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We wish you all a very happy Christmas & New Year with wonderful wintry walks and lots of wagging tails!
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Dog at Arne credit Emma StephensHelp give nature a home this Christmas and receive a FREE sustainable Christmas tree in return.  Dogs on lead welcome.

RSPB Arne reserve near Wareham, today announced the date for the 11th Pull a Pine for Christmas public event. On Saturday 2nd December between 11am and 3pm visitors can turn up when ever they like, stay as long as they want and have some fun removing small pine trees from the Heathland.  Follow this link to find out more.

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West Bay is set for investment into four key areas, and residents and visitors are being invited to have their say.

There are two drop-in dates (4th & 9th July) when the Dorset Coast Forum team will be at the Salt House, West Bay to allow the community to express their ideas and suggestions for each project.

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Dorset Dogs Volunteer Duane and Urban Heaths Partnership warden Amy with Dorset Dogs members.

Who will be helping with Dorset Dogs work as well as going into schools to assist with education about heathlands?

Applications are now closed and we will be introducing the new assistant once they are appointed.

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Becky demonstrates 'pick up a poop' (it's plasticine!) before young visitors have a go themselves! As well as the young human visitors we also have the wonderful Clover and Teasel who visited with Mum Anne, a Dorset Dogs ambassador who took the photos.

Fantastic news!  May we introduce Becky, who is now covering 'Dorset Dogs in Bournemouth' work for at least 8 months, let's hope longer!  Becky comes under the management of Bournemouth Council but is currently training by coming along and helping at Dorset Dogs events in the wider area. She's already working on all sorts of positive projects for dog owners in Bournemouth.  She's based at the wonderful Stour Valley visitor centre, Kingfisher Barn, a great place for a riverside walk - look out for that being added to Dorset Dogs 'out & about' pages soon, but in the meantime you can check it out here

The photos show Becky at the Hullabaloo with visitors to Knoll Beach, Studland, training alongside Su from Dorset Dogs.  Becky discussed Dorset Dogs membership and events, website information and the 'doggy do code' as well as handing out free doggy goody bags and training young visitors to have a go at 'picking up'.

Becky did a marvellous job at her very first pit stop - thanks Becky!

Don't forget there is another Dorset Dogs/Education post on offer at the moment too - look at the news item above.

NEC Conference with walker repsIn a follow-up to the meeting at the Houses of Parliament put on by the Kennel Club when they launched a report about the impact on dog owners of access restrictions Su Powner from Dorset Dogs was invited to speak at a conference for local authorities at Birmingham NEC, hosted by the Kennel Club & the National Dog Wardens Association.

Dorset Dogs was highlighted as a ‘best practice’ example of championing positive access management for people with dogs whilst promoting responsible ownership. 

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