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

My Agility Show Routine

Routines help us to get our brain in gear for the situation that each specific routine relates to, plus its good for the dog too. If you get nervous or stressed at competitions then developing your own routine may help you … Continue reading

Pawsomebox subscription boxes for your dog

Recently I tried something new and ordered a Pawsomebox. I’d never heard of subscription boxes before until I read a post by a fellow dog blogger opening their first Pawsomebox. Turns out dog subscription boxes are pretty popular and PawsomeUK … 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

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

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

Difficult decisions

We all come across difficult decisions from time to time, some of us more than others. When to retire our dog from agility. Whether to move for that dream job or stay near family and friends. To buy a van … Continue reading

My Top 10 Things That Make Me Happy

So here we are, these are the top 10 things that make me happy… 10. Lazy mornings in bed 9. Border Collies 8. Music 7. Scouting 6. That moment when your dog gets the new trick you’ve been trying to teach … Continue reading

Cheshire Show

I finally got organised enough this year to book the day off work and headed off to the Cheshire Show. Accompanied by Guinness & my Mum, we entered the show into the Countryside Experience Area and quickly hurried away from the … Continue reading

Fitbits, Fat Bits and Pet Trackers

For the last few weeks Guinness and I have both been trying out our own fitness trackers. I went for the FitBit Charge HR and Guinness has been using the Tractive Motion Sensor, currently the first and only pet tracker … 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

Reminiscing this Bank Holiday Weekend

For competitors, Bank Holidays often mean long weekends at agility shows. For me this weekend has been for catch-ups, romance, shopping and today… walking! After two busy days with Ash I now have two days alone with Guinness, and I decided … 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

Brereton

I don’t often drive somewhere to walk Guinness as I have ample fields for him to run in nearby plus the Satline a short walk away if we prefer a less-muddy walk or cycle. However I love to take the short … Continue reading

So have we retired from agility?

The answer is Hell No! I’ve had so much to blog about I’m afraid letting you know about our agility training had to take a bit of a back seat! The good news is we are back at it, big … Continue reading

Get lost in the woods

If I could pick anywhere to live I would definitely choose a woodland or forest. I feel most at home amongst the trees and soil, covered by a canopy of leaves with patches of sunshine (or more often spots of rain) … Continue reading

In my Heart and in my Soul

I’ve been working on this video for a couple of months now and I’m so excited to have it finished. It’s exactly how I want it! My first movie project of 2015 and the start of a new phase of … Continue reading

Farm Life

This weekend Guinness and I went to stay with Ash on the dairy farm he is currently working on.   It’s calving time on the farm so I spent the morning in the calf barns! Seriously, who can deny the cuteness of … Continue reading

New Kid on the Block

I took the plunge, I have upgraded my camera! I’ve been craving an upgrade for a while. I’ve outgrown the frames per second and limited number of focus points of my Nikon D5100, amongst other things, so this week I … Continue reading