Thursday, 28 April 2011


Well we are just having toooo much fun. Scandal is just amazing to train, so much fun (as you can see from her dorking around at the start of the vid... what a bad trainer I am letting my dog self reward ;-)) we've made more progress in the last 5 months than we have in the last 18.

Scandal's had 4 clears in the past month and 4 wins. I said to a friend the other week that what I wanted this year more than any win was as many "perfect runs" as I could - runs where I didn't let Scandal down, remembered to cue her, etc etc. Well I think our Olympia run (second to last clip in vid) was getting there (woah I was tired after that run) and then the jumping run (the last clip) was pretty much our first ever perfect run. Wooop-de-woop :) not perfect by a lot of people's standards but boy was I chuffed with it, it's the first time I've ever felt in control and not like my legs/brain were 3 miles behind Scandal.

I'm still going running twice a week, well I say run but it's more of a lumber. We don't run it all but I try and walk/jog/run at varying speeds so hopefully some fat will fall off somehow. Don't think it's working yet but I can still hope :)

Love the fact that the show season is well and truly underway, having sooo much fun. Ohhh and Imogen qualified Tia and Honey for the UKA Junior Nationals in December, which is pretty cool. Tia was great in both classes and got a 1st and 2nd... Honey... hmmm naughty spaniel. Gotta love the spaniels, but I think collies are definitely for me!