So what a weird year 2020 was! Despite all the madness there were plenty of positives that have come out of this year!
Yes there were a lot of negatives and a lot of people will be glad to see the back of this year but for the purpose of keeping sane it is important to count our blessings!
There were no KC shows after Feb! So my boys did pretty well considering this.
Flash – Started the year in Grade 3 needing 1 win to move up to Grade 4 he got that at the first show he did in January along with a 2nd and 3rd place! At the only other KC show we went to in February he gained 2 more clear wins and a clear 2nd place!
🌟 He also gained enough points to achieve his Agility Warrant Bronze with a high majority of his points collected in agility runs (we had to use Milo’s certificate for the pic as we are STILL waiting for his to arrive!) 🌟
Flash also finished 3rd in the agility gundog league 💪.
Milo – No grade changes for him. He managed to gain a few rosettes and some placings in the shows we went to and I’m really happy with how he has come on this year with his confidence, drive and speed.
We also enjoyed all the Covid shows at pure, it was so nice to have something to focus on in the strange times. Agility has definitely kept me sane in the madness of 2020!
We also enjoyed training at pures new indoor venue. It is a fantastic facility and I’m looking forward to going back there when restrictions allow.
Along with my dogs personal achievements we also found our fantastic new venue:
Having a sole use venue is the dream when your an agility trainer and to have a sand one is even better! No slipping around in mud and no cancelled lessons at the slight hint of rain!
It used to be the thing to have an indoor venue to use however Covid has massively changed things meaning that an outdoor arena is THE thing to keep a business going at the moment!
On the subject of keeping things going I have also developed my online offerings with online courses, resources, zoom consultations, seminars, webinars and my favourite service to date Geek Club!
I really love my geek club students! Their desire to learn as much as they can for their dog will only lead to great things for them and lots of success!
2020 has also made me reflect on the business as a whole. I’ve realised as much as I love teaching, helping people and seeing people have fun with their dogs I must remember it is a business not a charity and I’ve made some changes going into 2021 to enable me to separate the business from home life and from my own agility with my own dogs.
It is hard to get the balance right when running a business that you love especially when it is also your hobby but going forward I’m happy with the way the business will be in 2021. 2020 has taught us all to look after ourselves and our families that little bit more!
So signing off 2020 with part of me glad to see it leave, the other part of me is thankful for the changes it has forced me to make and the new opportunities it has given me too!
However your ending the year be thankful for the lessons in 2020 as they will only make you stronger as a person.
Take care of yourself and your families, stay safe and keep having fun with your dog.
2021 we are coming for you!