John, myself along with Lynda and her husband John Hill arrived in England a week earlier than the rest of the Canadian team (coming in for WAO – World Agility Open). Partly to enjoy a bit of a British Holiday and partly because I did a few days of teaching. We have been staying at Bowerland in Devon at this quaint and extremely friendly “holiday cottages” run by Carole and Allan (Allan, Allan, Allan) Langman. (

It is a great arrangement if you are looking for a holiday. Bring your dog and maybe even see if you can arrange a private lesson (or as they call it a 1-2-1) with their daughter Lauren. Lauren not only has represented the UK on a couple  occasions at the FCI World Champs but she is also one of the best agility instructors I have meant. Her combination of dog training knowledge coupled with the fact she used to be a school teacher makes her one of the best dog training educators I have come across.

It has been an amazing week with beautiful dog walking trails and a great agility training facility. What more would you want for your holiday accommodations? Oh yeah, very welcoming friendly hosts!




Today I am grateful for the Langmans, you couldn’t ask for better hosts!