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Upcoming Events & Training Classes

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Scroll down, below dated events, for walking groups, dog agility and training classes        

21 June 2018

Amy and Alfie Bog LaneBog Lane Greenspace - meet at the car park off Holme Lane near Stoborough -  near the Springfield Hotel BH20 5AL 

Join countryside ranger Amy with Anneke & Su from Dorset Dogs to enjoy an evening walkies.

This area has been specially designated as an area for people to enjoy off-lead walks with their dogs throughout the year.

At the times of year when birds such as nightjars are nesting on the ground on heathlands, woodland clearings, wetlands and some downlands dogs need to stay on the paths in those areas, so this is a fantastic place to come for a good old run around and let off steam in the fields.

There are sometimes cattle in one of the fields so we will be 'leads on near livestock' if that is the case but on the whole the walk will be off-lead.


23 June 2018

Various Locations - see the Great Dog Walk Together website for further details

In 2018 the 'Great Dog Walk Together' is being launched. It will take place across the UK on Saturday 23 June 2018 at 11am and again in December. 

The aim is to encourage people to arrange a community walk, invite everyone to join in, with or without a dog, and enjoy the company of others to promote wellbeing. There is no cost involved.

For further details please visit the website or join the Great Dog Walk Together Facebook group

24 June 2018

Harry and stream
Meet at the Martyrs Tree green, Tolpuddle, DT2 7EX.  There is parking on the main road through Tolpuddle but please park thoughtfully.

Join countryside ranger Amy with Anneke & Su from Dorset Dogs to enjoy a walk from the Martyrs Tree out into the countryside via quiet lanes and countryside paths.


30 June 2018

Pooles Heathland Wildlife DayTalbot Heath Nature Reserve

We are celebrating the wildlife of Talbot Heath with a whole string of free activites and wildlife walks to inspire all ages! 

All day Saturday, we will be celebrating the wonderful wildlife of Talbot Heath; join us for loads of nature themed activities, guided walks and you can even meet some of the amazing animals that live on the heath!





8 July 2018

Greyhound Lurcher PlaygroupMeeting at Car Park near the Old Station DT6 4EW

A leisurely Sunday morning walk for greyhound lovers and their families.

Meet at the West Bay Station Yard Car Park and take a stroll along the fields of the River Brit for 45 mins or max 1 hour, weather depending.

We can have a hot or cold beverage along the West Bay Harbourside, fish and chips or an ice cream to finish off the morning before Sunday lunch. One of the ice cream shops sells Marshfield Dog Ice cream (by the harbour / the old post office).

A donation of £2 for the FHT would be welcome.



15 July 2018

UK Dog Surfing ChampionshipsBranksome Dene

No experience needed just a bit of fun. Dogs and owners needed now! All we ask is dogs that are happy in the sea.

Dogs will be on big paddleboards with their owners pushing them into waves.

Message for information and sign up to enter.

Tel: 07468427811






AH Wild SundayAvon Heath Country Park, Boundary Lane BH24 2SF

Come for a fun-packed day at our new location to celebrate local crafts and all things wild!

Wildlife stands, Local crafts and produce for sale (painted art, jewellery, fudge, honey, wood tools and plants), Workshops and Demonstrations (metal work, sheep shearing, lace making, pottery, painting, woodcarving and turning, making spears and archery), Fun train, Face painting, Inflatables, Horse whispering, 'Make & Take' crafts, Animals, Photography and Refreshments.

Tickets: £10 Family (advance only) / £3 Early bird / £4 On the day. Bookings for events on the day. Some charges for activities but mostly free. Free Parking.



22 July 2018

round logo with shaded background and white borderSAVE THE DATE!

Upton Country Park

A wonderful celebration of dogs, countryside and wild creatures!

Have-a-go-agility & more activities for dogs, fun dog show, doggy displays, fascinating stalls, scrumptious refreshments, children’s activities, guided walkies, huge marquee and so much more!


5 August 2018

Church Knowle, BH20 5NQ

Margaret Green Animal Rescue 'Church Knowle Family Fun Day & Novelty Dog Show'

Save the Date - 5th August - update to follow soon

Follow the link:

18 August 2018


Durlston Dog Day at Durlston Country Park - including family & dog activities and walkies with Dorset Dogs and local rangers.








19 August 2018

Buckham Fair 2018Now in its 10th year - a brilliant annual fair with a fairground, many stalls and a Pony and Dog Show.

This year in aid of The DCH Cancer Appeal .

Follow the link to the flyer or check out the website:









23 September 2018

Margaret Green Animal Rescue, Church Knowle, BH20 5NQ

Save the Date - 23rd September - update to follow soon

18 May 2019 - 19 May 2019

DogstivalPylewell Park Estate, New Forest

The launch of an exciting new event hosted by Chris Packham next year called Dogstival - a 2 day family friendly day out for you and your dog.

The event takes place at Pylewell Park Estate in the heart of the New Forest, set within over 100 acres and direct access to the beach.

Event content includes dog arena, activities, displays, grooming, talks including Chris Packham, walks around the Estate, K9 aqua pool, working dogs, charities, over 300 retail stands, food and drink, live music and much more.

Updates to follow soon on website:


Do you live in south-east Dorset?  Do you know about 'The Great Heath' events?

These may not all be suitable to take your dog along to, so do check first, from walks and talks to volunteer work parties there's lots to enjoy - check for details at the Great Heath website

Regular Events
Walkies listed first, scroll down for training classes

Sturminster Newton Dog Walks

A group for anyone interested in sharing dog walks in and around the Sturminster Newton area.  To join in visit our Facebook page Sturminster Newton Dog Walks

Pound Puppy Auction

Check out Pound Puppy's Facebook Auction page at  where you can bid on various items (not just dog related) with all proceeds going to Pound Puppy Animal Rescue.  'Like' the page to be updated when new items are added. Pound Puppy are now fund raising on eBay, you can follow them at: Pound Puppy on Ebay

Weekly on a weekday & first Sunday of the month

East Dorset & New Forest walkies

Walkies group around Verwood and surrounding areas.

Details on Facebook

Every Friday

09:00 - 10:00 DWAG weekly litter pick at Hamworthy Park

Meet at the western entrance to Hamworthy Park, parking your car in Brownsea Avenue. Litter picking takes place from 09.00 am ­to 10.00 am, normally followed by a visit to the café for a coffee and chat until 11.00 am. Everyone welcome!

First Sunday of Every Month

Greyhounds & Lurchers monthly charity walk

Walk for greyhounds & sighthounds, meet at Upton House 11am walk until about midday.  "We are all owners of rescued greyhounds and Sighthounds (Saluki's & lurchers). We meet and donate £2 per person for Greyhounds in Need Charity. We only allow sighthounds due to the nature of the dogs. All dogs are kept on leads".      Email

Third Saturday of Every Month

Black Bear Walking Group

Meet at The Black Bear, High Street, Wool.
Meet at the pub from 9 for 9.15 departure. The Black Bear has limited parking but roadside parking is available nearby. We walk out from the pub or drive a short way to the walk starting point returning midday-ish for refreshment and a chat in the pub.
Dogs welcome on the walk and in the bar. K9 regulars Rosie, Buddy, Pippin, Rupert and Elsa look forward to you joining us.

Black Bear Tel: 01929 405541


Small Paws Play Group

A Dorset-based group
" We love little dogs and get together monthly to go on a big old walk and play"
For more information join us at Small Paws playgroup

Regular Classes

Trainer qualification links - check them out! - just follow the links below (we're not endorsing particular trainers or qualifications, this is a list for you):

AID - Association of Into Dogs
APDT - Association of Pet Dog Trainers
BIPDT - British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers
IMDT - Institute of Modern Dog Training

More on listed on the Animal Behaviour & Training Council website

Does your trainer use positive methods? Most trainers believe that methods that focus on training through punishment may create serious problems in the future in exchange for short-term obedience.

Click here for Dogs Trust home training advice to back up your class work!

Ann Bond Dog Training & Behaviour

Good Start Puppy & Junior classes
Rolling 5 week courses, 1 hour sessions

Kind, fair, effective (and fun) socialising and training for pups aged from 10 - 20 weeks, with qualified APDT trainer and Behaviourist.
Follow on Junior courses for 20 weeks plus available

Mondays: St Osmonds School, Dorchester - 17:15 & 18:30
Thursdays: Mission Hall, Sutton Poyntz, Weymouth - 17:00 & 18:15, Juniors 7:30

Rolling 5 week courses - 1 hour session
Broadway Memorial Hall, Weymouth
Thursdays - 11:00
Sociable good manners and fun training in small groups.
For dogs aged over 26 weeks, with little training, or rescued/re homed dogs
Canine Psychology
Bere Regis or Kingston Maurwood
Dates and location vary so check Ann's website.

Further information:  or call 01305 832569, email


Modern and up-to-date using science-based positive reinforcement training!

Safety when outside, a good recall, impulse control, and most importantly building a great relationship and value in YOU.

IMDT qualified trainer.

Puppy & Beginner classes
Wareham or West Howe, close to Poole & Bournemouth.
Wednesdays and Thursdays
Check the website for times and dates.
Intermediate class
West Howe, close to Poole & Bournemouth.
Check the website for times and dates.
Hoopers Beginner/Taster
Check the website for times and dates.

One-to-one and workshop sessions
including Puppy workshop - info for new owners &

Canine Body Language &
Canine Enrichment Workshop
- check the website.


Further information:

Phone: 0737 886 3238

Dogs Trust Dog School Dorset

Puppy, Adult and Rescue dog classes
Rolling 6 week courses including an induction for week 1 without the dogs.
Classes are around 50 minutes long.


We offer small, fun and friendly classes for puppies, adults and rescue dogs.  All classes are aimed at teaching your dog skills that are useful in everyday life. We want you to have a strong and healthy bond with your dog and for you to enjoy each other’s company.

Tuesdays: Parkstone Baptist Church, Poole – 18:00, 19:15 and 20:30
Thursdays: Willowbed Hall, Weymouth - 18:00, 19:15 and 20:30

Saturdays: Kingston Maurward College – 09:00, 10:15 and 11:30


For further information contact us at, 07392 869380 or online at

FAB Agility

Train with FAB for the ultimate FAB-ulous time with your furry friend!   

From complete beginners to the most experienced partnerships. Whether you want to try agility for the first time or take your current skills to the next level, there's something for everyone! Email   or call 07715669474 for more information and to check availability in our classes. 


Wednesday evening between 6:30pm - 8:30pm just outside Weymouth at Whitcombe Racing Stables, W Down Rd, Whitcombe, Dorchester DT2 8NY. Experienced and inexperienced groups available.  


During Spring/Summer we also train in North Dorset at Eastbury Park, Tarrant Gunville, Nr Blandford Forum, DT11 8JQ. Experienced and inexperienced groups available. 


Fun Dog Agility

Corfe Mullen, nr St Huberts Church.  Every Sunday (Apr-Oct) 11:00 - 12:30. 
Fun dog agility classes.  Set in a fully dog proof grass arena.  £5 per dog. 
If interested please call Janet on 07989 581880.
Corfe Mullen Dog Agility website

Life Skills Dog Training

Bradpole Village Hall, West Dorset.  Fridays
Fridays for 7 weeks - Puppies
Friday for 7 weeks - All ages, rolling programme
Fun, positive, science-based, force-free.
AID trainer.

PocoDogs Academy

St Clements Church Hall, 55 Kinson Ave, Poole, BH15 3PH

Puppy & Intermediate classes - play together, train together.
Class limited to 6 dogs - £60 for 6 lessons.
Classes start every 6 weeks.

IMDT qualified trainer.

Call Debby on 776 911 4506 or


Practice Makes Pawfect

St John's Church Hall, Macaulay Road, Broadstone.
Every Saturday.
  • Puppy class - 9.30am
  • Novice/Improvers Class - 10.30am
  • Advanced Class - 11.30am

Student member of APDT

Further information: phone 07947 515 511 or

Purbeck Agility - Agility, Obedience, Hoopers & Heelwork to Music Training

APDT qualified trainer see this link for other qualifications

One-to-one Training: Obedience, Agility, Canine Hoopers & HTM. Contact for details:

Puppy Training (Foundation & socialisation) Sandford Community Hall
Friday evening 6.30p.m. to 7.15p.m.

Obedience Training; Kennel Club's Good Citizen Dog Scheme
Tuesday & Friday evenings starting at 7.30p.m.
Mastering Recall Workshop:  monthly 1½ hour workshop.
Pre-Agility - Winter months - Sunday 10.30 -11.30a.m.

Agility - Spring & Summer months -  Sunday 10.30am to 1pm at our secure field at Corfe Castle

Heelwork to Music (dog dancing) Sandford Community Hall
Beginners & experienced handlers workshops (see website for class times)

NEW: Canine Hoopers (with Accredited CHUK Instructor) - Wednesday afternoons, Thursday evenings.

Wessex Dog Training Club

APDT qualified trainer see this link for other qualifications

Stoborough Village Hall near Wareham

6.30pm session - 45 minutes​

7.30pm session - 60 minutes

Session starts at 8.45pm session - 60 minutes​​

Please check Wessex Dog Training Club website for what you need to bring and further information.  WDTC provides KC Good Citizen Dog Scheme training with puppy foundation, bronze, silver & gold awards.


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