July - DOGS - My dogs and I spent a fab few days doing main arena performances for Just Dogs Live. We also ran
a 'Have a go at HTM' ring (with lots of people and their dogs having a go - great
fun!) and had a stand giving information to the public about dog training and behaviour.
Just Dogs Live organisers also very kindly allowed me to have some info about (and raise
money for) the HTM team who are going to the European Championships later on this year. Thank you to Lorraine,
Vicky, Helen, Penny (and Penny's Mum,) Stacey and Shelley for all of your help :o)
10th July - MUSICAL DIRECTOR
- I've just officially been offered the position of Musical Director for 'Simply
Sing' in Kings Lynn. (This will be in addition to the Gospel Choir that I run here.) Looking forward to September
when we can start a whole load of new music...
11th July - DOGS
- We were at the food and farming day at the East of England show ground on
Friday talking to hundreds of children about clicker training, being safe around dogs
and how to speak dog. I was so proud of my lovely dogs, who coped brilliantly with being petted by hundreds of
children. Here's a link to a short clip of Eze and I having fun and talking about how we can communicate with dogs using a clicker, so they can understand lots of words
(you'll need to scroll down.) Thanks for
inviting us Shelley.
13th July – DOGS - Clever Shai
came 3rd in HTM Intermediate Heelwork at Anglesey - good boy!
15th July – MUSIC PUPILS
- One of my pupils had their ABRSM exam which I was delighted to later hear that they
passed - well done!
19th July - DOGS - I was asked to be part of a special open day
at Jolleys Kings Lynn, giving dog training and behaviour advice. I had an enjoyable day
chatting to people and also meeting some great members of staff.
23rd July - CHOIR –
Great evening with the Gospel Choir with our last practice before the summer break (made even
better with the addition of cake!)
26th July - DOGS - I had a lovely day (beautifully
assisted by Eze, who was a very helpful boy!) taking a workshop for the AETB. We had
a great time taking the '101 Games' Workshop in Peterborough. Photos can be seen
on their Facebook Page and Shelley (the organiser) wrote about the day ('What a fabulous day we had yesterday at the 101 GAMES TO PLAY WITH YOUR DOG with the amazing CHRISTINA
OXTOBY. Such an lovely group of dogs and people - lovely weather, tho a bit on the warm
side for the dogs but Christina put lots of rest periods in for them. Lots of ideas
for us to use for our pet dogs and for the trainers amongst us some great ideas for classes.
The pictures will be posted shortly - proving the fun times we had! Big thank you to Christina Oxtoby for a brilliant
workshop, Davina McMurdo for her help, Matt Catlow for the brew and your man skills when
filling up the paddling pools and to all the lovely delegates attending and the dogs
for making it a lovely day - Shelley