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  1. Last week we went to TAG show and that marks the end of my competition season this year - I am now too fat and waddly to risk running about! I had a lovely time, socially and agility wise. Maid grew in confidence over the week and I am so pleased with how her first year has gone as she has hardly done any shows, or had any training compared to my other young dogs before her! That said she managed to get some places last week in G3 and then on her last run of the week and therefore the year she won G3 Agility so moves to G4. That was not the plan as I wanted to ease her back in next year but I am sure we will cope - and maybe run a few take your own lines!! :-) Such a clever Girly - she really is the kindest natured dog i have ever owned.

    Raq is running well for Jo, despite pushing his luck! Their first Champ next Saturday at Prestbury - fingers crossed!

    Boo is still doing fab - no signs of slowing down - her times at TAG were very competitive - and she was such a good girl running with Lily in juniors! Hopefully that will get easier as they start to do some training sessions together!

    Kye and Glee - had a lovely time away camping - happy dogs!

    So, Daz is doing one day at shows most weekends in September - i may come along for the day depending how tired i am! We are trying to get organised ready for the baby as we don't want to be caught out unprepared a 2nd time! SWAT wise plans are all made - Jo and I have spent some time doing hand overs of specific dogs so continuity will be achieved. Bookings are going very well for our obedience classes and beginners agility groups as well as Jo being very busy with one to ones now. So all good :-)

    I rarely look at at the club league tables but wow!! We have a HUGE number of points this year - and we are still the most successful club south of Bristol - thankyou everyone for your support.

    Hope to see some of you at the field or Prestbury at the weekend - Good Luck to Pat and Chilli for the Olympia Semis this Sunday xx

  2. Tomorrow we are off to TAG's new summer show - I can't wait! Hopefully the weather will be kind but as Wye Valley proved, SWATties can have fun whatever the weather! It has taken me a whole week to recover from our own show - Thank you so much to everyone who helped make it a success. I can honestly say I am relieved that we are not running a show next year. It is so much work, and 4 days is exhausting. See our news page for more info.

    Quick update on all things SWAT

    We are getting very booked up for our new classes starting in September. Jo will be doing more obedience classes and beginner agility as well as having more new one to one clients. I am winding down to complete Maternity leave in October - I am hardly teaching in September as Lily starts school and the hours are very sporadic! But to be honest, the bump is huge and heavy and I am struggling to walk about nevermind stand all day. I am enetered in TAG with Maid but i suspect i won't run her. Too slow with my thinking never mind movements!

    We have had a few health scares with the pack, but all seem ok now. Glee is a wild thing - loving any training i do with her, but if shes lucky its 5 minutes a week. Maid is still driving me mad with her weave issues..... I need to focus on them but again time is lacking so i suspect it will have to wait until January! Boo is drawing ever closer to retirement, she has some junior runs with Lily this week which Lily is very excited about :-) Raq has been injured so just starting back to full exercise, hopefully he will be ok to compete next week and then do his Champ runs with Jo in September. As for Kye - hes fine :-) more and more stubborn but a happy boy.

    So, TAG here we come - and a day at Alton Towers. So much fun ahead! See you all soon - good luck what ever shows you are at! xx