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.
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.
Another day and mum has me off at a trial. I mean seriously mum… this is exhausting.
But today was a little bit more sedate than the weekend. It was an Obedience and Rally O trial.
This is only my 2nd ever Obedience Trial (here is my 1st go at it). And well I did a little bit better than last time. The problem was the wet, damp grass. I’m a 1st World Dog! Like last time my heeling pattern, stand for exam and recall were all pretty good. Yeah I may not have stood or dropped perfectly straight (so dropped the odd point there) but oeverall I did pretty well. And yep I did my drops on that wet grass. It has been raining ALL week! Yesterday I refused to do drops on the grass at all…. Only on hard surfaces and only with treats….
(ps…. I do drops without even needing a hand signal at home when I am hanging around trying to scam toddler food).
Mum & I went to the Royal Easter Show over the weekend. The Royal is an annual event. It is a big event. It isn’t just dog agility…. There are lots of other animals there looking their best. There is an audience. I must entertain the audience.
Well mum and I went along to do our best (and for me that was entertaining them).
It is a huge week of agility here in 1st World Dog land. Mum has spent the 1st half of the week at the One Mind Dogs agility seminar and we are off to Sydney’s Royal Easter Show this weekend competing in the agility trial there (we did a guest post over on Puppy Tales in the lead up to the Royal about “What is Agility?” if you want to check it out). So there is a lot of agility going on… I’m almost dreaming agility…. Well actually for the sake of this photo challenge I am….
And I am sulking!
(I’m actually laying next to Dad on the lounge tonight and not next to Mum like I normally would…. Mum is going to the seminar in an audit spot not a working spot which means I don’t get to go… need to be more organised mum and get in early for a working spot!) Continue reading
For this week’s challenge we have taken inspiration from Mrs P’s blurb about how nature often looks better in mirror… but hey it’s 1st World Dog blog and hmmm the Photo Challenge should include me (or be a very good reason why not!)
Roll over… Roll over…
So my rules on where a 1st World Dog sleep are pretty simple.