Monthly Archives: December 2013

End of a good year

Upside down doggie

Upside down doggie

It’s been a quiet few days recovering from the long drive to and from Victoria.

We didn’t stop long while we were there, and tried to see as many people as possible. Poor Jaxon slept the entire day when we were back, and seems to have finally recovered from all the excitement of Christmas.

It’s been a big year overall, and we know all of you will have had a huge year as well!

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Car Games and Jaxon’s crate stolen again

Workout Wednesdays – The spirit of giving

It’s Christmas & it’s Wednesday! What a great day to work off all that Chrissy tucker by spending 10 minutes a day training a new behaviour.

In the true spirit of Christmas, today is all about Giving. Yes, that’s right – that elusive “Give”!

So handy when you want the ball back, or the toy, or your slipper…(that’s another story).

This photo taken from the internet.
This photo taken from the internet.

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Happy Holidays Everyone

Wishing everyone a very merry Holiday season!

We’re celebrating Christmas – but whatever you celebrate, have a safe, fun and joyful time!

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Early Christmas dinner

Every year we enjoy oysters & prawns as our traditional Christmas dinner. With a great bottle of wine, it’s a perfect Aussie Christmas feast for a hot time of year!

Yesterday we had our feast early as we’ll be sharing Christmas day with the big family this year.

For our family feast, our little family of animals decided they might be getting some prawns and oysters too. good luck with that one!

Surely there'll be some for us...?

Surely there’ll be some for us…?

Weave tips and accessories

Weave stakes and measure

Weave stakes and measure

If you’ve got your own sing-stake weaves at home, here is a fabulous site that sells weave stakes and weave measures.



Hot summer days

Melting doggie

Melting doggie

It’s officially a hot summer already, and no signs of cooling down until after Christmas…. maybe.

We had summer agility training yesterday, and the dogs found it hot hard work. The humans also melted in the heat. Our mate Mawson has a great recap of training here.

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Workout Wednesday -Pre-Christmas trick practice

What do you mean, do a trick...? HUFF

What do you mean, do a trick…? HUFF

Puppies love interacting with us and feeling part of the pack. As long as we set the rules and consistently kept up the rules, our puppies will have healthy and happy lives with us.

Part of playing together is creating new and fun ways to enjoy the human-doggie bond.

With Jaxon, I have the best time just ‘mucking about’ doing tricks. Now a doggie knows that if they perform, more than likely they will be rewarded. Tricks are a great way to show off your dog’s special skills – especially at Christmas time.

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Naughty Cats

Naughty kittens

Naughty kittens


Jaxon has been such a good boy today. It’s often hard to fit in my training, let alone his during the day, plus work.

Today he’s played ball, had some jump training and been for a walk. All he wants to do is curl up in his crate for a comfy sleep when he’s confronted with the cats.


New Friends

I could write a blog too...

I could write a blog too…

Recently Jaxon has had a big problem with standard poodles (only black or grey), and German Sheppards.

Every time he sees one or other of this kind of dog, he barks crazily. Jaxon is normally very friendly and social, so it’s been a major change in him to be so reactive to other dogs.

So I started changing things up.

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