First I have to say that there will be no Dog Training on the 1st and 8th September. One of the reasons is that Lola and I will be on a dog activity camping holiday. We’ll be having a go at tracking, competition obedience, rally obedience, barrel racing, heelwork to music and agility. We will also be camping. Last time we camped I got a bit concerned about Lola being cold in the night as the temperature can drop really suddenly the minute the clouds clear. One change I’ve made is to swap from a body-shaped sleeping bag that made me feel like a caddis-fly larva, to a pod shaped bag which allows plenty of room for us to snuggle up together. My self-inflating mat is really comfortable, but not wide enough to allow room for Lola – she ends up draped over my legs. I found a 24×36 inch offcut of memory foam on Amazon for £12.50, which should be big enough for most dogs. I cut mine to a 2ft square with a serrated knife to fit the pouffe she spends much of the day on. Then it needed a cover. You could use a single duvet cover, but I had some hibiscus fabric donated by a friend and my experiments with printing fabric through my inkjet had yielded an image of Lola. A little bit of free embroidery on the sewing machine and…. Well, Lola likes it.
afro blue on Fun at the dog shows what to do if your d… on How about a little Heelwork to…