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Work, Rest & Play

I have been a very busy puppy recently. My humum Kate, has been playing with me, live on Facebook. Well I call it playing, Kate calls it training.

I have also been playing on my walks and discovered big sandy play areas. I loved running around in them. Kate said when we get out of Lockdown then maybe we could go somewhere called ‘a beach’ . She thinks I will like the beach

I have also had a lovely walk with another puppy spaniel. I really enjoyed running around with her.

All this working and playing, means I like to sleep snuggled on the sofa.

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Happy Half Birthday

Apparently today is my 6 month Birthday. We went out for a lovely walk with my sisters and my friend Millie and Oscar. I hadn’t seen them for ages.

I had a a lovely time running around with my friends. My Humum Kate said she wanted some nice pictures of me on my Half Birthday.

I went for the cute, puppy look to start with.

Mr Skip and his cute puppy look.

Then I decided I would try the very noble Mr Skip look. I think I pulled it off.🤣

Mr Skip the posser.

When I got home I was very tired and decided I would see what it was like sleeping on the arm of the settee.

Mr Skip, I can sleep anywhere.

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Christmas and my Naming Day

I loved Christmas, lots of new toys and a very tasty Christmas dinner.

My HuMum Kate has told me today, that I have a very posh Kennel Club name. Apparently if you ever want to compete in any of the Kennel Club sports like agility or Flyball and you don’t have pedigree papers, then your HuMum gets to pick a name for you and you get put on the Activities Register.

Well my Kennel Club name is……wait for it…..

MR SKIP THE HUBSTER

Mr Skip the Hubster

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Play, Recall and Sniffing

This morning I went to work with my Humum Kate. I did some playing, (Kate calls it training.) I played at staying close to her and then we played with my favourite tuggy toy.

I also got to play with the lovely Ella and Jack. Jack was so fast I couldn’t catch him, but it was great fun trying. Everytime I went back to Kate, I got a scrummy treat. I think she calls this a recall. I call it “awesome fun”.

This afternoon I got to do some more playing at ” awesome fun ” when I went out for a walk with my sisters Roxy and Gem. I really enjoyed “Spanieling ” in the long grass.

Humum Kate has also started to play some scentwork games with me too, which I really love 💘

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Out and about day

I have had a very busy day today. Humum Kate took me and my sisters out for another fab walk.

Then I went Christmas Shopping at ‘”Go Outdoors” It was awesome in there. So much to see, like tents, bikes, clothes and shoes. The lovely staff made me very welcome with some tummy rubs.

I even got to play on a wooden slope there too.

I also got to play up at my Humum’s field today with Gem. We ran hard and fast. I love chasing her.

I also have lost some of my baby teeth now. Gem said she was very pleased about that, but I do still have one of my fangs left.

Its been a lovely out and about day.

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Muddy walks and Christmas trees

Today my Humum Kate, took me and my sisters for a woodland walk. I LOVED IT. There were so many things to check out and explore. Once again every time I went back to Kate she gave me a treat.

Kate tried to take a group photo of us all, but I was just so excited for exploring I found it hard to stay still.

But I just about managed it.

Some thing really strange happened at home today too. While I was sleeping and dreaming about my fab walk, this weird tree, with lots of lights and glittery stuff on it appeared . I think the tree is called “Leave it” as that is what my Humum’s say when I go near it. I got lots of treats for sitting still near it, so I think that is what I shall do a lot of rather than try and eat it.

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Another Day, Another Puppy Class

It was very misty out today and my Humum Kate took be to a different puppy class this morning, it was outside and a bit chilly. She said it would be good for me to learn in as many different places as possible.

Kate was very pleased with me, as I focused really well on her. Well she still feeds me treats when I look at her, so why wouldn’t I.😁

While we are training, well I call it playing, a horse came by, really close. I wasn’t afraid, and Kate rewarded me with more treats .

I did some great recall work and focusing around the other pups and we finished the puppy class with a noise box. I loved it and wasn’t afraid of the noise. To be fair, It was just like a big food bowl with noisy stuff in it.

I am really liking this thing called “Training”. When can we go again Kate?

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My 1st day at Puppy School

Today, my Humum Kate, took me to some where she called Puppy School

Kate has done loads of training with me already, but she said she wanted to see how awesome I was training around other puppies, so we went some where other than The Canine Hub. My humum said the more places I train, the better and I would be also going to another puppy school on Sunday.

I listened really well to our teacher, Laura.

It was great, every time I looked at Kate, she gave me a treat. I was fab at doing sit, down, stands too.

I also smashed walking nicely on my lead, although there was another lovely spaniel girlie pup that I wanted to say hi to.

We finished with a really fun recall game. Laura asked me to demonstrate it.

I really liked puppy school and can’t wait to go next week.

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Out and about

My Humum’s took me out to a garden centre today. They said it was to continue my education. I have no idea what they are on about, all I know is that I had a fab time. There was loads of things to explore.

I found a friend that didnt move.

There were loads of Christmas trees, I hope my Humum’s get one for home as it smelt lovely.

I then enjoyed a fuss from the ladies who work there and I gave out kisses.

I was really tired when I got home and had snuggles with Humum Kate.

I hope we go out and about again soon. ❤

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Socialisation is FUN

My Humum’s have been working hard getting me to see, meet and sometimes play with other animals and people.

My Humum Kate always wants me to look at her before I am allowed to say Hi, and when I am playing, I get treats for going back to check she is OK. Some times I am not allowed to play. This is what happened when I went for training session to meet some Donkeys and Alpacas. It was ok not playing with them as I got lots of treats for staying calm around them.

I was such a good boy, I got to practise my play with Smartie, another spaniel and my recall back to check that Kate was OK.

I really like this thing called “Socialisation “