Phew… It has been a busy couple of weeks

So sorry we have been a bit quite of the blogging front of late. There has been a lot going on in the world of 1st World Dog plus mum has also been busy with that work stuff that she does (or whatever it is when she leaves the house without me). The good news is we have been going to lots of agility trials over the last few weekends… we just haven’t had a chance to write up blog posts about them… so here we go with a summary….

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The Battle for the Bed….

We are heading into Night #3 and the battle has intensified.

Well personally I don’t see what the issue is. Humans sit on the lounge, take up all the space so I go and make myself comfy on their bed. Then mum comes to bed so I curl up on dad’s side. THEN dad comes to bed…. hmmm.

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3 ways to keep us pups out of trouble on a rainy day

Ugghhh winter is here and that can mean that if the weather is cold & raining mum doesn’t want to go outside for a walk or run…. And to be honest I’m a 1st World Dog so can take or leave it too if the lounge is looking nice and comfy too.

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Foodie Friday – A to Z of Dog Treats – B is for Blueberry

Last week we kicked off the A to Z of Dog Treats with A is for Apple. We are working through the alphabet of healthy and easy dog treats. This week is B is for Blueberry.

Humans often refer to blueberries as a “superfood”… well that all sounds well and good.  Hmm turns out these yummy little fellas are well known for their nutritional and antioxidant qualities and they are as good for dogs as they are for you humans.

So what to do with them?

I often get blueberries as part of my breakfast. Mum will put frozen blueberries, oats and a bit of low fat yoghurt in my bowl and mix it up.

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A simple and healthy blueberry breakfast…

A fav during summer here are frozen treats. They taste great, keep me cool and keep me busy. Blueberries are pawsome frozen so there are a couple of frozen treats mum makes with the recipes over on my 1st World Dog Recipe Book. Blueberry, Kibble and Yoghurt Ice-cream is perfect for a summer breakfast after an early morning walk.

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And Banana & Blueberry Freezies are great for those summer afternoons when mum is chilling out in the backyard with a glass of wine.

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Well hope this inspires some B for Blueberries yummy and healthy dog treat goodness as we work through the 1st World Dog A to Z of Dog Treats.

If you have any great blueberry dog treat ideas or recipes we would love to hear them.

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Enjoy the blueberries.

Bode

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Training Tip Tuesday – The Start of Core Strength Work

Somewhere between mum’s preoccupation with my bar dropping and the time mum has spent at Pilates and the Physio dealing with her own back issues she has come to the decision that I need to do more Core Strength Work.

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Training Tip Tuesday – Start Line Stays

So if you are a regular reader of my little blog here you probably know mum has had a couple of pre-occupations lately… getting my bum over bars and more recently start line stays. So after taking in lots of advice we put it into practice at the weekend trial and couldn’t be happier with the result… so here is a summary of what we learnt.

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Now let’s go back to the start… Start line stays that is.

When we started out in agility I had a pretty decent start line stay. Then late last year I decided I didn’t like the idea of waiting and so starts became chaos. Mum would hold my collar as she removed my lead and handed it to the steward. Then mum would say ‘stay’ but the moment she let go of my collar I would bolt.

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Training Tip Tuesday – Stopped Contacts

We have written about before in the blog that we don’t know what we don’t know. There were also things that we were exposed to in our earlier days of training that we didn’t really understand the why? behind them and the importance of them. This is especially the case in agility. One such thing we have learnt more about is contacts.

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