New members who've already used the 'join us' form or who joined at pit stops - if you didn't send in a photo remember you can always add your photos later, just send to: firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and a bit about your dog and/or where you like to walk. Don't forget we love to see you in the photo too!
SPIGGY - A boxer who walks Wool water meadows, Winfrith & Worbarrow on public rights of way (ROW - public paths) as well as Tyneham & Bindon Hill. Just like so many of us, Mike feels it's shuch a shame that some of the public ROW in the Purbeck area are spoilt with dog poop.
PIP - A Springer who's new to Dorset and needs safe off-lead places - there's an enclosed area at both Upton Country Park and at Slades Open Space (that one has agility equipment too), both are good for secure training and exercise (always check that they are suitably secure for your dog though), so that could be handy for you Susan.
ELLA & ROXFORD - a Lhasa Apso & a Chihuahua - now they love to be off lead and do enjoy Slades.
MOLLIE - a beagle pup just finding her feet in places like Upton Country Park, Badbury Ring and Turlin Moor Rec.
BELLA - a Springer Spaniel who's just 7 months old.
TITCH & PIPSQUEAK - Jack Russells who are still exploring as they moved from London last winter - they do enjoy Cannon Hill woods though!
MIA - a Flat-Coat Retriever & PHOEBE who's a flat-coat-poodle cross - Siobhan says she would like to walk with other dogs & people sometimes, she walks at places like Burton Bradstock, Charmouth and Lamberts Castle. There is a group of dog owners who work with the National Trust over that way ensuring the local beach is kept clean, you can contact them through https://sites.google.com/site/pooopin1/
RUBY - a rescued Belgian Shepherd cross who was feral with her brother until rescued, she was frightened of everything - even daylight. She's now doing well with Wendy, even starting to do some basic agility and able to enjoy Upton Country Park.
MEG & KUDU - lovely Labradorian visitors to Dorset, also fans of the Lake District!
MONTY - a friendly Dalmatian who does like to have company, a favourite walk is the walk through wooded Branksome Chine to the dog-friendly beach.
CARSON - a beach-loving Golden Retriever from Aldershot, loves Sandbanks.
BETSY - a minature labradoodle who's a great explorer - Durlston Country Park, Studland beach, Worbarrow Bay, Corfe Castle
CALLI - a West Highland Terrier who enjoys the great views by the Stour at Canford Bottom. Did you know The Great Heath project have done some work to improve access around that area? New bridges, gates to replace stiles, ramps as well as steps and fingerposts on the way soon, with a focus on making great walks along the Castleman Trailway.
CHARLY - a friendly Staffie cross but sometimes misjudged as she rather excitedly greets people by barking.
BOOMER a Jack Russell cross who enjoys Slades Open Space & Kinson Common.
BUDDY is a Siberian Husky who enjoys both St Catherine's Hill & Highcliffe Beach.
CODY a Staffie - Sandra tells us: "Despite the 'press' view of this breed, I can say they are a very loyal loving breed. To date I have had, Zelda, Zoe, Lily and Cody.....all fantastic dogs with personality!" Cody goes to the shade of Puddletown Forest in the summer and the beach and Rodwell Trail in Weymouth in the winter.
BELLE is a Bedlington Terrier cross Whippet - and Mary has told us lots of interesting points about her that often come up with young lively dogs!
"Being a sight and speed hound I am very cautious where I walk and as she is very friendly she is put on a lead when we approach another dog and I always ask if it is alright for her to say hello. I like to see others put their dogs on leads when my dog is on her lead. She loves to play with other dogs and has a GSD she loves to have a run with. Loves to run and is easily distracted in training classes which makes training for agility difficult as any other movement distracts her. Rally training better but the sight of another dog means play and a person means there might be a dog to play with and that person might have food so not jumping up is quite hard to train even when she does a sit and a down normally when no other distractions around.
...Lurchers need a good run. Had a cocker before so having a lurcher with some terrier in it is so different, needs more time and patience, cannot be expected to be fully trained by 6 months well not this one! So we plod on slowly."
OBI A West Highland Terrier who would like to see more dog bins available.
LYRA A golden retriever, Tessa told us "We love walking all around Dorset & meeting lots of dogs & their owners! After the heartbreak of losing our beloved Amber so tragically in Lorton Meadows I sometimes struggle, but Lyra is Amber's niece & she has given me a reason to smile again". Our hearts go out to Tessa, unfortunately cows at Lorton Meadows had previously been attacked by dogs and it meant that they charged from a long distance away to protect their young even though Amber was far from them and had done nothing wrong.
ROSIE A German Shepherd who is getting used to meeting other dogs and enjoys Upton Country Park as well as Sandbanks beach.
GEORGIE a Westie of 11 years old, whose lung condition means nice flat walks on Portland are easier for him.
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