At this this time of the Year please check here on the day you are thininking of coming
just in case due to bad weather classes are called off
Special Achievement Award
Presented to Matthew and GSD Bentley - coming to classes since last year and never missed a week, Matthew has trained Bentley to walk to heel beside his chair, recall to the front, finish round the back, left hand finish etc. He has taught me more about helping someone using a wheelchair than I have taught him I'm sure. The Wisbech Witches (Allison, Lynne and Anjela) have now taken over the class to progress Benltey's training even further.
UP FOR THE
BRAVE HEART AWARD FOR 2018
5 year old GSD Kylie had to have one of her rear legs removed to save her life.
Removed Thursday, walking Friday, insitsed on coming to watch her mate GSD Merlin in class Saturday!
You may remember Oscar, the rather under-socialised youngster that I
brought to classes last August/Sept/ October, who went off to the Netherlands to train as an assistance dog? I thought you'd be pleased to hear that not only did he last week pass his exam to become a qualified assistance dog, but we heard today that he will be part of the
Netherlands squad for the ParaAgility World Championships in August this year - which, conveniently for me, are to be held at Wood Green! He has definitely fallen on his feet in his new home, with a boss who's an awesome dog-trainer. But I like to think that we helped him on his way. Laura
Another win for outstanding BSD Cloud Awarded -
1st Place Post Graduate Class at WELKS Championship Show, qualifying him for
How common is lungworm?
from the Kennel Club
Lungworm is what we call an 'emerging' disease: it's gradually
becoming more common. Until recently it only appeared in select 'hot
spots' in the south of the UK, but over the last few years, it's been
successfully identified in various parts of the country. It's unclear
exactly what's caused this spread (and that of other parasites,
including ticks), but increased movement of pets around the country, and
abroad, as well as greater contact between wildlife and the urban
environment are all thought to be very influential factors.
Not every snail or slug carries the disease and lungworm's
geographical limitations means infection is currently relatively
uncommon, but it does rear its head from time to time; and in extreme
cases, causes death of infected patients, so it is potentially extremely
see other hearth concerns on the Disney Diaries Page....
Roll of Honor
The Ted Saberton CCEG Dog of the Year Award
In Memory of Ted who was a member and helped cceg in all sorts of ways.....
Molly with Sally 2009
Coco with Phoebe 2010
Arthur with Sue 2011
Scamp with Angela 2012
Jackson with Sue 2013
Yarna with Trevor 2014
Winne with Sam and Baxter with Richard & Sheila joint winners 2015
Bella with Barbarba 2016
Taro with Tat 2017
Special Awards For Advance Training
Piya with John 2015
Koda with Elaine 2016
The GSD Zimba CCEG Brave Heart Award
Presented In Memory of my lad GSD Zimba
Zimba with Alan 2013
Kane with Donna & Nessa with Alan joint holders 2014
Hepsi with Joyce 2015
Susue with Julia 2016
Bryn with Jan 2017
The Joan Dutton CCEG Life Time Achievement Award
Presented in Memory of Joan Dutton
Disney with Pat 2010
Lux with Nat 2011
Bracken with Lousie 2012
Kaiser with Tracey 2013
Bryn with Jan 2014
Capt Lego with Lorriane 2015
Freddie with Carol 2016
Lola with Danni 2017
The CCEG Platinum Award
Disney with Pat 2010
Byan with Jan 2010
Sky with Gill 2012
Yogi with Rut 2012
Wisp with Paul 2012
Piya with John 2017
Bambi with Gail 2017
Koda with Elaine 2017
Perry with Tracey 2017
for 20 or more
years of outstanding contribution to CCEG
Pat - Tracey - Jan - Vickie - Carol & Alan
We now have a Microchip Scanner.... testing we discovered one dog that had been chipped didn't register on the scanner...the chip had 'gone' or stopped working. So after a visit to the vet (who also couldn't find it) a new chip was inserted.
So, if you would like your dog's chip checked please ask.
When using it one weekend we found most dogs showed concern having the scanner placed near their neck... So, Pat suggested we do this as a training class exercise.... so we will do this by passing the scanner round to a difference class each week.
“Dogs’ lives are short, too short, but you know that going in. You know the pain is coming, you’re going to lose a dog, and there’s going to be great anguish, so you live fully in the moment with her, never fail to share her joy or delight in her innocence, because you can’t support the
illusion that a dog can be your lifelong companion. There’s such beauty
in the hard honesty of that, in accepting and giving love while always aware it comes with an unbearable price. Maybe loving dogs is a way we do penance for all the other illusions we allow ourselves and for the mistakes we make because of those illusions.”
When seeking out information on diet, and other matters relating to
your dog's well-being, and where advice is offered as the result of research,
than if possible check out who funded the research -research for the most part
will find in favour of the company funding it.
Which compnay owns the food I feed my dog?
Barking Heads - Pet Food UK Ltd.
Hills - Colgate-Palmolive
Burns - Burns Pet Nutritions Ltd.
Oscars - Oscar Pet Foods
Iams/Eukanuba - Proctor & Gamble
Royal Canin - James Wellbeloved - Pedigree - Chappie - The Mars Group
Proplan - Beta - Omega - Bakers - Purina - Nestle
This site is worth a visit
Graphic from www.cybergifs.com/dogs & www.fuzzyfaces.com