PitaPata - Dog

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Crufts Holiday 2016!!!

Day One: March 7th 2016
We travelled for most of the day, but the dogs got a nice walk on the beach after the ferry, which they loved. We went to Trearrdur Bay, Wales. 

Wilson exploring the rock pools.

Day 2: March 8th 2016
We explored the village of Rolleston-on-Dove, Staffordshire, where we were staying with the dogs, there was a brook running through the village, with lot's of ducks, and a woodland with a waterfall. Wilson loved watching the ducks!

Wilson looking gorgeous, with the village in the background.

Day 3: March 9th 2016
We went to Bushey, North London for a family party, I also got to walk my cousins dog, Ruby. As well as meet her kittens and cat.

Day 4: March 9th 2016
First day of Crufts! It was great,  We watched freestyle, agility, flyball, gundog display, breed judging & discover dogs. I also met up with my friend, and her poodle, Darcy.


Day 5: March 10th 2016
Wilson went for a walk in the woodland with me, and we went to Crufts again. We watched lot's of agility, heelwork to music and did some shopping

Wilson with the little waterfall int he background

Ashleigh and Pudsey doing Agility.
Day 6: March 12th 2016
Zara's day at Crufts! She did very well and got VHC! I met another friend and her jack russel terrier, Smartie and I got to watch their brilliant run in the YKC Small ABC finals. Watched more agility & did more shopping. 
Some of the things I got at Crufts! Lot's of toys, a Cavalier T-shirt, and Treats!
Day 7, 8 & 9: March 13th & 14th 2016
We went to the tobogganing SnowDome, and before the ferry we went to Trearrdur Bay, Wales with the dogs again. 

Trearrdur Bay, Wales

Video to follow in the next few weeks.

Now we're back I'm looking forward to more Agility and Obedience training with Holly and Wilson, resuming our Let's Play & Running Contacts training. Aswell minding Buddy the Cocker Spaniel x Poodle puppy in a few weeks time. His owners picked him up yesterday, and sent us this photo.


smile emoticoand got to watch their brilliant run in the YKC Small ABC competition smile emoticoAnd watched more agility, more shopping & watching the bernese judging

smile emoticonI also met Leah Casey and her adorable poodle, Dar

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Crufts 2016!!!

I hope you like the new blog layout!

It's now only 2 day's 'til Wilson's 3rd Birthday. I've got him some toys, which I'll wrap up and give to him on his birthday. I'll also take some birthday photo's of him, which I'll share here. I meant to have his birthday video published, but I've not even begun editing (as the computer broke, and the new ones not working yet) , but I've filmed most of the clips, and I'll edit it as soon as I can. I should have a video made with a selection of clips of him as a puppy uploaded in time though. And, at some point I'll try and find lot's of photo's of him as a puppy, and growing up.

His agility training  is going well, we're working on restrains, sequences, speed, weaves, running contacts, distance, independence & distractions. He's not quite ready for competitions yet, but almost ready for training rounds. I'm also working on obedience, his pivoting is almost there, his stays are getting longer, and his come's are great, I just need to work on distractions, and heeling. I decided to re-train his recall (he does get distracted, so recall wasn't the best) and his new recall is really getting there, we just need to proof it, everywhere! 

Holly is doing fab with speed on agility, but she's a challenge to handle (so fast), so we need to work on distance, understanding & independence. However she's almost ready for competitions! Obedience does need work before we can consider competing.

There's an Agility show a few weeks after we get back from holiday, and I'm going to try and do a training round with both of them, and see how they get on. 

Anyway, we're getting all ready for holiday now! I'm so looking forward to Crufts!!! I'm trying to make a list of everything I want to do, dogs to see at discover dogs, displays and competitions in the main arena, breeds and comps in the halls, meeting up with some friends, shopping ... with the highlight being watchings Zara being shown. Once we get back, I'll try and make a video of everything! Only 5 days to go, so I'm really excited!

And then in April, I'm going to be minding a puppy! His name is Buddy, he's a brown Cocker Spaniel X Poodle puppy, he'll be about 4 months old, I'm so excited!

Beth + Wilson