Saturday, 21 May 2011

“Never neglect the little things. Never skimp on that extra effort, that additional few minutes, that soft word of praise or thanks, that delivery of the very best that you can do. It does not matter what others think, it is of prime importance, however, what you think about you. You can never do your best, which should always be your trademark, if you are cutting corners and shirking responsibilities. You are special. Act it. Never neglect the little things.”

Og Mandino

We try so hard to do this, in life, in love and with our puppies.

We have a lot to learn but we are open to ideas.

We have the pleasure of seeing some fab agility dogs developing. Amongst the regulars we also have some Popi, Reef, Rocky and other impressive pups at training. I love training the youngsters.

We are looking forward to the Coast x Molly pups - Coast is a wsd and Molly a BC, both are health tested and pups are all booked from this litter. Free is also coming into season - lets keep our fingers crossed, I think she could have gorgeous puppies!

The cottages are booming and we have lots of new interest everyday, thankyou all for your fantastic support.

Lauren x


Monday, 9 May 2011

“Live life fully while you're here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You're going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it. Don't try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.”

I love this dog, I mean I am so lucky to have been allowed to have such a gorgeous pup, she is just the love of my life, Tiki is obviously still my princess and Reef the most handsome dog on the planet, Pop is a gem and Coast is the sweetest boy, Free is crazy and I love them all to bits.

But this week I have been rather busy and had to rely on a few others to help me with dogs and it just makes me realise how much I love spending time with my dogs. Fiji and I have loads we want to do but the most important thing to me right now is the 24/7 life skills - I am working on lots of Susan Garretts fantastic programme and with a gentle nudge from Lynda Orton Hill relishing every challenge and hoping I can improve my own dog training skills to become a better dog trainer and gain a better understanding of what we are looking for as dog trainers.

I have had some fantastic emails, cards, phone calls and messages over the last week - Brooke has had numerous places and at least 2 wins, Boss is looking gorgeous, Cove has moved into G2 already and Chillis's mum sent me a really lovely email saying how pleased she is with her and how clever the little chilli bean is - this is fab as she was quite a sensitive girly in the litter so I am so pleased that her nnatural aptitude for work is showing - I just love this Popi / Reef mating. They are cracking and I think their shape is far better than the first Devongem litter and are much more the 'type' I would like to be breeding.

So pleased that everyone is so happy and doing so well, keep up the fantastic work, I am so pleased you are happy guys, I certainly am.

Lauren x