Trick Training

We are so excited to be starting a Trick Training course out in the open air and looking forward to putting some moves into a Heelwork to Music routine maybe!  We are training with the amazing Jodie of Crazelpup Dog Training 

Toby loves to learn and we use a clicker and treat to reward the behaviour we are looking for.  To begin with we are just shaping behaviour with a box, so any interaction gets rewarded.

Here is a video of Toby practicing what we learnt this first week:

Homemade Dog Treats – Mini Mackerel Morsels!

It is fun to make your own dog treats or biscuits and this is a very simple but tasty recipe.

You can adapt the base flavour to whatever you might have in the store cupboard, such as tinned mackerel, sardines, tuna etc.  For this particular batch I used a small tin of mackerel fillets in oil and all the dogs love it.

You can buy silicone moulds from Amazon and there is quite a variety on there – I like the little round ones and tiny bone shaped ones!

 

Basic Recipe

  • 100g base flavour (tinned mackerel in this case)
  • 100g flour (wholemeal or plain)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Water if needed to make a batter consistency

Method:

  • If you have a food processor or liquidiser it is easiest as you can put everything in the bowl and blitz.
  • Otherwise mash the base flavour, mix in the eggs and oil then fold in the flour.
  • If necessary, add water to get a batter consistency
  • Fill your silicone moulds
  • Bake for 30-40mins Gas 2, 300°F or 150°C

 

 

New Puppies for Ginny & Toby!

We are thrilled to announce the happy arrival of four male puppies – two black & tan and two liver & tan – to Ginny (Pink Ginny) & Toby (Madinrowd Edred) in the early hours of 19 July 2021.

Mum and puppies are doing really well and congratulations to first time breeders Anna & James!

Please email us here at Madincrowd and any enquiries can be forwarded on.

Katy – A new MadinCrowd Champion!

We are thrilled to announce that Katy, Madincrowd Mercy Chant, won her third Challenge Certificate on 17 June 2021 at National Working & Pastoral Breeds Championship Show and, subject to Kennel Club approval, this win will make her a Champion.

Katy’s elder sister, Dora (our Madincrowd Bathsheba JW) won the Reserve Challenge Certificate and also Best Veteran – her first foray into a Veteran Class now she is 7!  Our grateful thanks to our judge, Maggy Jones, for thinking so highly of our dogs.  It was such a hot day and all the dogs did so well in the heat.

Dora – Best Veteran!
Toby – 1st in PGD

 

Puppy videos

We have added a link to our MadinCrowd Facebook page and YouTube channel – these can be found on the sidebar to the right or by clicking on the links in this post.

Puppy videos are updated regularly to our YouTube channel so that you can see how the puppies are progressing and we use the Facebook page to put snippets of what we do with our dogs as well.

Do hope you enjoy the posts!

 

 

New kid on the block!

We are thrilled to announce that we will be keeping one of Dora‘s puppies – Toby, aka Madincrowd Edred.

He is a delightful little dog and is already getting the hang of charging through the tunnel in the garden.  Puppy agility has started and he will do anything to get hold of his sheepskin tuggy!

 

 

Puppy Tea Party

Whilst we still had all the puppies together we decided to have our usual Tea Party as its a wonderful get together and great way to get puppies socialised and to meet children of all ages.

Saturday 1 June was a lovely sunny day for a tea party in the garden with puppies and children taking centre stage!

Friends brought their children and cake, we made the tea and squash – it was great fun and the puppies loved all the fuss and attention.