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    Dylan: Official Good Dog

    Dyl passed his Good Citizen Dog Scheme GOLD this weekend. I was pretty sure we were going to fail, so every exercise we passed was a relief and a bit of a surprise! We have trained, but not as much as we should have done. Emergency stop gave me the most worry, since Dylan wouldn’t hold his wait correctly. He did his cheeky agility wait instead, which involves creeping forward as soon as I turn my back. Very pleased with his off-lead work however. He offered “proper” heelwork, shoulder to leg, for the whole duration, instead of the looser off-lead type we’ve been working on. He was a bit bemused…

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    Hare’n’Hounds September

    My wild child is finally starting to get her confidence in the ring! There isn’t a suitable word for the joy that comes after months of worry. I get to just love on her for this post. First run was the G1-3 Jumping, fun course by Hannah Grantham! Nice and flowing with some handler challenges (two tunnels together!), but a lovely straightforward start. Rio ran a super clear, just a slight hesitation at which tunnel I wanted (my fault). Gorgeous drivey weaves, a little wide on some turns, but I didn’t want to push her. Amazingly she finished 5th, made my weekend right from the start! G1-7 Jumping was a…

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