Wow! What a great day we’ve had at Sheltie camp! We left the house at 8.30 this morning, and have just returned half an hour ago, at 10pm. Roy had an amazing time — there was so much to do, so many Shelties and people to meet!

First, Roy had a go at some obedience training:

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Roy doing heelwork with obedience trainer Peter

Roy doing heelwork with obedience trainer Peter

Practising his heelwork

More heelwork practice

Walking on lead

Walking on lead

Sometimes, Roy pauses in his training to ruminate on his good looks.

Sometimes, Roy pauses in his training to ruminate on his good looks.

Around noon, Roy sat to have his lunch and watch some older agility dogs at work.

"Feed me, I'm a good boy!"

“Feed me, I’m a good boy!”

Then it was Roy’s turn to do agility! He behaved perfectly throughout, getting on and sitting on a wobble cushion, walking over poles on the ground, recalls through wings, and racing through a tunnel. He was also introduced to the seesaw for the first time:

"I see you have some food. Can I have it?"

“I see you have some food. Can I have it?”

"Why are you putting the food there? I'd prefer it if you put it in my mouth instead..."

“Why are you putting the food there? I’d prefer it if you put it in my mouth instead…”

"Fine, I'll get on it... Yeah I got the food!"

“Fine, I’ll get on it… Yeah I got the food!”

Next, it was time for fun and games! Roy got to play with various Nina Ottosson puzzle toys, pushing blocks and pulling pieces out to get at hidden treats. There was also a big pool of balls which Roy was a bit too small to climb into, though he did manage to climb onto and sit on the edge! He proved to be a genius, especially with the Dog Finder, where he needed to slide the blocks to ‘unlock’ them first, before the blocks could be pulled out and the treat uncovered:

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Working on the ‘Dog Finder’

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He also practised finding car keys, and has already learnt to go down in front of it when he finds it! Who knows what wondrous treasure lies buried, just waiting for Roy to unearth it?

"I'm Roy the Sheltie, Mighty Pirate!"

“I’m Roy the Sheltie, Mighty Pirate!”

As a future agility superstar, Roy was soon drawn back to the excitement of tunnels, seesaws and jumps. His confidence on the seesaw grew, and he walked about a quarter of the way across it, even managing to do a sit and down on cue while on it. He did more running over jump bumps, and of course his favourite, the tunnel!

Roy emerging triumphant from the tunnel to grab his Foxy toy!

Roy emerging triumphant from the tunnel to grab his Foxy toy!

There was a raffle going on too, which Roy bought a ticket for. Although our number won nothing, the winner of a rope tug toy told us that her dog didn’t like playing tug, so kindly offered it to Roy instead! What a lucky pup!

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“I love tug!! I love it I love it!!”

The day ended with a dinner of fish and chips (for us, not Roy). He shared a pen with Brooke and Brodie, Rhoda’s shelties:

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While he was in the pen with his new friends, Roy decided it was a good time to have a poo. It was hilarious — Brooke and Brodie immediately retreated to the far corner of the pen, away from the poo, while Roy bounced around the rest of the pen perfectly oblivious to his little faux pas!

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Perhaps Brooke is whispering some pooing etiquette into Roy’s ear there?

What a long day for a tiny puppy! Are you tired, Roy?

"Zzzzzzzzzz"

“Zzzzzzzzzz… did you say something?”

 

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2 responses »

  1. Bee Mah says:

    He is just too cute!!!!!! What a lovely day for ROY.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. He is just adorable! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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