Friday, 9 June 2017

Happy Birthday Millie!

Yesterday was Millie's 8th Birthday! She was spoiled and had a lovely day!

She got 3 new toys, a rawhide bone and a chicken! 





Monday, 5 June 2017

Dog Training

Millie and I have done quite a bit of training the last couple of days. Her newest trick is to get the washing in! https://youtu.be/B_2iOCjP15E

We've also been practising obedience and going over the old favourites too! https://youtu.be/8kV43OZxLEQ



On Thursday we went for a nice walk in Ardingly and on Saturday we went to Lingfield. Millie loved both of them and had a great time running and sniffing everything!



This evening we went dog training. Millie's progressing well with her obedience and was very good in the classes tonight. Hopefully we'll have some luck at the obedience shows soon!

Paws in the Park

A few weeks ago, Millie and I went to Paws in the Park. First, we did have a go agility. Millie hasn't done a proper run in ages so she did really well and thoroughly enjoyed it!



After that, I entered her in the obedience competition in the Introductory and Pre-Beginners classes. She was amazing and we ended up coming 1st in Introductory and 2nd in Pre-Beginners!


We also entered the Best Trick and came 1st! Just for fun we did Best Biscuit Catcher - Millie managed to come 2nd in that too!


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!