Saturday, 25 October 2008


BEN - a lovely Border Terrier is dog of the month for September in Puppy class.

KIARA - a lovely Golden Retriever is dog of the month for September in Elementary class.

BUDDY - A handsome chocolate Labrador Retriever is dog of the month for the Advanced class.

Well done Ben, Kiara and Buddy and their handlers.

New Puppies joining Training classes

Three new puppies have joined Puppy class -

Abbey a lovely black Labrador Retriever

Libby another lovely black Labrador Retriever.

Glen a lovely Newfoundland who at only 21 weeks old manages to make all the puppies look like miniatures no matter what breed they are.

Photos of all three will be on the gallery soon.


Pets at Home are holding a fun dog show at their Wick store on Saturday 15 Nov 2008. The show will start at 11am prompt and registration will be from 10 am onwards.

Prizes include a one to one lesson ( one hour ) for the Best Puppy ( with Greenland K9 Training.)

£5 Pets at Home gift vouchers for 1st prize winners of other classes.

Goody bags for 2nd and 3rd prizes of all classes.

Best in Show will win a portrait of their dog with Laura Young.

Martina Cross will be in attendance to take photographs of the event.

Thursday, 2 October 2008


Sharon Mackay who is 12 years old and one of the advanced handlers at Greenland K9 Training decided she wanted to raise funds for Labrador Rescue. She organised a fun dog show on 24 August 2008 at Bower for Greenland K9 handlers and their dogs and raised £125 which is a super amount of money. Sharon worked very hard all day having drawn up all the classes and done all the necessary paperwork herself. She also judged all the classes.

Labrador Rescue wish to thank you Sharon for your efforts and also to the handlers and dogs who supported you so generously.

The following dogs were able to attend that day and all were awarded certificates by Sharon.

DAISY - Black Labrador Retriever puppy.
BEN - Border Terrier puppy
RILEY - Yellow Labrador Retriever puppy
TILLI - Afghan Hound puppy
CALLUM - Chocolate Labrador Retriever puppy
CARA - Staffy x Collie puppy
MEG - Golden Retriever puppy

HONEY - Yellow Labrador Retriever
SASHA - German Shepherd Dog
THORNTON - Chocolate Labrador Retriever
MOLLY - Black Cocker Spaniel
JASPER - Liver and white Cocker Spaniel
ARCHIE - Border Terrier
MAX - Black Labrador Retriever
BUDDY - Chocolate Labrador Retriever
ROSIE - Chocolate Labrador Retriever
SKY - Border Collie
STROMA - Chocolate Labrador Retriever

Best in show was HONEY ( Ramsayville Ray of Sunshine ) ( Yellow Labrador Retriever )
Reserve best in show was SASHA ) German Shepherd Dog )

Everyone enjoyed their day Sharon - so well done and thank you from Labrador Rescue.

Thursday, 25 September 2008


Here is one of Greenland K9 Training's Advanced dogs - a very handsome chocolate Labrador Retriever called BUDDY on board the North Coast Explorer doing his "day job"


Dog of the month for August

Puppy Class is MEG a lovely Golden Retriever

Elementary Class is HONEY a lovely yellow Labrador Retriever

One to one Classes is SKY a lovely Border Collie

Advanced Class is ARCHIE a handsome Border Terrier

Well done to all four dogs for their achievements in the month of August.

You can see these dogs on the gallery section of this website.


Dogs who completed tasks for the above national event were as follows-

PUPPIES - Fea, Bonnie, Cara, meg, Rufus, Riley, Wesy, Daisy, Callum, Ben, Tilli, Skye.

ELEMENTARY - Harvey, Molly ( Cocker ), Molly ( Lab ), Harry, Zak, Nina, Sasha, Honey, Thornton, Tasha, Zee, Jasper, Taz, Boz, Skye, Tess.

JUNIOR HANDLER - Sharon with Misty, Jay and Rosie

ADVANCED - Max, Rosie, Buddy, Archie, Stroma, Buzz, Clyde, Holly, Jay, Misty,.

Winners at Bower Dog Show

FEA a black and white German Short Haired Pointer who won Best Puppy and Best in Show

AYESHA - a Flat Coated Retriever who was Reserve Best in Show

ROSIE - a chocolate Labrador Retriever who was best Rescue dog.
Photograph courtesy of Martina Cross

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

BOWER SHOW Saturday 16th August 2008

Bower show is on Saturday 16th August - entries for the Dog Show will be taken from 11am onwards and judging starts at 12 Noon.

Wednesday, 6 August 2008


A large number of dogs took part in Dog Train and Behave Week at Greenland K9 Training from 27July to 2August.

Puppies, young dogs, child handlers, family dogs, novice competitors, intermediate competitors and advanced competitors were all successful and a list will be compiled of all the dogs who took part in the event throughout the week completing the Competition Tasks.

Saturday, 12 July 2008



A beautiful 3 year old black Cocker Spaniel who was awarded dog of the month in Elementary class.

Well done Molly and handler. NB - Molly is a rescue dog.



A beautiful 6 year old chocolate Labrador Retriever who has been awarded dog of the month for July 08 in Advanced class.

