Sunday, 19 June 2011

"Success breeds success."

Huge congratulations to Lizzy and Rory for winning out of Grade 1 today - FANTASTIC. Lizzy has worked so hard and Roar has not been the easiest dog - I am SO pleased for you, well done you.

I have been thinking about this alot, the thing that really helps individuals is group success, joint ventures and everyone being pleased for each other.

Some big well dones for grade move ups and qualifers:

PC Grade 6
Roar Grade 2
Cove Grade 2
Tagg Grade 3
Tiki Grade 4
Quinn Grade 4
Atom Grade 2
Lyla Grade 3
Brooke Grade 4
Inga Grade 3

Tiki, Indi and Riot Olympia Novice
Bailey Olympia Senior
Atom and Quinn Split Pairs
Reef, Lyla and Elsa Tugg-e-Nuff

Again I am sure there are loads more, these are just off the top of my head but HUGE well dones and so so pleased for you.

Make sure you all add your VOICE points, I have become really slack at this lately :) Below proud cousins Cove and Fiji :) Too cute!

Lauren xx

Saturday, 18 June 2011

“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”

In the last week I really have noticed how difficult it is to balance everything, we have been so busy and I wonder when it will end, but I realise this is probably what we need to get used to.

Fiji is my balance break, she loves training and I adore messing with tug, tricks and some groundwork in my breaks - what is yours?

Bowerland is full and DD is manic but I really do hope that we don't lose touch of friends and some fantastic customers in such busy times. Keeping together is progress and working together is success. We have made lots of excellent links in the past year but I dont want to forget our roots. Thankyou to everyone who has helped us get to this stage including our fantastic customers - you really are fab. We have really found our feet and I think you have all played a part.

We have lots of new training sessions planned, I am most pleased with a few new invites as guest trainers Kamal Fernandez top obedience trainer as well as Jo Tristram and Mark and Karen Laker. Everyone is welcome Devon Dogs or otherwise - the more the merrier, it is always fun to ideas share. Make sure you email for more information or keep an eye on the website

Obedience has been at an all time high, all three classes are full with waiting lists, Vivienne and I are taking classes and the proof of people being happy is re uptake of classes so big well done to you Vivienne - FANTASTIC. Vivienne is pacey and exciting and has kept classes running smoothly, punctually and with a real sense of energy so I really feel very ready to hand her the ropes.

Shawn and Rhianna have been doing work experience here, there is always so much work it seems quiet without them, I hope they gained enough experience and realised how much work there is within this industry - it was great to have them.

Gregs seminar was even better than last time as the whole session was spent answering Q&A and contact, weave and dog training topics - fundamental for the future of agility training progression. I am always shocked at who comes and who doesnt, people are mad to miss the theory :)

Lastly the instructor course - 2012 dates are now out as 2011 is full - I really cant wait to get this going, exciting times!

Lauren Langman

Sunday, 12 June 2011

'The secret isn't in the knowing, it's in the doing.'

Devongem does it again :) today Matt qualified for the Olympia semis. I am so pleased for him and riot, they are working so well together! And they were in great company as he was closely followed by Teresa and Indi who had a smashing run! Congratulations to you both for qualifying!

It is great to see a plan come together. At training on Wednesday Jon and Helene really showed how much their partnerships were on top form. This takes timing, commitment and patience! Lots of all of it :) well done you guys!

Others have also been doing well I hear, sam&tom
Winning the pairs&qualifying at uka, kelly moving up to senior, Kim winning a class and qualifying for the tug-e-nuff alongside Jon and elsa. Tina and fantastic poppy having a 1st place I hear too - gosh there will be lots of cake and chocolate this week!

I think that the rain here has tried really hard to put us off but it has been a fantastic weekend :) rehab and tik 2nd&3rd in 1-4 jumping, Matt 1st in g4/5 jumping! Woop! Thames always put on a fantastic weekend even if you do feel a little shattered afterwards! We are off to another big weekend show next weekend & we have gregs seminar and q&a session this week so I am sure it will be a busy week. Congratulations to everyone :)


Wednesday, 1 June 2011

The journey is the reward. Chinese Proverb

I am sat here drinking pink champagne, the world is GOOD! My best friend Lo is staying and helping and generally making herself busy here, it is a FULL TIME JOB for at least four people living here let alone enjoying here!

Love my puppy - Fiji La is divine :)

I am overjoyed at the weekend, DD had some FAN B*oo*y TASTIC results I mean A-MA-ZING!

Sam winning into G4!! WOOP G3 Agility - G4
Tom winning into G2!!!! YEE HA!
Fern winning her Agility!
Matt numerous places with Bailey!
Alexis a STUNNING run in the qualifier
My Gorgeous Reef winning his 1-7 jumping!
Mary and lovely Reef a 2nd in the qualifier - I am SOOOO pleased for you :)
Lovely Lesley and Jill for getting TROPHIES!!!!!!!!!!!
Jon and Elsa winning into G4 with stylllleeeeee :)
Teresa and Indi - a great agility run!
Kelly and Maisie a 5th, yes a 5th in 1-7 beating numerous g6 and 7 dogs :)

You guys are awesome - I am inspired being involved in teaching you - thankyou for choosing to come to us :)

Most of all, I adore teaching and I love to see you all doing well, but this weekend I also had to be more than over the moon with my new star girlie, cheeky Tiki, it is always hard having dogs like Reef and Pop and then bringing out the youngsters as they have just so much to live up to and I want so much from my dogs, but she did more than that for me this weekend at her fourth KC show winning her jumping and topping my whole year off with the KC qualifier too - by a big margin too! It felt great, like I am able to do this with different types of dogs both with temperament and type and I also bred her  - I cant describe it, I feel on cloud 9!

Thankyou Tikstar - today and forever I am grateful to you - you are a sweetie xx :)

Loving it all, especially my friends xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx