This time of the year seems really bleak and dark,
but we have snowdrops in bloom and daffodil buds waiting for the sunshine to open them, giving a promise of the spring to come.
The other pointers to the approaching season is having the last of our scheduled in house training days (lovely feedback thanks) and the fight to secure camping at shows LOL.
We still have our regular training at Devon Dogs and our new regular training with Joy Costello's group to do.
We are lucky to be able to do all kinds of instructing - one to one's, weekly groups, seasonal regulars and one off training days (not many of those as we usually get asked back again).
I enjoy all types for different reasons.
At this time of year at club we go back to basics with even more places to reward your dog than you'd ever have thought possible. There is a slight buzz of excitement with
people looking forward for the competitions to start to see how they've progressed over the winter :)
Personally I am looking forward to Mid Downs to get in the ring and enjoy running Torro - no pressure to do well this early, just a chance to see if what we practised in the winter has put us in a good place.
Kodi is looking superb - last season he didn't seem right but is totally on one now.
Devo will be fun to watch develop, starting this year in Grade 5 - an exciting place to be.
I have entered Flint in quite a few any size so he should still be able to have some fun :)
Christie (nearly 16) nearly had a one way trip to the vets in January but has rallied round and hopefully will still be able to walk to the exercise area and back.
So BRING IT ON
Did somebody ask about Rhyme? - well I won't start talking about him again or I'll turn into Tolstoy.