CSJ receive testimonials every day from delighted customers, but the message from Donna Waring about her stressed and barking puppy Kizzy stood out as dog training classes had refused to help because Donna is totally blind.
Other dogs barking at Kizzy had caused her to retaliate and bark back, which then escalated into a fear of small dogs and she would bark every time she passed one.
Donna worked hard with her by introducing her to dogs of various sizes and putting her on CSJ’s acclaimed Calm Down! herbal supplement.
When she finally found a dog club willing to allow them to attend Donna told CSJ, “I took her along and all my hard work and Calm Down had done its stuff. She was absolutely fine and just barked twice the whole of the time we were there.”
The following week the group were doing a Kennel Club Good Citizen Bronze test and Donna entered Kizzy just for practice…but she passed!
Donna told CSJ, “This is the best calming product I have ever tried. Don’t get me wrong, you have to put the work in. But if you work hard and use the product in conjunction, you can achieve a lot.”
The Arfon Working Gundog Club held their first test for AV Retrievers on Sunday 9th April 2017 at an excellent new venue Plas Llanddyfnan, Talwrn, Anglesey by kind permission of Mr Paul Hogarth and the headkeeper Mr Steve Cadman.
The judges were Mike Allen, Dave Gallimore and W F Williams. Many thanks to our hosts for allowing us to use the ground the, judges and all the helpers and the competitors for their support who all contributed to making it a successful day, also CSJ and Gary McCarthy our sponsors.
Puppies up to 12 months
1st – Christopher Joseph Pilkington with Shadeoak Major lab dog 29.5.16
2nd- Jackie Mchugh with Teeshot Nesta lab bitch 20.4.16
3rd – Harvey Jones with Skiffle Legend lab dog 6.5.16
CSJ’s nutritionists aimed to formulate protein, fat and carbohydrate content close to that preferred by cats and of a natural diet in CSJ’s new Command Purrformance feeds.
In two complete extruded rations – for Active Adult cats and for Mature cats the crunchy texture (which helps promote healthy teeth and gums) and high percentage of animal fats and protein has sent cats into raptures in trials.
Command Purrformance for Active Adult Catsis suitable for all and preferably active adult cats and may be fed as part of the daily diet to kittens. With ingredients including poultry meal, sweet potato, marigold flowers and spinach it is formulated to help maintain urinary pH near to optimum when fed free choice, help maintain muscle mass and help support healthy heart and eyes.
Command Purrformance for Mature Catsis suitable for all and preferably ageing and geriatric adult cats. Containing a mix of animal proteins, enhanced protein quality and quantity to help maintain muscle mass in old age, the blend which includes duck, poultry, salmon, green lipped mussel and cranberry extract has the benefit of healthy ingredients yet with a yummy taste – which is so important to all cats and often lacking in a mature cat food.
Made in Britain and packed in 1kg metallised foil sachets with a 12 month shelf life and an RRP of £5.50 new Command Purrformance for cats is an eagerly awaited addition to CSJ’s renowned natural dog food, herbs and treats ranges.
Field Trial secretary for the Brittany Club of Great Britain.
We’re a big fan of your food – its pretty much the only thing my boy will eat. He’s finishing off a bag of Fit and Fast!, then he’ll be moving on to Hike On! as we increase our training before the shooting season. Brittanys hunt wide and fast, so they cover a lot of ground. Plus my boy only has a small appetite, so he needs the calories. He’s also having the Salmon Oil, and he gets some of the Kronch Bar if we’re out all day. He’s a picky sod, but he loves the salmon food – so it’s nice to have a range of options that are all salmon-based. He’s doing really well on the food too – going nicely in the field and looking good for the show ring, he got best puppy in breed at Crufts.
My boy’s name is Jassendue Manet’s Medley, pet name Berwyn. He was 10 months at Crufts and 8 months in the hunting photos.
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We attended our Final race of the season at Bowlands Trails near Blairgowrie at the weekend and on a very technical, wet, muddy trail.
I was out first on the bike with Dexter and in very difficult conditions for the bike. I had a high speed crash which resulted in me having a head on collision with a tree which resulted in my helmet being cracked all the way through and me with heavy bruising to the left hand side of my body. I managed to complete the trail and lie in 3rd place.
After medical attention, I decided to continue with the rest of my races that day and finished day 1 with a 2nd in the 2 dog nordic scooter and 1st in the 1 dog open scooter.
On day 2 although i was still very sore we had 3 good runs and we moved up to 2nd on the bike and first in the 2 dog nordic scooter and 1st in the 1 dog open scooter. Once again we are so proud of our dogs and what they have achieved this season they have exceeded all our expectations.
We would like to thank CSJ Canine Specialist Foods for their support and products that have kept the dogs in peak condition throughout the season.
Main achievements for season 2017
3 teams selected to represent team GB in the European Championships. Dexter in the 1 dog Bikejor, cupar in the 1 dog scooter and Diamond and Granite in the 2 dog scooter
Diamond and Granite – Winners of 2 dog Aviemore 2017
British championship overall race series
Dexter getting a bronze medal in the bikejor
Cupar a silver in the 1 dog scooter
Diamond and Granite silver in the 2 dog nordic scooter
We also placed in the top 3 in every race we entered throughout the season.
Did you hear Ceri on BBC Radio Wales this morning? Here she is: speaking live to Caryl Parry Jones on BBC Radio Wales about our new sheepdog trial film series of ‘A Way with Dogs’ available on 14th November 2016 on: http://www.csjk9.com/a-way-with-dogs.asp
“I wanted to produce something that reflects the sport”
” When we talk about clever dogs, I always assume they mean bitches”
“I called on a friend and a very, very good handler, Aled Owen”
“Obviously my father would have normally been here on hand to support and criticise… H. Glyn Jones… was well known. He had two dogs, Gel, who was trained in Welsh and Bracken who was trained in English… the public took them to their hearts””
“We’re looking for a nice controlled run… straight lines… tight turns”
The agility produced some great runs which was even more exciting this year as the KC had invested in new carpet for the arena. This carpet was from the same manufacturer who supplied the Agility World Championships in 2012; one of the best surfaces the championships have been run on. So lots of happy people and non-slipping dogs which was nice to see and another example of how developments at the top of the sport filter down to the general community.
The agility competition season has well and truly started now
The weekend shows have started, the caravans are out and this weekend the sun shined too! My youngster Moog has had his first taste of the competition ring. It was very exciting for him. He is enthusiastic and finds all the movement very distracting, however, we did okay. We’ll be using the next three months as practice opportunities as we develop the competition partnership. It’s going to be fast and a lot of fun.
The Agility Team GB Coaching team are now focused on preparing for the Performance Weekend at the end of the month. This is the highlight of the squad process and a chance for the squad members to show us what they can do under international conditions. After this we announce the 2017 teams.
Kath Hardman and the Heel To Music team GB have been busy, competing & working hard to make the Team GB Championships as successful as possible.
They’re running seminars, demonstrations and workshops with profits going towards the costs.
Kath has been organising lots of fundraising, with raffles, competitions and a very successful Auction Page on facebook with a new article nearly every day. Check it out: https://www.facebook.com/HTMTEAMGB/
There will be two days of sheepdog trials taking place at Bodfari on Good Friday, 14th April and Saturday 15th April 2017, in aid of next year’s Welsh National Trials, which will be held in Denbighshire.
Bodfari trials always used to be the first of the season in Wales and attracted handlers from all over the country including England and Scotland so it was always over subscribed.
This will be the first time we have held the trials at Easter for many years.
Good Friday: 2 Opens and Novice Classes
Saturday: 1 Open
Kevin Evans will judge one of the trials on Friday