Mikey Ben with the dogs

Burghley Game Fair 2019

Posted Posted in Game Fair

Stephen took Bilbo & Pickle up to Burghley for the Living Heritage Game & Country Fair on the last May Bank Holiday weekend.  He met up with son David and family who brought along their campervan.  I stayed at home with Dora and the puppies and had various friends staying or visiting so it was good for Stephen to have the company and help! Our thanks also go to Carole Beaumont, her husband and Ella for helping out on the stand on the Sunday and also to Vanessa, Dom and Tweed for joining Stephen on the Monday. Our grandsons had […]

FAB Agility Show

Posted Posted in Agility, Fun with dogs

Today we attended our first proper FAB Agility Show at the Turnpike Showground in Motcombe.  Just took Dora for practice and to fathom out how an agility show works – quite a lot of waiting around for your turn but everyone is very friendly and helpful to “Newbies”!  Our trainer Tracy Ryan was there competing and pointed us in the right direction although in the excitement of running the course I completely lost my way but Dora was amazing and did the correct route regardless – we didn’t do the weaves as we haven’t got the hang of doing 12 […]

Dora taking a break

Couch to 5k with your dog

Posted Posted in Agility, Fun with dogs, Health

How to get fitter for agility – Couch to 5k with your dog! Dora and I have started a 9 week course of Couch to 5k with Poole Joggers.   Well, I have joined Poole Joggers and Dora accompanies us on the two practice runs in between! It is a course especially designed for beginners – based on the NHS Couch to 5k plan  – and is ideal for anyone looking to take up running, meet new friends and get active! You can download the NHS App from the above link and do it yourself or, as we do, use the […]

Pregnant Pickle keeping fit doing channel weaves!

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Pickle may be pregnant but she still wants to join in with weave practice each morning but unfortunately agility is not advisable in her state.  However, by widening the channel weaves she has plenty of room to run through and get to her clam filled with sausage and its win win since she has fun, she is moving, keeping fit and is eating!  Not sure how long she will want to continue as she has expanded so much and all being well is due to whelp this week. Apologies for my useless videoing technique: