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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        

22 April 2018

pawsmoorsMoors Valley Country Park & Forest, BH24 2ET

Doggy and family activities including 'Temptation Alley' and a Fun Dog Show (we'll let you know once that's confirmed) with the Forestry Commission, DogEaze fun activities with Claire, great family and/or dog activities and advice stands from Dorset Wildlife Trust, Plantlife, Lynwood Vets, Dogs Trust School Dorset, Cancer Research Doggy Dash stand, Dog Delights, Animal Canopy, Yellow Dog scheme info with Doogies, Staffie and Stray Rescue andTrixiebelles Facepainting.

Event entry is free but there are parking charges at the Park, check out the great facilities, parking charges and lots more at

Moors Valley forest walk
Meet at the Moors Valley Paws in the Park special event, Moors Valley Country Park and Forest, BH24 2ET.

Guided walkies around Moors Valley Country Park lake and forest, taking place as part of their special 'Paws in the Park' day.


25 April 2018

BftB HeathlandersBACK from the BRINK - Learn how to use Living Record

Discover how to record our target species using 'Living Record' online!

Join the Back to the Brink team as Adrian Bicker from the Dorset Environmental Records Centre, walks us through how to enter records onto the online recording system. Places are limited to book early!

Hot drinks and biscuits / cake will be provided.

N.T. Office, Currendon Hill, Swanage BH19 3AA








29 April 2018

Poco Dogs Dog ShowPoole Park, BH15

Bring your pooches to Poole Park on Sunday 29 April for an awesome Dog Show organised by dog training academy Pocodogs in aid of local mum Debbie Smith, who needs special treatments for stage 4 brain cancer.

Come and have an afternoon of fun with a fun dog show, bouncy castles, a doggy photobooth and lovely stalls!

Fun Dog Show begins at 2pm (registration at 1.30pm). Enter online at or on the day of the show.










doggy dash
Moors Valley Country Park, BH24 2ET.


5km sponsored dog walk. 

Register for sponsorship and help raise money for cancer research.

To register go to or check out the facebook page CRUK Bournemouth Doggy Dash








AH walk Ben
Meet NOT AT MAIN Avon Heath Country Park site but at the Friends' Boundary Lane car park, (off the A31 roundabout before the Avon Heath main site roundabout if coming from Ferndown direction).  BH24 2SD

Guided walkies: Orchids & other secrets of South Park - dog walkers special'


2 May 2018

Whitcombe Racing Stables, W Down Road, Whitcombe, Dorchester DT2 8NY

FAB Training Club Launch (Indoor)

Train with FAB for the ultimate FAB-ulous time with your furry friend! Get active with your dog, form a stronger bond and have lots of fun.

Our brand new FAB Club is opening its doors to all dogs and handlers - 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!

For more information visit the FAB Agility website and Facebook page.

3 May 2018

Eastbury Park, Tarrant Gunville, Nr Blandford Forum, DT11 8JQ

FAB Training Club Launch (Outdoor)

Train with FAB for the ultimate FAB-ulous time with your furry friend! Get active with your dog, form a stronger bond and have lots of fun.

Our brand new FAB Club is opening its doors to all dogs and handlers - 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!

For more information visit the FAB Agility website and Facebook page.

20 May 2018

Doggy Do CodeKnoll Beach National Trust Car Park, Studland, near BH19 3AH.

Great free family event (car park charges apply unless you're a NT member) and dogs can come too!

Activities and information galore...








25 May 2018


One of the new monthly walks with a DogEaze guide - all proceeds donated to Waggy Tails Rescue.

Check out the DogEaze website for further information

27 May 2018

SSR Family Fun DayWinton 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














10 June 2018

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

dorset-dogs-round-logoSAVE THE DATE!

A new walkies with National Trust Ranger Rebecca and her spaniel Cookie. More details to follow.








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

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.








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

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

Explorer Walks with DogEaze

proceeds to Waggy Tails Rescue
Guided walks around Poole, Bournemouth & surrounding areas, £5 minimum suggested donation.
For more information join us on the DogEaze website

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.

Explorer Walks
all proceeds to Waggy Tails Rescue
-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

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 & Heelwork to Music Classes

APDT qualified trainer see this link for other qualifications

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.

Agility - every Sunday 11a.m. to 12p.m. at our secure field at Corfe Castle

Heelwork to Music (dog dancing) Sandford Community Hall
- Beginners: every Tuesday evening, 6p.m. to 7p.m.
- Mini-workshop for experienced handlers: 1st & 3rd Monday each month, 8p.m. to 9p.m.

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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