Have to love it that mum moved Mother’s Day in our family yesterday so we could go to an agility trial at the Hawkesbury Agriculture Show.
Snappy H’appy Photo Challenge – Week 12 Mix It Up – My Big Day
Well we are at at the end of We Live In A Flat’s 12 week app photo challenge and we have learnt SO much. You can check out what we have learnt over the last 11 weeks ion my Photo Challenge page or see more detailed descriptions of the apps on Mrs P and Donna’s page.
Training Tip Tuesday – Agility Foundations… Just the start
The start of this year there have been lots of a-ha moments of mum discovering so much foundation work that can and should be done for agility. As the 1st dog that mum has been doing agility with this whole thing is a big learning curve for both of us. We are loving having this blog as our learning journal to capture and we have just had a wonderful thing messaged from Zsofi Biro over in Hungry…. Chatting about doing agility foundation work regardless of the dog’s age she said “exploring should take a lifetime! that’s when they (the dog) feel they are important, if you keep their lives exciting!”. What a fantastic way to think about doing any sort of training be it Agility, Obedience, Rally O, Tracking, Dancing and just tricks around the house…. making us dogs feel important. Is that not a reason to go have some fun learning some new tricks.
What a Pawsome Day!!!
Today we had my clubs Obedience and Rally O trial. Love trialling up at our “home club”. It is always such a lovely supportive atmosphere and today was no exception… and we had stuff to celebrate today.
Where did I come from?
Along with “what type of dog am I?” it is a question that mum often gets asked. I’m not a pure breed and not an obvious mix. I am a Labrador and Cocker Spaniel mix and I was breed to specifically be that mix. As a mix it is called a Spanador. However answering those 2 simple questions is something that mum struggles with these days. While she absolutely LOVES me she wishes she knew back then what she knows now we also hope this post will help others make more informed choices when they are choosing to add a dog as a wonderful member of the family.
Foodie Friday – Puppy Anzac Biscuits
Today is ANZAC Day in Australia. It is a day where we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the war.. The 25 April is of particular note as the day the Australian and New Zealand troupes landed on the shores of the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey in what was to be a long battle that took a dreadful toll.
Snappy H’appy Photo Challenge – Week 11 – Who Me?
We have fiddled around with text in images before but have enjoyed learning so much more and new tools thanks to Mrs P at We Live In A Flat.
Training Tip Tuesday – Obstacle vs Handler Focus
Believe it or not Mum doesn’t want it to always be about her. I know…. I’m confused too. One of mum’s key learnings from the recent One Mind Dogs seminar was that I need to increase my level of obstacle focus and understand it is my job to successfully negotiate whatever the obstacle is.
Foodie Friday – Easter Special Slice
It’s Easter Long Weekend. While Easter brings lots of chocolate treats for the family chocolate is a big no no for us puppy dogs. Chocolate can be lethal for us dogs. A big No No.
But don’t worry us dogs don’t need to be left out. Mum has come up with a super yummy treat where we stole the carrots from the Easter Bunny (opps sorry about that Rabbs).
Snappy H’appy Photo Challenge – Week 10 – My Pretty Ribbon
We were pretty excited when we saw this week’s photo challenge come through from We Live In A Flat. We love the idea of colour splashes to make key elements of a photo stand out and create an interesting composition.