Things are heating up on the book ‘front’. Review copies of Total Recallare due any day and I have had my first interview to help promote the book.
This was a new experience for me, so I felt a little daunted when I set off for Wiltshire yesterday to be interviewed.
And like many women, my enthusiasm for being photographed diminishes in direct proportion to my increasing years!
However, I was made very welcome, had a lovely afternoon on Salisbury Plain, and met some wonderful dogs! You will be able to read all about it in Dogs Today next month.
The poults have arrived
It is an exciting time on the shoot right now, as the pheasant poults arrive this morning. We will be settling them in to their new home over the next few days.
The weather is just right. Not too hot and not too wet. So hopefully they will be off to a great start.
Last week’s articles
Last week on The Labrador Site I published articles on puppy paperwork, stopping your dog from snatching, sending a dog away to be trained, and puppy recall. On Totally Gundogs I looked at helping a gunshy dog, and at clicker training puppies.
You can also catch up with my puppy’s adventures in ‘Rachael Goes to Town‘.
On the Totally Gundogs facebook page last week there was an interesting comment from a concerned gundog trainer who sees clicker training as a ‘gimmick’ and is worried that incompetent clicker trainers are abusing the naivety of the public.
Whilst I don’t want the Totally Gundogs site to be just about clicker training, the concerns raised are too important to answer in a brief facebook post. So this week on TG I shall be looking at the issues above in more detail.
Medical detection dogs do an amazing and lifesaving job, and this week on the Labrador Site we have a great personal story from Labrador owner Carole Batchelor, who is about to take on a new MDD puppy and will be updating us with her progress.
Naming a puppy
Carole is also raising money for Medical Detection Dogs and if you have a facebook account you can help her name a puppy and raise money for a great cause by making a small donation.