Friday, 30 October 2009

Wolf Dog Weekend and Update

Its been a while since I posted, finding the time to anything these days is a mission!
The centre is really busy and all classes are full. We have no places for beginners till January now. Puppy places are getting booked up again. Saturdays are proving popular and we have just set up another class for the puppies in the socialisation classes to move into. The pre puppy agility course booked up in 2 days! We may think about another one.

Last weekend I went to the annual CAPBT Personal Development Event and CABPT launch in Exeter. I took Jayne and Stewart along as a treat. The Saturday was all about wolf lookalike dogs and wolf dogs, mainly the Saarloos and the Czech Wolfdog. As well as the behaviourist speakers there were also some breeders who brought their dogs and we got ask them about the breeds and what they are like. It was really informative and educational.
Saturday evening there was a meal which we attended, it was good to catch up and meet new friends everyone was really nice.
The Sunday was for CAPBT members only so Jayne and Stewart were taken on a day out by Kirstys husband Alan. We had to do some practical work and our group had to work on a Hedonic Budget for the Czech Wolfdog, we then has a lecture on Savannah Cats which was really interesting and then a talk on the future of CAPBT and some case studies.

I’ve been practicing my routine and Dinky has got backward circles off now and keeps doing them all the time, I’m going to improve on confidence and balance before I put it under stimulus control.

We had a staff training day the other week and both Jayne and Matthew passed part one of our Instructor Development Programme with flying colours. Part 2 is next month!

The Kennel Club contacted Stewart again to provide dogs for the Silver Assessors Course, however it was on the weekend we were away. A couple of the dogs from the club attended though, Cath and Biscuit and Dee and Diesel, a big thanks to them.
We have our Good Citizen Tests in November, Bronze Silver and Gold!

Sarah and Samson are in the Bury’s Got Talent Final next week doing canine freestyle, so we are wishing them the best of luck and can’t wait to hear how they got on!!

Oh and Jayne is waiting for puppies to be born!! If all goes to plan she will be adding a Working Springer to her family!!

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