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Showing posts from March, 2013

Snowballs for Sasha and Charlie

The dogs have been making the most of the recent heavy snow, either with me in my fields or with Paul on the local Fells. "Thanks Sasha !" But for two dogs, these conditions become somewhat disabling after a short time, due to their coats. Sasha, my Cockerpoo residential training dog and Charlie, my daughter’s Cocker Spaniel, are slowed down by the weight and discomfort of snowballs on their legs . The photo of Sasha had to be enhanced as she is so very dark, and somewhere underneath all of that hair are two eyes . Judging by her gesture I can only assume she doesn't like being photographed ! Meanwhile Charlie is oblivious to both Paul and the weather . Unlike Sasha, he never stops to pick off the snowballs, but just keeps running, albeit slower and slower and with all four legs further and further apart ! "Snowballs ? Where ?" Meanwhile poor Tasha was somewhat confused ab

Long line work with Pebbles

It's very unusual that nearly a month goes by without an update of what's been happening, but the truth is I've been rather busy ! I usually work 7 day weeks which, although tiring, are very enjoyable and obviously by choice. The days are full, what with "sheep chasing" lessons, day courses and training my residential guests. In for a month is Pebbles, a Border Collie whose progress I'm very pleased with. This young girl is very bright and eager to learn, which makes training her even more enjoyable. Having my own field and garth allows me the opportunity to train on a long line without the need to see who may be approaching across a field or along a footpath. A rather proud looking teacher ! I thought I would include a second photo of Pebbles, which, although not in sharp focus, does in fact show that the Teacher is not averse to playing with the pupil ! Every lesson includes some fun ! I think Cedar has had enough ...... .