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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        

26 August 2018

Cherished Pets, Fiveways Roundabout, Charminster, Bournemouth

Cherished Pets is celebrating National Dog Day by donating ALL of our takings to Waggy Tails Dog rescue. Our team will be here from 10am – 4pm on Sunday August 26th ready to wash, groom and pamper your Dog. Our groomers, grooming assistants, and our receptionist are all donating their time freely on the day so every penny we make will go directly to Waggy Tails to help them to continue their amazing work.

Please help us to make as much as possible for Waggy Tails on Sunday, August 26th by booking a wash and brush/tidy or a full groom for your Dog.

As part of every grooming session, we will also clip your dog’s nails, clean their ears and also carry out a basic health check to look for any obvious problems with your dog’s eyes, ears, skin, paws, and bones.

We use all natural plant-based shampoos to ensure your Dog will look and smell amazing!

You can also give us a call on 01202 527722 or come and chat to us on Facebook

12 September 2018

Safewise Weymouth (next to Weymouth Community Fire Station), 481 Radipole Lane, Weymouth DT4 0QF

Dogs Trust Seminar - Firework Fears

Tea, coffee and cakes / biscuits will be provided.

 

23 September 2018

Margaret Green Animal Rescue, Church Knowle, BH20 5NQ

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

6 October 2018

Talbot Heath GWMayford Road, BH12 1PU. Meet by car park at the end of the cul-de-sac.

A heathland walkies on paths with a grassland run around first.

With Hazel from Poole' s Heathland to show us around. Sadly this is one of the heaths that has experienced fire recently but luckily it was a small one here.

Please note this has been changed from its original date of Saturday 28 July as it is a site with little shade and forecast temperatures for the original date are too warm for this walk, with thunderstorms also possible.

14 November 2018

Safewise Weymouth (next to Weymouth Community Fire Station), 481 Radipole Lane, Weymouth DT4 0QF

Dogs Trust Seminar - Your New Puppy

Tea, coffee and cakes / biscuits will be provided.

 

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: www.dogstival.co.uk

 

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 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

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

Monthly

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

 
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
 
Canine Psychology
Bere Regis or Kingston Maurwood
Dates and location vary so check Ann's website.

 
Further information:
www.annbonddogtraining.com  or call 01305 832569, email bondann@msn.com
 

DogEaze

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.
Wednesday
Check the website for times and dates.
 
Hoopers Beginner/Taster
Wareham
Thursday
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:
website: https://www.dogeaze.org.uk/

email: contactdogeaze@gmail.com
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dogeazetraining/
Phone: 0737 886 3238


Dogs Trust Dog School Dorset

Puppy, Adolescent, Adult and Rescue dog classes
We offer friendly six week courses aimed at teaching your dog skills that are useful in everyday life. Our classes never have more than six dogs and have at least two trainers to make sure that we can devote time to each individual and help you to progress.
 

We use science-led, reward-based training to make sure that we get the best results and have lots of fun whilst doing so.

Tuesdays: Parkstone Baptist Church, Poole – 17:00, 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, 11:30 and 13:15

 

For further information contact us at Dorsetdogschool@dogstrust.org.uk, 07392 869380 or online at http://www.dogstrustdogschool.org.uk/dog-school/dorset/

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. 

Indoors: 

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.  

​Outdoors:

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

Website: www.fabagility.com/fabagilityclub

Flyball

Ball crazy dog? Dog with too much energy?

Flyball provides an entertaining and active way to interact with your dog and other dog enthusiasts in an environment that is fun while allowing the dogs exercise and enjoyment.

Watercombe House, Nr Owemoigne DT2 8HJ. Every Tuesday at 18:15.

New course starts on 26 June.

For more information or to book a space call Sarah Goddard on 07771 561157 

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
email pococompany@gmail.com

 

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
website: www.practisemakespawfect.co.uk

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/

Puppy Training (Foundation & socialisation) Sandford Community Hall
Friday evening 6.30p.m. to 7.15p.m. www.purbeckagility.org.uk/puppy-training/

Obedience Training; Kennel Club's Good Citizen Dog Scheme
Tuesday & Friday evenings starting at 7.30p.m. www.purbeckagility.org.uk/obedience-training
 
Mastering Recall Workshop:  monthly 1½ hour workshop. www.purbeckagility.org.uk/recall-workshop
 
Pre-Agility - Winter months - Sunday 10.30 -11.30a.m. www.purbeckagility.org.uk/pre-agility-foundation

Agility - Spring & Summer months -  Sunday 10.30am to 1pm at our secure field at Corfe Castle www.purbeckagility.org.uk/agility-classes

Heelwork to Music (dog dancing) Sandford Community Hall
Beginners & experienced handlers workshops (see website for class times)www.purbeckagility.org.uk/dog-dancin

NEW: Canine Hoopers (with Accredited CHUK Instructor) - Wednesday afternoons, Thursday evenings. www.purbeckagility.org.uk/hoopers/

Scentwork 4 Fun

Woodland Village Hall, BH22 8LJ

Fornightly classes starting 17 June 2018- 11:30am - 12:30am. 5 sessions per course of 1 hour duration. Courses throughout the year.

No previous training required! Suitable for any age, breed or mixed breed dogs. Also blind dogs, deaf dogs have joined our classes.  We specialise in Scentwork classes for pet dog owners.

For further information email: 

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

PUPPIES
6.30pm session - 45 minutes​

INTERMEDIATE
7.30pm session - 60 minutes

INTERMEDIATE PLUS
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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