Ellie is back to her weekly formal training classes tomorrow. She's moving up from the KC Good Citizen Bronze scheme, to the KC Good Citizen Silver Level 3 scheme, as the trainer thinks that the bronze will now be too easy for Ellie. All things considered, I agree. It's better that she is kept challenged, and she can only get that by working above her current skill levels.
This course also introduces agility, obedience, and heel-work to music. Personally, I can't stand the thought of the latter, but Jan is all for it, and she'll be doing it. I find the notion of dancing with one's dog quite beyond bizarre. As a man, I struggle to dance with another human being, let alone with a dog!
As Jan is now a volunteer for the training school, all of Ellie's lessons will be free of charge. But, what I find more valuable, is that Jan will be able to take Ellie along to different classes when she is volunteering, and so Ellie will get a much wider experience of other dogs and situations.
In other news, I purchased a new domain and hosting for a new dog-related website that I've been planning for a while now. It will relate more to a British audience. More details of that will follow as I progress with it. I'm currently working on the design.