Peter Neville will be here this Sunday, he is one of the top behaviourists in the country and he will be doing a full day's talk. Although there is a good number of people coming I am surprised there aren't more. Anyone who owns a dog should have some understanding of dog behaviour. Owning a dog isn't as simple as exercise it, feed it, groom it. Dog's can be very complicated for us humans to understand, they don't think the same as us and we shouldn't treat them as if they do. Most of the time they are 1 or 2 steps ahead of us! Why wait until you have an issue to learn about dog behaviour? By learning more you can prevent issues from developing. I'm looking forward to it and hoping to learn lot's.
We're really busy here at the moment, we have been granted planning permission to build a house so there's allot of work and planning going in to that. I'm competing most weekends and lessons are really busy during the week and we have the final preparations for our show to do. The dog's are all going well Flake is really enjoying the pressure of the qualifying classes, she really steps up. She's not quite going full speed yet so has been just out of the qualifying places, she's only 3 1/2 years old so I think she's doing pretty well. Last weekend she came 2nd in champ agility which I'm really pleased with. Holly got her 4th G6 win making her G7, I wasn't sure whether to run her in Champ as she's not the most consistent dog but I decided to go for it this year and see how she gets on. Zazu is doing well, he's had a 2nd and 3rd in jumping classes and done some good agility rounds where he has been placed, my main focus with him is keeping criteria on his contacts which is going pretty well. He misses the odd one when he's not focused but when he is focused they are fab. Ty has done some good bit's but isn't really on form, I've been trying to figure out why, I'm not sure if it's me not running him right as I seem to be more in tune with the girls at the moment or if he's just got wise to it all and thinks he knows best. He's checked at Smart every month so I know it's not an injury. Yesterday at the show he was drinking huge amounts of water so I took him to the vet's today for a blood test and urine test, all of the results so far have come back fine, I'm just waiting for some more to come in on Tuesday. I'm not expecting there to be anything wrong but would hate to assume he's fine if he's not. Wispa is doing well in her training, she has decided she loves agility, she particularly likes watching champ finals, she is 13 1/2 months and is starting to do short sequences of 3 or 4 low jumps. I'll do a blog just about her with some videos when I get time.
I don't normally blog about people I train as I feel it is there achievement not mine but a few people I train have achieved pretty amazing things with their dog's lately, these are dog's that have been quite a challenge all with different issues and story's behind them. Their owners have really put the work in, been open to ideas and not given up when things have got a bit hard.
Congratulations to Kath, Leila and Bev for the results you are getting which are down to your hard work x
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