Tuesday, 7 September 2021

In the bag

With the promise of a mini-heatwave today I took Tilly for an early morning walk knowing that hubby could accept the delivery I was expecting. I'm happy to say Tilly walks well on the lead now and I no longer need to use the nose collar which she hates and so we use her harness and training lead. Just as we were approaching home I saw the delivery van outside our house and I was hoping hubby had heard the doorbell which rather annoyingly doesn't always work. All was well and hubby had taken in the parcel.

I set up the paddling pool for Tilly before it got too hot and true to form she loved getting soaked before the water hit the pool.



So after much paddling pool fun and I have to say I'm becoming quite a good shot throwing the balls into the water from a seated position it was more fun getting Tilly dry.

So what was in the parcel which was delivered today I hear you ask, well this bag  and what was in the bag?

 

These poles were. I only ordered them on Sunday afternoon and they arrived today and I  definitely
call that excellent customer service. Bag of treats at the ready but Tilly and I need much more practice weaving in and out of them but I'm confident practice will make perfect :).

 

Just a note to Eunice, do you remember my sandals? I only wear them in the garden now having fallen over while wearing them on the grassy slope at the castle in front of dozens of people, another lesson learned, wear sensible footwear when out and about:-)


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  1. Im looking forward to seeing how Tilly gets on with the poles..

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    1. I'm hoping she'll get the general idea, she gave up a bit too quickly for my liking :)

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  2. Tilly looks like she's having a whale of a time, paddling pools and wooden poles, lots of fun to be had in your garden. It's good to give them plenty of attention when they're full of beans as Tilly is, training as well as fun, and hopefully she'll sleep well after all that exercise.

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    1. She is having loads of fun and has bags of energy. She's a happy little pup and that makes us happy too. She's sleeps well alright :)

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  3. In the final photo it looks like Tilly is training you! 😂

    How long do you think it'll take her to get the hang of it? Good luck, anyway.

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    1. Haha you’re right, it does look like Tilly is training me :)
      I’m not sure she’ll ever get the hang of it but we’ll keep trying, it’s all good fun.

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  4. She is so precious and love to see her getting soaked before the paddling & her weaving sticks should keep you both amused on fine days. I've always had to wear sensible shoes/sandals having been born with my weird back & needing good support on my feet to stay stable. Have fun, take care & hugs.

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    1. Tilly loves getting wet through and the paddling pool was a really good buy but our summer has had miserable weather and that was only the second time of using it. We'll be practicing the weaving again today as it's good fun.
      Sometimes I buy what looks nice and don't really think if they're suitable for a given situation. I can understand you having to think about your footwear if you have a bad back. Take care.

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  5. I do remember the mishap at the castle :) It looks like Tilly has been having a lot of fun in the garden, hopefully it won't take too long before she gets the hang of the poles.

    I bought Snowy a harness a couple of weeks ago, it's supposed to be one of those 'no pull' ones but does it work? No! I'm just glad I didn't pay an OTT price for it but at least it has a handle on it so it's easy to pick her up if necessary.

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    1. At the training sessions they say not to use a harness as it actually encourages the dog to pull. The one I bought for Tilly has two rings, one on the back and one at the front and I use a training lead which has two clips. It's only since using the Gencon nose collar that's made her pull less but she hates me putting it on her and I'm not keen on using it. I've seen the harnesses with a handle and are a good idea if you have to grab the dog for some reason. It's not good for me to have Tilling pulling and she's been hard work.
      Hopefully it'll be another fine day today with more fun in the garden :)

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  6. From Ann via Bloglovin'
    Well done Eileen, you will get the hang of those poles in no time 🤣🤣🤣

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    1. I've been rumbled, OK I admit it..... it was Tilly training me :-)

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  7. What fun, and good to have something to keep Tilly's clever little brain busy. I wonder if there is a way you can (in future) modify/adapt the setup so that she does not become bored?

    Rant/nag alert 😡 Your sandals: my mother-in-law broke her hip thanks to silly shoes like that. She insists on footwear that she regularly slips out of and a couple of years ago paid the price . . . and at +80 y/old was very lucky to be found quickly and has recovered fairly well. The accident happened at her home so wearing them just in the garden (especially running around with Her Ladyship) might not be as safe as you think. 😬😳

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    1. I don't spend long trying to teach her new things, we were told at the training lessons they soon get bored. The poles are packed away mow as the weather has changed for the worse.
      I'm glad your mother-in-law recovered well from her fall, last thing I want is broken bones. I should have learned my lesson when I dropped a slab on my foot while wearing slippers in the garden. You're right, wearing these sandals is asking for trouble.

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  8. It looks like Tilly (and you) will be kept busy. Is there any chance you could manage a little video? 😁

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    1. When Tilly gets the idea of what I want her to do, I'll certainly think about making a little video as I'll be a very proud Mum :)

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