Am I mad?

Discussion in 'Labrador Chat' started by SteffiS, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. SteffiS

    SteffiS Registered Users

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2015
    Messages:
    1,448
    Location:
    Fife, Scotland
    We have decided to visit the Scottish game fair at the end of June this year and are thinking we will take Ripple along :eek: :D. He should have had a few more sessions of gundog training and will hopefully have a bit more focus. We are also working on the basis that so much stimulation will tire him out very quickly so he will give up on his normal over the top behaviour.
    Am I mad? - probably :D.
     
    charlie, Pilatelover and selina27 like this.
  2. Saba's Boss

    Saba's Boss Registered Users

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2015
    Messages:
    232
    Location:
    Coastal Essex
    No more than any other Labrador owner! :rofl::rofl:
     
    MF, Hollysdad, SteffiS and 1 other person like this.
  3. drjs@5

    drjs@5 Registered Users

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2012
    Messages:
    15,335
    Location:
    Fife, Scotland
    Totally mad.
    Don't let that stop you though :D
     
    SteffiS and selina27 like this.
  4. JulieT

    JulieT Registered Users

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2013
    Messages:
    20,186
    mmmm......:D:D:D
     
    SteffiS likes this.
  5. Emily_BabbelHund

    Emily_BabbelHund Longest on the Forum without an actual dog

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2016
    Messages:
    3,960
    Location:
    Regensburg, Germany (Bavaria)
    You'd better start hunting for a tartan bandanna then...he really NEEDS tartan bandanna! :D
     
  6. Naya

    Naya Registered Users

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2013
    Messages:
    9,628
    Location:
    Bristol, UK
    I think it's a fantastic thing to do. It's good to get him used to different environments. I took Harley to a local festival when she was around 11 months old and she really surprised me at how good she was.
     
    SteffiS likes this.
  7. SteffiS

    SteffiS Registered Users

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2015
    Messages:
    1,448
    Location:
    Fife, Scotland
    No stopping me now I've made up my mind :D. DH is :eek: :rolleyes: but resigned to it.

    Thank you @Naya. Ripple goes to lots of new places but nothing like this, I'm sure he'll enjoy it even if we struggle.

    Anyway 2 months to prepare :D.
     
    Naya likes this.
  8. Pilatelover

    Pilatelover Registered Users

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2015
    Messages:
    1,969
    Location:
    Coventry
    Oh how exciting, I look forward to photos and stories :)
     
  9. charlie

    charlie Registered Users

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2012
    Messages:
    12,217
    Location:
    Hampshire, UK
    Let the madness begin!! :D You will all have a great time xx
     
  10. Cath

    Cath Registered Users

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2015
    Messages:
    3,882
    No but it helps :)

    Just kidding, I took Fred to a French market, full of food when he was 10mths, believe it or not, he was as good as gold. So enjoy yourself.
     
  11. SteffiS

    SteffiS Registered Users

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2015
    Messages:
    1,448
    Location:
    Fife, Scotland
    Today was the day and Ripple was amazingly good. Very excited to start with, barked at all the dogs in the terrier racing, tried to eat all the free food samples and played the fool in the scurry; but apart from that brilliant.

    It helped that virtually everyone there is tolerant of idiot dogs and it didn't take long for Ripple to reach a level of calmer level of silliness. It was a long day for him walking round but the temperature was quite cool and we took loads of breaks watching the events to give him a chance to rest, so it worked out quite well.

    I was really proud of Ripple today.
     
    charlie, Plum's mum, MF and 15 others like this.
  12. selina27

    selina27 Registered Users

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2016
    Messages:
    3,201
    Location:
    Herefordshire UK
    That's so good to read, well done Ripple :)
     
    SteffiS likes this.
  13. SwampDonkey

    SwampDonkey Registered Users

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2015
    Messages:
    8,126
    Location:
    leicestershire uk
    Its all in there it's just hard sometimes hard getting them calm enough for it to come out:) you must be so proud
     
  14. SteffiS

    SteffiS Registered Users

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2015
    Messages:
    1,448
    Location:
    Fife, Scotland
    Yes, I am really proud of him. Even OH thought Ripple was good so that's a big achievement :).
     
    kateincornwall and drjs@5 like this.
  15. Beanwood

    Beanwood Registered Users

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2014
    Messages:
    7,303
    Sounds like the best day out! :)
     
  16. drjs@5

    drjs@5 Registered Users

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2012
    Messages:
    15,335
    Location:
    Fife, Scotland
    Good boy Ripple x
     
  17. edzbird

    edzbird Registered Users

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2015
    Messages:
    5,279
    Location:
    Isle of Man
    Well done Ripple, such a good boy.
     
  18. drjs@5

    drjs@5 Registered Users

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2012
    Messages:
    15,335
    Location:
    Fife, Scotland
    I have been looking at photos on Facebook....was it muddy? @SteffiS
     
  19. charlie

    charlie Registered Users

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2012
    Messages:
    12,217
    Location:
    Hampshire, UK
    Good boy Ripple xx :)
     
  20. SteffiS

    SteffiS Registered Users

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2015
    Messages:
    1,448
    Location:
    Fife, Scotland
    Really muddy!
    The car park was fine on Friday (don't know what happened at the weekend) but the grounds were really bad. The organisers didn't appear to have made any effort to put down any sort of walk ways or do anything to minimise the mud. In fact all the time we were there on Friday there were vehicles running round churning the mud up even more. OH hadn't taken his wellies and his shoes and trousers were caked.
    I felt sorry for some of the stall holders as it was difficult to get to some stalls.

    Ripple thought it was great though :rolleyes:.
     

Share This Page