Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Tricks!

This morning Millie and I got the scooter, skateboard and barrel out and did some tricks! She hasn't done some of this stuff for nearly a year so she did incredibly well!

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Annie

Yesterday Millie took part in 'Annie'. She was really good! We had to go to the dress rehearsal on Friday. That was the first time Millie had done it on the stage and although she was in a different place, she was quite happy to leave me to go and perform! Waiting backstage at the dress rehearsal  b We were in a little room at the side of the stage. Here Millie was out the way a bit and was able to have her water and wait between her parts. Yesterday there were two performances, at 2 and 7.  Waiting impatiently in the car when we arrived for the first performance!   Millie was in two scenes, and had to bow at the end of the show. She was perfect in both performances! Waiting backstage during the first show On stage in the first show. This was during the 'Sandy' song, where all the children were singing about her!   On stage to bow   Once the show was over, I could hear people saying how good the dog was and how clever she was to bow! After the first show, I took her home for a walk and some dinner. She had about half an hour rest before we went back again!  In the second show, Millie got a lot more attention while we were waiting for her part. All the children were making a fuss of her and asking if they could give her treats. In the interval even the sound man came and found her to say hello!  They must have been positioned slightly differently on the stage this time, as I got to see Millie in her first scene. She was so good!  Millie's first scene And her second In the interval, I took Millie outside for some fresh air, and a photo! We then had to wait for the bows. When we went on, Millie did a few other little tricks too! Everyone loved it! Millie was fantastic, especially considering it's the first time she's been on stage without me. She really enjoyed herself, but was exhausted when we got home!

Sunday, 20 November 2016

A Much Needed Update!

Blogger app still not working so haven't posted in ages! Millie has still been busy though!


She's doing quite well in her obedience classes. They're all impressed with her progress!


A couple of weeks ago she came 4th in a Best Trick competition online and got a nice rosette!






Millie's also become an ambassador for Beco Dog Food. That means she's got a months worth of free food!







I had an email from an American film company asking for Millie to be in their film! It would have been good but it was short notice and I was not able to make the shoot. Was a nice offer though!




Finally, Millie has got a part as 'Sandy' in an 'Annie' show! It's the first time she's been a named character and worked on stage without me so I'm very happy with her!

Monday, 17 October 2016

Obedience and a few more Competitions!

The blogger app has stopped working so it's not so easy to update now - hence it has been a while since the last post!



Millie and I went to obedience last week. We had to do an exercise where we did heelwork through cones that got narrower and the dogs weren't allowed to touch them. They were quite tight by the time we were out and we weren't first out! We did lots of other things too, and came home with a lot to practise!



I entered Millie in a few more online competitions. Last Sunday she came 3rd in Fancy Dress and 5th in Active Pet! We also came 2nd yesterday in a competition for the Best Bond!









We went to obedience again tonight. It was the first night with the other trainer. We did retrieves and she said to work on the present. She said the same in the recalls. We did some heelwork and at the moment I need to work on getting Millie to follow me. She actually wasn't too bad at that! Again, a lot to practise! It's a good challenge and Millie enjoys trying something new. It's even better when they have a tin of cake there that was left over from their show at the weekend!



Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Our First Obedience Lesson!

Last night Millie and I had our first proper competition obedience lesson! It's really different to what we're used to and we've got lots to practise!


First we had to do an ordinary recall. Millie did this well though needs to come in closer and straighter in the present. She also needs to get her finishes a lot straighter - she's at an angle at the moment.


We did retrieves, which we've been practising. Millie wasn't as good as she has been at home as it was a different, more exciting environment but she wasn't too bad. I need to make sure she waits every time and comes closer in present again.


Millie's heelwork wasn't too bad, though I needed lessons on how to do the turns properly! In the end Millie was doing whatever she wanted and I was walking around myself trying to get it right! We got there in the end, though Millie's left turns need a bit of practise.


We also did A-Recalls. Millie was quite good at this, and even did the most difficult one fairly well for the first time.


We're allowed back next week so we can't have been too bad! It's completely new to both of us and has given us lots to work on!

Friday, 30 September 2016

Retrieves and Ardingly

Today Millie and I have been practising our retrieves - she's doing really well!


This evening we went for a walk around Ardingly. Millie and Joe both had an excellent time!









Monday, 26 September 2016

Dog Training - An Upgrade Next Week!

We went dog training again tonight. Millie was really good. We did send aways,
A recalls and stops. She did all of them really well. 

At the end of the class we we're told we can go to the competition class next week if we want! It's only a small thing but I'm pleased Millie's got there as 7 years ago I'd never had dreamed she's be in that class! We'd better start practising!