Saturday, 31 May 2014
Friday, 30 May 2014
Wednesday, 28 May 2014
Tuesday, 27 May 2014
Yesterday we went away and I had packed a bag with things for Millie and myself in it. In the bag was a bag of treats, including some rawhide bones and a jumbone. The bag was buried and had a knot tied in it. I wasn't paying attention to what Millie was doing but I went back into the room and there she was with the jumbone! I then looked closer and saw she was finishing a little rawhide bone and had pulled the jumbone out for afters! She didn't even make a hole in the bag, she undid the knot!
Saturday, 24 May 2014
Sunday, 18 May 2014
The second day at Paws in the Park! Millie and I did the Fastest Recall where she was very good. We also did Have-A-Go Agility and Search and Rescue again where she did well both times. We did the Heelwork to Music with Richard Curtis again too. Millie was hot and tired again so didn't do too well but she wasn't too bad either, all the dogs were messing around because of the heat! We did a little agility course and Millie got a rosette for completing it. We also entered the Best Trick class in the companion dog show and came 2nd! She did very well but again, it was too hot for her to do everything. She did really well and we have come home with lots of nice prizes!
The first day of the show! We entered Have A Go Agility for Millie to get some more experience and she was really good. We also did Have A Go Search and Rescue. Millie found me in 10 seconds! We also entered My Dogs Got Talent and got through to the final. We had to perform again and we came 3rd out of lots of really good dogs! We got a rosette and certificate and a 4kg bag of dog food! We did heelwork to music with Richard Curtis too. Millie was good but was quite tired so could have been better. She did the harder things better than the easier things!
Friday, 16 May 2014
Today our rosette and certificate came for getting a Pass in our Dressage Progress Award!
Monday, 12 May 2014
Millie had a very busy day today!
To start with, she did some studying with me.
We then went on a trip to Hauwarda Heath, where Millie made a new friend (also called Millie!) and they had a little run around off the lead together. She was then happy to stand and pose for a photo with her 'Gwandad' and 'Bwuder Joe'!
Finally, we went dog training. Millie was a very good girl, although when it came to waiting she knew I was going to call her so got up a bit early! Other than that she did everything very well, and even did the stays with a Collie less than a metre away from her!
I had an email from the person that assessed our videos. We failed the Heelwork to Music and got a Pass in the Musical Dressage. It could have been better but it was our first attempt and they are not Millie's strong points, she is best at Freestyle. We will do them both again somewhen and see if we can do any better! I will know what we failed on because we get a comments sheet.
We will still get a rosette and a certificate for passing and I will post a photo when they come!
Saturday, 10 May 2014
This morning I heard a rustling coming from the kitchen where Millie was. I went over just as she walked out with a Crunchy in her mouth! I tried to get it off of her with no luck so in the end I gave up!
Once she'd finished it, she went and licked out a mug that had had jot chocolate in it!
What a little trouble maker!
Millie with the stolen Crunchy!
Friday, 9 May 2014
Tuesday, 6 May 2014
Today was my Birthday and I got lots of doggy related things!
A lovely canvas with one of my favourite pictures of Millie
Another Labradoodle T-Shirt
Some more agility jumps/weave poles (in pink!)
And some smaller jump cones that we made into a long jump. We've already tried them!
Millie had a lovely time testing them!
We're all set for some more training now!
Of course, she and Joe also had some Birthday cake and Millie even sang (woofed!) along to 'Happy Birthday!'
Monday, 5 May 2014
We were on out walk when three kids came up to us. A girl said "you were on 'Who Let the Dogs Out?'" This came as quite a shock, considering the programme was on 7 months ago! She then asked if I was Imogen or if my dog was Imogen! This was even more surprising as it seems she's remembered my name for 7 months! They continued to follow us for a bit before the next question came. "Are you famous?" This one really threw me! I told them we were on 'Who Let the Dogs Out?' but nothing else. They decided we must be famous. I suppose they did recognise us!
At this point, we turned off the main road whereas they carried on. This prevented any more funny questions!
We do have done eventful walks!
Sunday, 4 May 2014
Millie hasn't been well since Friday so we haven't done anything. She has been asleep a lot and feeling very sorry for herself!
She is well on the road to recovery now though and is acting a lot more like herself!
She started by laying in the garden
And then sat at the table with Joe and waited for her dinner!
They got there drinks first though!
There was time to pause for a photo infront of the flowers after dinner! Joe wasn't to happy as the flowers were pink and he kept sitting on Millie's paws! Millie was very good and stayed where she was and I got one in the end!