Today was a really, really exciting day for me. The delivery man delivered my new dog agility tunnel and I couldn’t wait to unwrap it and get it set up on our old tennis court that we now use as a chill-out area for me and my mates.

I love tunnels, don’t you? I think every dog loves a good tunnel. They’re just the most fun a dog can have that doesn’t involve a good book, a glass of port and a finely rolled cigar.

Some dogs such as terriers and some of the hound breeds like to burrow to search for prey so using a dog agility tunnel comes instinctively to them. Others with short coats like to burrow for warmth so will naturally regard a tunnel as a safe haven and run through it quite readily. Me? I like to tunnel purely for the fun of it.

From memory, I was about a year old when Mum and Dad first took me to an agility course. I loved it. Loved the jumps, loved the high walk. I also loved the tyre, but most of all I loved the tunnels. Okay, so it’s taken a year of gentle reminders and a permanently sagging bottom lip, but finally I’ve got my very own agility tunnel. No more pouting for me. I’m too busy having fun with my new toy!

By the way, I mentioned my Mum and Dad. Mum of course is the lady behind The Dog Chef. She makes really nice dog treat mixes which make the healthy dog treats me and my sister get to try out all the time. And dad is The Canine Nutritionist. He makes sick dogs better with better dog nutrition, and he makes sure that all the dog treat mixes use healthy and natural dog-safe ingredients.