Karen has published the Christmas 2009 Newsletter. I know some of you had trouble opening it but I have fixed that now.
Archive for December, 2009
Donna called round with Ellie to play. The two dogs really like each other and Ellie has just finished her first season. Both Donna and I feel that Charlie and Ellie would have made lovely puppies together, but its too late now! Charlie has had the snip and Ellie goes to be spayed soon.
They had a great game of “terrier wrestling” on the boat and generally wrecked the place. Charlie has gone to sleep for the afternoon!
I have just updated my webpage about RBC Pet Care Services, which can be found here
Any of you boaters wishing to get away without boat and pets, just call round and moor up in Banbury. I can look after the pets, keep the fire going, and run the engine each day to keep the batteries charged up!
The weather conditions were awful. It was a wet and cold day and I was doubtful that he would do even a 1 minute stay, one of the tests in the Bronze Award. However he was perfect, a very good stand stay for the Bronze (he didn’t even move a paw) and a 2 minute sit stay for the Silver. A really great effort (and no pressure on me as one of the dog trainers at the club!)
Have a look at the Kennel Club link to find out more about the tests.
I think they are a good idea, as they are aimed at the average pet owner and provide a starter curriculum and a focus for training. They are pretty basic but allow progression and give us all something to aim for.