Well done Rosie and handler.

NB - Rosie is also a rescue dog.



A beautiful 6 months old black Labrador Retriever who was awarded dog of the month for July 08 in Puppy class.

Well done Daisy and handler.

Dedication to BESSIE

Sadly Bessie the black Labrador Retriever was pts . She was a lovely dog and although she had a very hard life for her first 6 or 7 years her new owners who rescued her gave her a wonderful new home for the last 7 years of her life and she was a very happy, much loved dog.

Bessie will be missed by us all at training, she is very much missed by her owners.

To her owners - a poem ( author unknown ) in memory of Bessie.


I was standing on a hillside
In a field of blowing wheat
And the spirit of my Labrador Dog Appeared suddenly at my feet.
She looked at me with kind dark eyes
An ancient wisdom shining through
And in the essence of her being I saw her love for me too.
Her mind did lock upon my heart
As I stood there on that day.
Then she told me of this story
About a place so far away.
I stood upon that hillside
In a field of blowing wheat
And in a twinkling of a second
Her spirit left my feet
Her tale put my heart at ease
My fears did fade away
She helped me know where she had gone
When She left me on that day.

"I live among God's creatures now
In the heavens of your mind
So do not grieve for me my friend
As I am with my kind.
My collar is a rainbow's hue
My leash a shooting star
My boundaries are the Milky Way
Where I sparkle from afar.
There are no pens or kennels here
For I am not confined
But free to roam God's heavens
Among my Labrador kind.
I nap the day on a snowy cloud
Gentle breezes rocking me
And dream the dream of earthlings
And how it use to be
The trees are filled with liver treats
And tennis balls abound
Chew bones line the walkways
Just waiting to be found.
There even is a ring set up
The grass all lush and green
And everyone who gaits around
Becomes the Best of Breed.
For we're all winners in this place
We have no faults, you see
And God passes out those ribbons
To everyone, even me.
I drink from waters laced with gold
My world a beauty to behold
And wise old dogs do form my pride
To amble at my very side.
At night I sleep in angel's arms
Her wings protecting me
And moonbeams dance about us
As stardust falls on thee.
You picture me as I was on earth
Just before I died
Filled with Labrador Pride.
So when your life on earth is spent
And you stand at Heaven's gate
Have no fear of loneliness
For here, you know I wait."
Author - Unknown

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

BESSIE Dog of the month for June 2008

Another busy few weeks and Dog of the month at Greenland K9 Training for June 2008 is BESSIE the 13 year old black Labrador Retriever.

Bessie was rescued in 2001 by her present owners - she had a hard life until she came to stay in Caithness. Although deaf and partially sighted Bessie accompanies her companion Molly a black Cocker Spaniel on Sundays for training.

Bessie is more than happy to accompany me taking the class and will happily sit or walk around with me in the field to show them how its done - she joins in when using hand signals and hasn't forgotten her working life. It was a pleasure to award Bessie the first certificate for Greenland K9 Dog of the month. Well done Bessie

Thursday, 12 June 2008

Puppy Foundation Award

A busy couple of weeks and congratulations to the following dogs who achieved their Puppy Foundation Awards and received their certificates and rosettes

DAISY the black Labrador Retriever

BLACKIE the Flatcoated Retriever x Collie

BONNIE the black Labrador Retriever

Well done to their handlers for their hard work. All three lovely dogs can be seen on the Gallery.

Thursday, 22 May 2008

Companion Dog Show Thurso

A Companion Dog Show ( held under Kennel Club Rules and Regulations ) is being hosted by Thurso Rotary Club of Thurso in aid of Hearing Dogs For Deaf People and Crossroads Caithness on Saturday 7 June 2008 at Thurso Youth Club and Grounds.

Show opens at 9.00am for judging to start at 10.00am - Pedigree and Novelty classes.

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Companion Dog Show - Canisbay

Canisbay Show is being held on Saturday 28June 2008. Among the many attractions will be a Companion Dog Show at 1.30pm ( Held under Kennel Club Rules and Regulations)

Labrador Rescue Caithness and Scotland will be there as usual with a fund raising stall - do come and support us and bring your dogs with you.

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Photographs are flooding in

Please keep the photographs coming - lots of you have sent lovely photos to me already - if you want your dogs picture on the website now is the time to get snapping!

Sunday, 11 May 2008

Training today

Great day at Training today- a bit of a takeover by the Gundogs - every dog in the first class a gundog -lots of black and chocolate Labradors, an Italian Spinone and a Flatcoated Retriever.

A fun day, thankyou all for your compliments on the website - nice to see the handlers and their dogs having fun and learning at the same time.

Saturday, 10 May 2008

Fantastic reactions...

I just wanted to thank you all for all the fantastic feedback and the overwhelmingly good reactions I got from you regarding my new website.

Please check back soon to see more "pupils" added to the gallery.

If you want your dog included, please don`t hesitate to send me a photo (roughly 600x400 pixels)

Thursday, 8 May 2008

The first day

How exciting! This is the first entry in the Greenland K9 Training News Blog.

I will keep you posted of all the things that are going on while doing the dog training.