Upcoming Events & Training Classes
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Scroll down, below dated events, for walking groups, dog agility and training classes
25 May 2018
11:00 Wareham Riverside Walkies
A lovely walk and a special fundraiser for Finley's special wheelchair with Claire from DogEaze as your guide.
Check out the DogEaze website for further information
26 May 2018
11:00 Pound Puppy Dog Show
Stanpit Recreation Ground, Christchurch, BH23 3RH
Dog show, stalls, bouncy castle, refreshments and more - check it out including the dog show schedule at http://poundpuppy.org/events.htm
27 May 2018
Winton Recreation Ground, Fitzharris Avenue, Bournemouth BH9 1BX
Staffie and Stray Rescue Family Fun Day and Dog Show
A great day out! All in support of a caring charity.
Food, refreshments, stalls, games and tombola
3 June 2018
10:00 - 12:00 Greyhound Playgroup - Whitcombe Racing Stables
Whitcombe Down Road, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 8NY
A352 between Dorchester and Broadmayne by Dorset Equine Veterinary, to the right when coming from Dorchester
Please arrive at 10:00am prompt as your dog(s) may be the first in the group to play.
£4.00 for 1 dog, £7.00 for 2 dogs from the same family, any additional dog £2.50
Email for details and entry forms to: firstname.lastname@example.org
10 June 2018
10:00 - 11:00 Great Global Greyhound Walk 2018
St John Way, Dorchester, DT1 2FD
We will meet at the playing field St. Johns Way, Dorchester at the edge of Poundbury and will do a walk of max. 1 hour around Poundbury where there are a number of grassy and green field areas. We end the walk at 'The Duchess of Cornwall' pub which is dog-friendly for a cuppa if you like, which is 5 minutes away from the starting point. Dogs should be on leads as their might be cats around or other interesting furries. There is enough free parking in the area. A suggested donation of £2 for FHT would be welcome.
Organiser: Forever Hounds Trust, Dorset.
10:30 - 16:30 A Doggy Day Out
Forde Abbey, Chard, TA20 4LU
'A Doggy Day Out' is a fun-packed day for all the family and pooches with a 'Pets Got Talent' contest, have-a-go activities, canine first aid workshops, charity dog show, agility, dog product stands plus much more besides.
Entry to the event is £5, under 12s free (includes 1 doggy activity of your choice)
While you're here, why not make the most of your time at Forde Abbey. With a ticket to 'A Doggy Day Out,' you'll be entitled to a 20% discount on admission to Forde Abbey House and Gardens.
16 June 2018
meet at NT Castle View car park, BH20 5DR
Join ranger Becky from the National Trust with her dog Cookie and Su from Dorset Dogs for a walk across Corfe Common - unbelievable views!
Click through for a couple more photos - meet Cookie!
21 June 2018
18:30 - 19:45 Fields & woodlands - an evening walkies
Bog 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 www.greatdogwalktogether.com or join the Great Dog Walk Together Facebook group
24 June 2018
11:00 - 12:45 Tolpuddle Countryside Walkies from the Martyrs Tree
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.
22 July 2018
DORSET DOGS FESTIVAL 2018
SAVE 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
Margaret Green Animal Rescue Family Fun Day & Novelty Dog Show
18 August 2018
Durlston Dog Day
SAVE THE DATE!
Durlston Dog Day at Durlston Country Park - including family & dog activities and walkies with Dorset Dogs and local rangers.
23 September 2018
Margaret Green Animal Rescue, Church Knowle, BH20 5NQ
Save the Date - 23rd September - update to follow soon
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
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 https://www.facebook.com/PoundPuppyAuction?hc_location=ufi 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 https://www.facebook.com/groups/verwoodandsurroundsdogwalking
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"
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.
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
NOVICE DOG TRAINING - FUN & FOCUS
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
Bere Regis or Kingston Maurwood
Dates and location vary so check Ann's website.
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.
West Howe, close to Poole & Bournemouth.
One-to-one and workshop sessions
including Puppy workshop - info for new owners &
Canine Body Language &
Canine Enrichment Workshop
- check the website.
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 Dorsetdogschool@dogstrust.org.uk, 07392 869380 or online at http://www.dogstrustdogschool.org.uk/dog-school/dorset/
Fun Dog Agility
Corfe Mullen, nr St Huberts Church. Every Sunday (Apr-Oct) 11:00 - 12:30.
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.
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.
- 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: www.purbeckagility.org.uk/contact-us/
Wessex Dog Training Club
APDT qualified trainer see this link for other qualifications
SESSIONS EVERY WEDNESDAY & EVERY FRIDAY £5 PER SESSION, PAY AS YOU GO. FIRST SESSION FREE
Stoborough Village Hall near Wareham
6.30pm session - 45 minutes
7.30pm 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.
Session starts at 8.45pm session - 60 minutes
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