Sunday, 2 October 2011

Kennel Club Names

After some considerable thought Gary and I decided to name this litter after Blackadder characters so we are delighted to announce that we have been granted the following names - Klancraig Lord Flashheart (Flash aka Badger), K. Lord Blackadder (Ted), K. Kaptain Darling (Mr T), K. Lord Percy Percy (Percy aka Mr Big), K. Lady Kordelia and K. Mrs Miggins.

A Week of Seminars

Well what a week - it kicked off last weekend with the seminar which the German Wirehaired Pointer Club hosted on the subject of Dilated Cardiomyopathy the speaker at which was Joanna Dukes-McEwan who is a specialist in this field. Joanna was a very interesting speaker and all credit to the Club for hosting such a talk on a condition which is beginning to appear within our breed.
On Sunday, I attended the UKRCB's 19th Annual Symposium the subject of which was Learning For Life: Considering a New Approach to Educating Puppies - which covered first experiences of puppies in the nest and during their first few weeks of life in their new homes.
Then on Frdiay evening I had the pleasure of attending a seminar entitled 'Calming the Conflict' which was hosted by the Dogs Trust Training & Behaviour Advisors which covered A Conflict of Species (why observations of captive wolves do not give us an insight into domesticated dogs), A Conflict of Emotions (theories of Attachment and how they affect our relationships with our dogs), A Conflict of Beliefs and A Conflict Of Learning Theory.
Lots of information to take in some of which I think should be common sense but certainly food for thought as to how we raise our puppies and interact with the dogs that we live with.