Wednesday, 26 March 2008

New collar for a new class.

Jed began his canine good citizen training tonight so i bought him a new collar to start class with.

Doesn't he look smart?

Friday, 14 March 2008

A new career for Jed...hopefully!

Jed is just over 6 months old now and is maturing into a great young dog. He does some basic obedience once a week and is about to begin a 10 week course for his canine good citizen puppy/bronze award. This will then hopefully lead onto silver and gold.

As you know i work in a school for children with special needs and Jed has been into school to visit on lots of occasions.

Last week i was approached by the head teacher who said how good an influence Jed was on the children and how well behaved he was in school and would i consider him becoming the school's therapy dog?

I was amazed and proud to say the least and agreed to look into the training and registration.

Well i sent off for the registration pack and am awaiting it's arrival, then Jed will have to be assessed before he is officially known as a PAT dog (Pets as therapy).

He will have to wear a little yellow jacket with his PAT dog badge on.

I'm so hoping that it all goes to plan, i will keep you all updated.

Sunday, 2 March 2008

A Mother's day walk...

It's Mother's day here today and when given the choice of what I wanted to do I chose to go for a walk in the countryside with the dogs and have some lunch at a canalside pub.

We started off accross the farmer's fields towards the canal, crossing over styles and passing through 5 bar gates.

We then got onto the canal tow path , passing barges, ducks and swans before arriving at the cross keys pub for some lunch.

We sat outside in the Spring sunshine and had a lovely time.