I’m so helpful…. who needs a vaccuum cleaner

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Toddler was eating fried rice… it is a messy affair. Don’t worry mum I am here to help.

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You may also note the carrots on the plate in the 1st picture. Mum told toddler she needed to eat the carrots before she could watch Dora…. guess who got the carrots. Do prefer toast but the toddler teamwork is working for me.

1st World Dog Blog Turns 1.

Time flies when you are having fun and it turns out it was 1 year ago today that I first put paws to keyboard with 1st World Dog. If you have never scrolled back that far then click here to check out my 1st ever blog where I Introduced Myself.


Things started off sporadically with the odd post here and there when something funny happened and mum & I had time to write it up… but I have to say we have got into a bit of a rhythm now.

Tuesday became Training Tip Tuesday with Training Tips 1st World Dog Style.

Donna from We Live In A Flat, who has been a wonderful help in the world of photography (note our early posts didn’t even have photos let alone funky ones with all sorts of stuff done too them) set us our My Best Photo Of The Week Challenge on a Wednesday.


And my favourite is that Friday became Foodie Friday… which I obviously have to taste test. A whole range of yummy treats are being discovered by mum and kept in 1st World Dog Recipe Book. And a big thanks to Roy & Molly’s Mum who kicked this off with the yummy pup cakes she made for the RSPCA Cupcake Fundraiser we did at training one day.


Definitely have to give a big Paws Up to the Friends of 1st World Dog who give us plenty of help and inspiration, especially with training tips. We are lucky to have some fantastic dogs and their owners who we get to train with regularly.

And thanks to all that training I write this post being Bohdi RA ET (yeah another story but mum spelt my name wrong with Dogs NSW… silly mum!) Across the last 12 months we started in the world of dog trialing and have gained our Rally Novice title (at the Sydney Royal), our Endurance Title (that was a lot of running) and most recently our Rally Advanced title. We have also started Agility trialing with some passes now in most Novice Classes but I have given mum plenty of grief with dropping bars and been nick named “One Bar Bodhi”. You can check out one of my agility runs here and there are plenty of other agility stories scattered within the blog.

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Importantly 1st World Dog has given me the chance to share the fun of growing up with Toddler. At times toddler can be trying.. the thing with frogs really gets me. But all in all she is a good kid and is learning how to look after 1st World Dog through getting the food out of the containers and more recently pats and ball throwing.

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And lastly we have also had fun finding all the other Dog Blogs out there… although our fav post has to go to Ruby and her City2Surf “adventure”. Ruby we love reading the mischief you get into!

A paws up to everyone who has pop by and read 1st World Dog over the past year. We hope it has made your tail wag. If you haven’t already and you enjoy reading our stories than subscribe over on the side there so you get an email when we post new stories. Or do the “like” on Facebook or “follow” on Pinterest or Instagram.

And we thought we should round off by sharing some baby photos…. ahhhh…. wasn’t I a cutie (this was also the stage I was a very good gardener).

Little Pup in the backyard

Pup up the Farm

It’s been a crazy weather week… stay safe everyone

As many Sydney bloggers have written about, including the lovely Ruby, this has been a horrendous weather week with horrible bush fires effecting many (including some in the dog training and agility community with a big paws up to everyone up at the Springwood Club where we were all looking forward to a fun agility trial on the weekend which had to be postponed… we look forward to seeing you all soon).

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With hot temperatures, gusty  winds and smokey skies it has meant mum has been limiting the amount of running around I am doing (well trying too) and also keeping me inside (again… trying too)…. including the toddler lovely getting a place mat from table when mum bought my water inside (she is a good kid).

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So stay safe my friends!

If you are looking for some cool treats check out 1st World Dog Recipes for lots of yummy ice-creams and ice-blocks to keep you hydrated.

And if you are looking for some ways to stay entertained in doors and not run around too much check out Training Tips 1st World Dog Style with most of these being good to do in doors including Touch, practicing Stays and Backward Heeling.

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I’m the best personal trainer

After getting mum out of bed…
This involves a 5 Step Plan to get mum out of bed…
1. Nudge any body parts overhanging the bed.
2. Lick body parts overhanging the bed.
3. Hop on bed and try to lick face (mum usually tries to hide under cover at this point…. As her personal trainer I do not let her give up at this point).
4. Nudge under her arms to get some pats before the last step.
5. Lay across her stomach (ie over her bladder) until she gets up… Wiggle and roll at this point to speed up the process.

Enjoy the run and then don’t forget to provide further motivation if she lays on the floor to do stretches or any further exercise….
Sit ups means reach up and pat before I lick on the forehead.


Happy Sunday morning!!!