Update ;-)

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In my last blog I said I was catching up on my to do list so I was going to announce my spring dates - well - i was right - CHAOS!!!  What can i say but wow! nearly all the workshops and Saturday one to ones were full within 24 hours. I am sorry to those of you who didn't get what you wanted - but I just can't make any more hours in a day!
Last Sunday we didn't go to Dartmoor Show - instead i did a training day for Carn Brea club in Cornwall. I really enjoyed the day - thank you to Lisa for looking after me so well :-) But also thank you to all the handlers for working hard and being open to some new ideas. It gave me food for thought on the drive home so watch this space for a new series of workshops in 2012!
Well done to lots of SWATties who had great results and runs at Dartmoor - and we have points on the board :-)
At Training i am seeing some real progression with so many dogs at the moment - dogs who are loving agility and are becoming true agility dogs! The lessons also seem to be lots of fun - people having a good time with lots of laughs - it makes teaching very enjoyable. And the warm winter we are having definitely helps as well!
My own dogs are working well - Doug has gone up a gear so the motivation work is working well but i don't seem to be able to steer him now- whoops! Maid is growing in confidence and stamina - seems she has been having a phantom pregnancy so no wonder she hasn't been very energetic - yet she has learnt to weave beautifully!
This weekend is the SWAT / Leads match - i can't wait to have time for a catch up with everyone - Lily is really looking forward to going to a show! And of course we are looking forward to the fun atmosphere that we always have at these events - GO SWAT!! I guess i'll have to cheer Leads on as well as quite a few of their members train with me as well :-)
My last few blogs have been full of news but nothing very hard hitting - partly due to my current frame of my mind but also because i am tryinmg very hard not to upset anyone - there have been lots of events / incidents recently that have caused me concern about agility - but a it doesnt affect my club, dogs, friends etc then i have kept out of it - i am sure i will soon be back to being outspoken!!

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