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Yeeha! Barrel racing is rodeo for dogs

The most surprising thing we did this summer was barrel racing. I had to google it to be sure that the dogs do not somehow have to power the barrel around a course like a hamster in a ball. The … Continue reading

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Lola’s Tricks

I have a video featuring my first dog – a Poodle x Jack Russell puppy who prematurely came to a very unhappy end. I write that lightly, but the event itself was the most upsetting thing that has happened to … Continue reading

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Our first Level 1 Graduates

I am very happy to announce that the first two dogs have passed Level 1 and earned their certificates. Nicola Barton’s Jiang and Tess Callaway’s Cicco were proud to receive their awards last Sunday 6th October. Level 1 is a … Continue reading

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Fun at the dog shows

I entered Lola into her first Fun Dog Show when she was 9 months old. Seemed like it might be fun. At that stage she was eligible for the Best Puppy category and I thought I could also rustle up … Continue reading

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How about a little Heelwork to Music?

Lola and I were lucky enough to take part in a dog activity weekend recently, allowing us to try out a variety of dog sports. We experienced a jamboree bag of doggy activities including agility, Competitive Obedience, Rally Obedience, Nosework, … Continue reading

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Camping with dogs

Wild camping is a rare thing to find in the UK. Most of the time we are on organised camp sites with clean toilet blocks and hot showers so we don’t have to worry about finding enough clean water to … Continue reading

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Holiday Time

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 … Continue reading

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Hip dysplasia, arthritis and supplements

Hip dysplasia (HD) is one of the more common causes of joint pain in dogs. It is usually associated with larger breed dogs such as Mastiffs and German Shepherd dogs, but is also surprisingly common in smaller dogs including Bulldogs, … Continue reading

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Local and special vets

The majority of us use whichever vet is closest and most convenient, unless at some point some more specialist service is required. The nearest Veterinary Clinic is Goddards on Kennington Road, part of a group which has clinics throughout London. … Continue reading

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Recommended Books

There are lots of great dog books out there, these are just some that I’ve found useful. The first one I bought, before my first puppy, was The Perfect Puppy by Gwen Bailey. It answers a lot of basic questions … Continue reading

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