As we enter into this holiday season, we always like to pause and reflect on all of the exciting events of the past year. A lot has happened this year at Ashling Place, including the addition of the new dog room and another beautiful, healthy litter from Riley. We couldn’t be happier with the wonderful families that adopted each one of her puppies and are excited to see our Ashling Place family grow, not only larger, but broader as we now have puppies living not only in Ohio, but also in New York and Illinois. From urban settings to farm life, our puppies are happily learning to adapt to their new surroundings with their loving families.
This year we were also able to celebrate some successes in the AKC competition ring. Hadley not only earned her CGC (Canine Good Citizen) certification, but she also earned her first leg in Rally Novice, with a 4th place finish at the Licking River Kennel Club Rally Trial. But, that’s not all! Hadley is also currently working on her Therapy Dog Certification. We couldn’t be more proud of her as she continues to grow and mature into a wonderful girl. We expect great things from her in the years to come!
We have much to be grateful for here at the farm and as we celebrate this holiday season, we want to take this moment to celebrate you and thank you all for your continued friendship and support of Ashling Place Labradors!
PS: Be sure to check in soon, as we will be starting a blog mini-series on training tips! We will cover everything from “impulse control” to the various “heel” commands.
Happy New Year friends and family! Hard to believe that we are already nearing the end of the first week of January 2017. We are excited about what lies ahead for us in the coming year including welcoming our first litter of “Riley” puppies in late spring. In addition, we have plans to add another chocolate Labrador pup to our growing family, as well as aspirations of earning our first of what we hope will be many titles in the Obedience ring!
In addition to these 2017 objectives, here at the farm we remain committed to living a healthier lifestyle by keeping our focus on incorporating wholesome eating practices in combination with a beneficial exercise and training routine. Choosing nutritious, natural foods over heavily processed products is not only a goal for the humans in our household, but one that we believe is just as essential for our canine crew. Furthermore, to help keep our waistlines trim, we have established a daily step goal of 12,000 per day (that’s 24,000 in dog steps)! What are your resolutions for a a healthier new you and for your furry companion?
We are excited about the promises that lie ahead in 2017 and look forward to sharing our stories, insights, experiences, knowledge, and most importantly, our love of Labrador Retrievers with you in the coming year.
From our family to yours…may you find peace, love, and happiness in this wonderful new year!