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!

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Paws in the Park!

Today we went to Paws in the Park - we had a good and successful day! 

First we had a go at the search and rescue. Millie found me in 23 seconds but was more interested in running everywhere else! We had a look around all the stores and got some nice treats and goody bags!

I decided to enter Millie in the obedience competition to see how she got on. Because we've never done it before we were in the 'Newbie' class. We had to do a circle of heelwork on lead, sit, down, a recall and a 30 second down stay. It was really easy for Millie but a completely different environment as it was a competiton and she was excellent. We were told to come back for results at 4pm. 

After that watched Dima's display with his incredible dogs which was really good. 

It was then time for our 'Best Trick' class. Millie rode her scooter and did a few other tricks. She was a star as always and came 1st!

We had to go for the results of the obedience competition then and Millie got an amazing 3rd! So proud of my incredible girl!

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Horley Lions Dog Show

Millie and I went to a dog show in Horley today. Millie was really good. We got shortlisted in Best Veteran but unfortunately didn't get placed. We did however come 1st in Best Trick! It was difficult for Millie to push her mountain board on the grass and it was really hot but she was still a star!

Monday, 5 September 2016

Dog training has started again

Today was the first night back dog training after the summer break. Our normal trainer is on holiday so we had someone else. He does competitive obedience so our session was based mainly on that. It was really interesting. We focused a lot on retrieves. Millie was good and I'm going to get her a dumbbell so we can practise properly. He also told me about getter her to sit close to me in the present and how to get the dogs to look up when doing heelwork. Millie was a good girl and it's given us something else to work on!

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Rosettes and Certificate!

Today Millie got her rosettes for 3rd in Active Pets and 6th in Pet the Judge Would Most Like to Take Home. They're beautiful and a good addition to her collection!

We also got sent our certificate from the Best Trick competition we won last night!

Friday, 2 September 2016

She's done it again!

My amazing girl has won another competition! 1st in Best Trick! We'll get a certificate so will post pictures when we have it! Congratulations my talented girl!

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Ardingly and Another Competition Win

This evening we went for another lovely walk around Ardingly. Millie had a great time running around! At one point she saw another two dogs (including a Collie) before I did and went running over there. She ran straight past them and then came back again no problem! She's such a good girl!

I also entered her in another online competition for the Best All Round Pet. I entered a picture of her doing lots of her different tricks. When we came back I had a look and saw that she's come 2nd! That's another rosette in the post!