"Team Newton Rigg"
We started doing a Pilot course in dog training at Newton Rigg College in Penrith. This week we were joined by the film crew and Adam Henson from Countryfile. It will be shown on Countryfile on Sunday the 19th of March.
The course is supported by the ISDS and so far it looks very promising. The aim is to teach the next generation the techniques needed to train their dogs to be valuable farm helpers and potentially start trialling !
It is going well and it is great to see the improvemnet in the pupil's dogs. We also take a couple of dogs along with us so the students that don't have dogs can have a go and learn how to control and train a dog. Don't forget to tune in and see what is going on!
Old girl Fleece is still going strong, she is 12 years old now but you would think she is 9. She is leading a very active life with daily training, fell walks and runs and competes every weekend in the New Handler trials.
Killiebrae Ben and Killiebrae Mac .
These two handsome dogs have a great profession...they are Search and Rescue dogs.
Ben has been doing this for several years now and has proved himself to be a great search and Rescue dog. He is a posotive role model for the young Mac!
Mac is only starting out and so far he has a lot of potential, he is a son of Finn and Killiebrae Briar, he certaily looks like his mother!