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First Prize!

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Today we went to the Moorabbin Dog Obedience Club's first  Fun Day for the year.

I had entered Sasha in CCD and Java is in Pink1 level.

Sasha worked really well. We havent been to many classes this year so i was not really happy with her performance. Me on the other hand.. i kept talking to her, thats a no no... and i just cant walk straight (no suprises there!)

Java on the other hand i had a few issues with. Typically when i train with Java there is a lot of Luring involved. Food in hand and off we go. If she stays in position she knows there will be a treat coming out of that hand she has been focusing on for the past few steps. In the ring there was no food allowed.

I could see as we kept going through the exercises she was getting crancky... no FOOD! Thankfully she waited until the last exercise to totally shutdown.. yes it was the return to heal! She wasnt going to do it at all.

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PepperTree Park

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The weather started off looking very ominous. It wasn’t just raining, it was flogging down!

I got the dogs ready in the car and paused… was it really worth an hour trip in the rain? The thought of staying inside with Sasha and Java horrified me! We had to go! Started the engine and we were off!

I couldn’t see more than a few meters in front due to the heavy rain. The window wipers were on full speed, but it didn’t seem to help much. As I approached the West Gate Bridge the sun poked out of the clouds! Goodbye Melbourne! Keep your crappy weather we are off to Bacchus Marsh!

We were off to catch-up with the Herding Crowd at Pepper Tree Park. Most of us met at Diggers Herding or Driving Force working sheep dog club, so there were a lot of working dogs. Border Collies and Kelpies, not to forget to mention Greyhounds, and one labrador.

It was great catching up with everyone, I haven’t seen some of the crowd for almost 12 months. We invaded Pepper Tree Park there were 10 of us with 18 dogs.

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Happy 5th Birthday Sasha!

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I can’t believe 5 years has gone by so quickly!

When I first saw photos of Sasha as a pup I thought she was the ugliest Border collie I had seen! I didn’t like the uneven markings. The last thing I thought of was to take a puppy home with me when I went up visiting in Queensland; I already had two dogs at home and the last thing I needed was another pup... or was it?!

We have had heaps of fun together! And Sasha's enthusiasm always makes you want to teach her other things. She may not be the prettiest dog but she is the smartest I have had!

Hopefully we can have plenty more years together!

Love your guts! xxx

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