continue reading

Flat out

Wow it’s been a busy day! I’ve vlogged today so I don’t want to talk about it too much, but I’ve walked 10.5 miles in total and I didn’t go for a hike anywhere. I spent this morning judging Beginners, … Continue reading

Give paw and agility training

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This morning I opened the first window of my chocolate advent calendar and then opened door number 1 of Guinness’ Wainwrights calendar. I was surprised to see not just one treat but a little handful of small salmon treats. Perfect … Continue reading

Shrewsbury: from one extreme to another

This weekend we made our proper Kennel Club return, 8 runs across two days, we were officially back since the injury. Saturday started off amazing! I won’t go in to too much detail as if you’ve watched my vlog from … Continue reading

Top tracks for an agility show

Recently I shared with you my current agility playlist and the kind of tracks that get me going ready for a competition, especially for when walking courses. I asked a bunch of competitors what they like to listen to and … Continue reading

What is age but a number?

Today is Guinness’ 6th birthday! He’ll be getting lots of fuss, long walks and fun! 6 feels pretty old, but the truth is he still runs around the place like a hooligan, he still plays all day and sleeps all … Continue reading

Laughs, cheers & a bunch of lovely people!

Today we went along to the Dig It Dogs Club Competition. Entries limited to 50 keeping the show nice and small and especially designed for beginners. I’m Show Manager for next month so I thought I best go along. Well before … Continue reading

Back in business

I decided to take the next step forward with Guinness’ training and booked onto a weave and contact workshop with Kathryn Stickney. Afterall weaves and contacts are one of the issues we have in the ring. I haven’t been able … Continue reading

So… is your agility dog fit?

Dog Sports.Cz do a slow motion video of the International Border Collie Champ every year. It’s always great to see (although a little scary) exactly what our dogs are going through and really emphasises the need for safe equipment and … Continue reading

Agility without the Agility

Yesterday I rocked up to the Dig It UKA Camping Show. I hadn’t entered and wasn’t camping as I have so much going on, but I’d got a free day so went along to help, take some photographs and perhaps … Continue reading