On Halloween day we celebrated Bonnie’s first gotcha day! I can’t believe it’s only been a year since we got her from Rainbow Rehoming, it seems like she’s always been a part of our family. We had a load of fun celebrating and I think Bonnie hasn’t been so excited in a long time with all her new toys and treats!
We got her most of the things from our Toys Wishlist and the treat bag and a hula hoop (not pictured) from our Training Wishlist. We also got her some other food and treats not shown as that’s another separate post coming soon!
She needed a bit of a helping hand to open her presents as she can be a bit timid with her mouth as you can see in the video she lifts the bullhorn by holding onto the smallest bit of paper, we just love her little quirks 🙂
She was really funny as with every new toy and chew she opened she would take them into her crate and ended up surrounded by all her new presents, she was totally over the moon!
Out all of her presents her favourites are definitely the bull horn and the chuck it balls. I was really disappointed in the chuckit squeaker ball as the squeaker only lasted around an hour so was a waste of money but luckily Bonnie is still interested in the puffy air noise it makes xD
We accidentally left Bonnie unsupervised with the rabbit tugs so they are looking decidedly less furry now so I would really recommend not leaving them anywhere accessible (she pulled them off from the coffee table xD)
Later on that evening we went to our fun training course which covers beginner tricks, agility and scent work. This was our second week out of a total of four weeks. We had already did a lot of the beginner tricks at home but we got to practice beg and standing on her hind legs which we haven’t fully mastered yet.
We also did lots of basic agility work like weaving between cones and jumps which Bonnie loves! She gets easily bored with training things like waits but loves any training where she really gets to use her body and do a lot of movement.
She also had some real positive interactions on and off leash which was great as she was getting a bit anxious on lead around other dogs. It was an awesome day all around, I am so glad she joined our family a little over a year ago now and hope we can celebrate many more gotcha days to come!