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

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

A weekend full of cows, dogs and my favourite people

Do you ever wake up on Monday morning feeling like you need a day off to recover from your weekend?! I love being busy. Weekends are my time to cram a load of stuff in that I want to do! … Continue reading

Positively Podcast

Yesterday I had a 2 hour drive to East Yorkshire and took the opportunity to catch up on Victoria Stilwell’s podcast. As I’ve mentioned before I’ve recently started enjoying listening to audiobooks and podcasts and I’d highly recommend Victoria’s Positively … 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

8 things to work on during an off-lead walk

An off lead walk is the perfect opportunity to do some vital training with your dog. Yes sure, let them mooch and sniff around, but also use this opportunity that you’ve got together in a big open space to work … Continue reading

Something exciting is happening!

Good morning! So today Guinness and I are heading to a studio in Manchester to do some filming! We’ve been invited to a Pet Bloggers Event run by a company that want to interview me and do some filming of me … Continue reading

Puppy passes & high fives

It’s day 3 of December and I have just been giving out certificates and rosettes to all in my puppy class! Tonight was Week 8 and the final week of puppy course for my class. All of the puppies have … 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

Assessing the Kennel Club Good Citizen Scheme

Tonight I have been to Dig It assessing Silver and Gold level classes. Up until last year The Kennel Club allowed people within certain professions, such as police dog handlers and dog wardens, to assess the scheme without going through their … Continue reading

Embarrassing ourselves at Freestyle Heelwork to Music

On Friday evening Guinness and I wandered into the Dig It obedience hall to have a go at some doggy dancing! Kim Lyddon has visited Dig It a number of times to provide instructor training as part of her Dog Business Academy. … Continue reading

Socialisation… one of the most misconceived words in the dog training world

For a few months now I’ve been working on producing a fact sheet for Dig It Dog Training Club, with some help from fellow instructors, all about socialisation. I think it’s one of the most misunderstood words in dog training, … Continue reading

4 great games to play with your puppy

Puppies can be hard work at times and we can get so wrapped up in training obedience and teaching rules to our puppy that we forget to have fun and build a relationship with them. With a good relationship comes … Continue reading

Never have time to train your dog? I have the perfect solution!

Meal time = Training time Look at how many pieces of food there is in one serving (depending on how big your dog is of course). That’s a whole lot of treats to give, and a few treats per behaviour means … Continue reading

Nausea, Eliminations & Achievements

On Sunday 17th May, still recovering from a very dodgy tummy the day before, and being fuelled by only a few mouthfuls of cornflakes, I rocked up to my first show of the year! Not just the year, but our … Continue reading