Friday, 31 October 2014

Beach, Halloween and another Award!

This morning we went to the beach for the last time this year! Millie really made the most of it and ran for miles! Up and down, chasing pebbles!

She also dressed up for Halloween! We got her a skeleton costume! She looked really sweet and it really suited her! Millie was quite happy to wear it, and liked all the extra attention!

Also, I had an email this afternoon saying that Millie passed the In The Doghouse Uber Dude award! Our certificate is on it's way!
This is the video we submitted

The Beach Again!

Today we went to the beach again. We had a nice walk in the morning and then after breakfast we went to the beach again. Millie had a fantastic run as usual and thoroughly enjoyed it! 

This afternoon we went for a walk along the sea front. Millie tried to steal a sausage roll off a child but fortunately she didn't!

She's tired out now and will be fast asleep on the bed soon!

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

The Fun and Traumas of a Doodle!

It started off well, with a nice walk. At breakfast, she ran off with a paper menu! 

We then went to the beach where Millie ran miles and had a wonderful time!

We came back and after Millie had a little snooze, we went on another walk! It was a nice walk, but half way round, it started raining and we got soaked!

This evening there were fireworks, which Millie is scared of. This was resolved by my cuddling her and putting music on loudly next to her. 

On our walk, Millie was sniffing and all of a sudden she jumped back! This happened twice in two different places. The second time, we had a look to see what it was. Sitting there was a baby hedgehog! Once she'd realised it had spikes, she was quite happy to stand there next to it!

On the way back from our walk, a teasing rabbit ran by! It might as well have been calling Millie to chase it and of course, Millie wanted to oblige! Unfortunately for her, I was on the end I the lead so she couldn't!

We came back and Millie walked right into the seat cushion, knocking it over!

She's now getting over her excitement for one day and ready to start again tomorrow!

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Back in Suffolk!

We're back in Suffolk for a short holiday! We arrived yesterday and in the evening we had a nice walk along the sea front. 

This morning we went to the beach for Millie to have a run around. She had a fantastic time chasing pebbles and running up and down!

Even Joe had a little run this morning!

At lunchtime, we had a walk through the nature reserve and around the harbour, which both doggies also really enjoyed!

Sunday, 26 October 2014

A few tricks...

We've done a few tricks today. Not a whole session, just a few here and there. Millie really enjoyed it and we're just thinking of a few things for the talent show final!

I also caught Millie doing this...

Saturday, 25 October 2014

A Trip to the Vets and the Tennis Field!

Today Millie went to the vets'for her annual boosters and check up. She was a very good girl and the vet said she was in perfect condition!

We went to the tennis field this afternoon for Millie to have a run around. She played with her new Kong Safestix toy for the first time and really enjoyed herself!

Running Around

I'm tired out now!

Friday, 24 October 2014

Millie's being cheeky again...

The other day, Millie walked past the washing and pulled a skirt off and carried on walking!

Today she's run off with numerous slippers, pulled three socks off the radiator and run off with them and stolen bread and cheese off a plate that someone was still eating from!

She's been very good and been doing all her tricks fantastically though!

Monday, 20 October 2014

Dog Training

This evening was dog training again! 

We had to weave in and out of cones. Once I'd got Millie's attention she was good but to start with she was concerned she was missing out on treats underneath! We had to do the mats, where again, once I'd got Millie's attention she was good but she made sure there was no food on the floor first! We did some distance control. Millie's fantastic at this now so while everyone else was trying to get their dogs to stand, Millie had done this and was walking backwards and taking a bow! We did recalls two at a time. We were with Charlie. They don't get along too well but both dogs were alright! Of course the stays Millie also did brilliantly with me out of sight! She's really good at that one!

Here she is during the d.c. I came forward to take the photo because she's not a a distance there!

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Drawers, Barrel and Drawing

Yesterday I taught Millie to open a drawer, now we just have to work on closing it!

This morning we got the barrel out for Millie to have a go on it. She hasn't been on it for a while so I thought she might be a bit slower but she wasn't! It was like she was doing the world record again! Really eager and fast!

Also, she had her first drawing lesson! She's far from conquered it, but it's only day 1! 

Here is her first drawing! Millie drew every line that's in the paper!

I'm sure in time she'll be a fantastic artist!

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Major Geek Award!

Today we found out that we got the Major Geek award! 

Here's the original video:

And here are the tricks we had to do again!

Monday, 13 October 2014

A Hyper Millie and Dog Training

Millie's been going around looking for trouble! She's run off with just about everything she can and still didn't settle down, only after dog training! I think it's because she had a shorter walk this morning because of the rain. That was her choice though, she didn't want to go any further, I didn't mind!

This evening we went dog training again! Millie was good, though she was a little pickle and decided she was going to pick up all the crumbs before she went to her mat!

Lots of people have been enjoying the Just Millie the Dog video, including the winner of the Crufts HTM this year and Uggie the Oscar winning dogs' trainer! They both liked it! Hopefully it will get some more views and likes so more people will be able to see my clever Millie!

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Just Millie the Dog

Today I filmed and put together a video of all Millie's tricks! Millie was willing as ever to let me film her and it made a lovely video!

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

We got through!

Just had a phone call saying we got to the final of the talent show! It's at the beginning of November, in the same place as last time. I'm sure Millie will be fantastic!

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Dog Training

Last night we went dog training. It had been raining all day and it is always dark in the car park. I went to the bit where the puddle was narrowest and stepped over it, at the same time, asking Millie to jump over it. Millie had other ideas though, and pulled backwards, dragging me straight into the puddle! Great!
In the classes, Millie was very good, doing a recall with Ruby and Charlie, a good recall with a stop and a good A-recall. She's meant to be setting a good example to all the new, younger dogs!
Her good behaviour made up for pulling me into the puddle, it's a good job I love her! 
I also managed to tread in the same puddle on the way out again, this time without Millie's assistance! She managed to stay completely dry both times! 

Sunday, 5 October 2014

East Grinstead's Got Talent!

Today we had our East Grinstead's Got Talent audition! It was in the theatre and Millie had never been there before (I don't remember the last time I went here either!)

Millie was really good, though I felt she was a bit distracted and could have been better, she was still fantastic! She did all her tricks well, though I forgot some of the tricks! Everyone liked her performance and thought that a dog riding a scooter and skateboard was amazing! 

We will find out on Tuesday whether we got through to the finals or not. It would be fantastic if we did but if not Millie still did excellently and it was a good experience!

She's tired out now!

Also, thank you to Earl, Ethel and their lover at Earls World for our fantastic banner! We love it!

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Training and a Stolen Stollen!

Today Millie and I have done a bit of training. We haven't been able to go outside though as it's been pouring with rain!

Joe was here too earlier and we had to go our for a few minutes and leave them here. Millie, Joe, or both of them managed to find a stollen and ate it all! Cheeky doggies!

Friday, 3 October 2014

Tricks for the next Geek award!

Today we filmed the last two tricks for the Geek award, playing a musical instrument and finding a named item. The video has now been submitted and hopefully it will be ok! Millie certainly did all the tricks well!

She really loves her tambourine, once she starts, she won't stop!

Thursday, 2 October 2014

A Little Update!

Havent posted for a few days so here is a little update!

Millie was a good girl at dog training on Monday and was a lot calmer than she was the week before! She did everything well just she didn't want to wait for the recalls! At least she came to me though which was fine! 

Yesterday, Millie's tambourine came and she picked up how to play jet straight away! It's very sweet and she likes it! 

We haven done much else as there hasn't been time but we are doing another talent show on Sunday so hopefully that will go well!