Monday, 26 November 2007

Christmas is coming (don't tell Joanne's turkeys)

We'll soon be having a break over Christmas and the New Year so here are a few dates for you.

Tuesday 27th is the last training night before the break. There will also be a puppy foundation assessment for all those pups who have attended for at least four weeks, this will take place during the normal class. Don't forget your diaries, identity discs and poo bags!

Tuesday 4th is our Christmas party - not to be missed! There will be games, raffle, food and prizes, don't forget your doggy fancy dress - rosettes are on offer for the most creative. 7 for 7.30pm start.

Tuesday 11th will be a Good Citizen Dog Scheme test night - bronze, silver and gold. It starts at 7pm. As with the puppy foundation, identity discs and poo bags required, plus a brush or comb.

Classes will resume on January 22nd 2008.

Friday, 9 November 2007

A collie weekend

Last weekend saw Katrina and Linda head off to Working and Pastoral Breeds champ show on Saturday and the Scottish Border Collie Club champ show on Sunday.

Linda and Vic's Gino did extremely well at W & P as he won Best Puppy Dog and then took Reserve Best Dog! Katrina had a creditable 3rd and 4th but her day was to come at the breed show the following day. Jade won the veteran bitch class, Chance won mid limit dog and was then awarded the RCC!! Congratulations all round.

To see recent photos of Gino, Jade and Chance, scroll down through older posts or you can use the search box in the top left corner of the blog - just type in their name and it will bring up any posts in which they were mentioned. This is a quick way to find references to anything - dog, show or person.

Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Fiona Rowe weekend photos

Thanks to Steve for sending in these photos, taken at the recent obedience training weekend with Fiona Rowe.

Everybody who attended said what a good weekend it was, they all learned a lot, especially how to motivate their dogs to get them to really want to do the exercises. Steve can see an improvement in Jay's attitude to work - there'll be no stopping him now!

Jan says "Hello"

For all those who remember Jan Crampton (how could she be forgotten?!), Linda was speaking to her at Midland Counties and passes on her "Hello" to everyone.

She now has a new tibetan pup called Hettie, who apparently makes Dennis seem quite sedate! We'll watch her future show career with interest.