Fen's dog agility awards - August 2018

Dog Agility Champ Fen, the English Springer Spaniel

This blog post is all about dog agility champ Fen, a 5-year-old working English Springer Spaniel.

Fen, the Woodfarm Dog Agility champ
Fen is a regular guest at Woodfarm Barns, coming every year for a dog agility event held locally. He seems to simply hoover up the awards! He does bring his humans with him.
He came to live with his owners when he was 10 months old, direct from a gun dog kennels where he was bred. They didn’t think he had the potential for a top trialling dog so he was offered for sale to a pet home. He had only known a kennel life so a house was very scary and he did eat the lino in the utility and door frame in his first few weeks with them!
He didn’t know what a toy was or how to play. That soon changed and he now is obsessed with balls, oh and water.
He started doing agility after they’d had him a few months and took to it like a spaniel to water. In the last year he has progressed to grade 5 (there are 7 grades) and has recently had his first G5 competition experience.
Fen, the Woodfarm champ of Dog Agility
Here he is enjoying the weaves in the Woodfarm Meadow.

Fen's dog agility awards - August 2018

He competes a couple of times a month between Easter and October, largely in the South West and Midlands. His owner Debbie has been coming to the Dogs in Need at Trinity Park, Ipswich for the last 21 years.
We’ve seen what he’s capable of when he stays every year and scoops up enough rosettes and awards to open a shop! As you can see from this display in August 2018, he’s pretty good at dog agility! It’s amazing what one little fella can pick up in a week.
When he’s not doing agility Fen loves his walks, toys, water and mud!
The 2 acre meadow at Woodfarm HQ is a real hit with our human guests as their dogs absolutely love it. We put the weaves in, not really knowing if anyone would use them much. The idea of the meadow is just to let off steam, not start a dog agility training school. But as you can see from this video, Fen really knows his stuff.
Nice use of the bench Debbie; that’s for sitting on!

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We happen to think what we have on offer is pretty bloomin' good. However, we thought you might like a bunch of reasons to stay, other than we think you should!

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Brilliant beaches! Suffolk has an incredible Heritage Coast, with great beaches, all in easy reach of us.

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Dogs stay FREE, and we don't just tolerate them, we welcome them! We've built our reputation on this, and we're proud of it!

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Pawesome, fully-enclosed two acre Pooch Paddock for your Dogs to go bonkers and make new friends in.

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Free Doggy treats, Dog bowls, and Dog towels. Our furry friends even get Woodfarm branded poop bag holders!

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Visit England Gold Awards coming out of our ears, as well as their coveted ROSE Award for Service Excellence.

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Stunning river walks directly from your gangplank on either Barge! Wildlife and breathtaking scenery in abundance.

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