Thursday, 29 April 2010
Thank you Sorcha you used it one time and I thought yes that sounds nice and I can remember it, so now she's known as "Miss Mindy"
From this wee girlie (how could she be smaller than Harry!)
...She loves watching anything "Dog" related on the TV!
...and the occasional cuddle!
Happy Birthday "Miss Mindy"
Monday, 26 April 2010
Just shows how much work I have to do, that why I like videos, although when Ian wasn't there Mindy was a lot more focused, but she has to get used to that and I have to show her it's much more fun being with ME....Honest Mind'ars
I'm still struggling with setting her up, I have to have her with a halti on as she rather "excitable" in the queue and she seems to not focus when I first take it off, so this weeks homework is to go out down in the garden and do start lines, play and take off her halti, quick exercise, play and put halti back on, so this morning we did it three times, I used her lead as a tug toy............
But we did get it right twice over the wekend and Mindy won 1-3 agility and 2nd in 3-4 jumping (when Ian wasn't there!)
Red had a great time she coped really well, she had Anysize and two veteran classes and came home with 2 x 1sts and 2nd, here's one run that she came 2nd in with the spin after the tunnel, I was rather worried with the start as she had to turn really sharp into the tunnel and I had seen a lovely old lady hit the side so hard she fell over in the tunnel.......
Harry - I tried to be clever and do some different handling in places, so found out lots of what I need to work on, so we had 3 E's and then I played it safe in his last jumping class which we won....
Buzz - Well Buzz needs no introductions, he had a cracking E, and a 5 fs
I worked him down in the garden this week and he was amazing and we won the "Pit" Dog Agility championships! Bless him.
Here's his 5f run with Nick.
Thursday, 22 April 2010
We've also put in pots, sweet corn and runner beans and eventually we will get some tomatoes, hopefully the Beans and Corn will go in that patch in front of the green house, in between that and the first raised bed that you can see in the photo, we just have to get into a routine of watering them now!
Sunday, 18 April 2010
We got up early and took them all to the beach 5.45am we where walking on the beach!
They loved it but it was rather cold, I was pleased I hadn't booked any camping shows for this weekend!
Wednesday, 14 April 2010
...any way, this was Mindy's first outdoor show, with loads of distractions, she was a good girl and stayed almost focused and each run she did she improved on (except the teams!)
Wednesday, 7 April 2010
As you can see Mindy looks great, hooray and I ran her over small small height jumps (8) yesterday and she looked great, so may be tomorrow I will raise the jumps and do one set of weaves and if she stays sound then she can come with Harry and I to the show on Saturday!
I did splash out and buy a "Back on Track" mesh coat to fit them both and she has been wearing this for 4/5 days, it's been a struggle as she hates wearing coats and is a right madam wearing anything! but we can keep it on for 4-5 hours each day, I cant see her wearing it over night though.......
I did get Harry to wear it too, he only managed an hour the first time and got quite distressed by wearing it, I thought he wouldn't mind, as he loves being "Snug as a bug" I know some people cant wear the Bio flow for long periods of time, so I increased from 1 hour up 4 over 4/5 days and that's the stage we are at for him.
Mindy looks a bit odd in this photo as she is actually lying down on the sofa and I'm taking the photo from the top of the sofa looking down at her! oh and the coat is rather large for her....
In case any of you do invest in one, go smaller than your normal size coat as they are rather generous!...I bought it from Ann at CSJ, follow the link on my links bit that says CSJ....Toni and Beep Bother