Dog Training

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Scent games

A cold walk in Moors Valley Country Park with Ringwood Dogs incorporating “scent games”. This stimulates dogs both physically and mentally.  I always play lots of scent games with the dogs in my care  it help encourage focus and calms over excited dogs.  I often use this technique when training my fearful or reactive dogs. …

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Dog walking along the Castleman Trail

A “mooching walk” along the Castleman Trail this morning.  Letting dogs be dogs and sniff all the smells and scents of the walk is very rewarding.  It’s not always about speed walking yourself around the New Forest! Take time to stop and “smell the roses”, this gives your dog the opportunity to sniff the smells …

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Dog Training in the pouring rain!

Dog Training in the pouring rain!  We go out in all weathers at Ringwood Dogs!  Some dogs love the rain whist others absolutely hate it.  If you have a dog that hates the rain, I always try and schedule a training session when it’s not raining – although with the British weather, that’s not always …

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Chilling out and sharing a crate

Chilling out and sharing a crate.  At Ringwood Dogs we crate train all our dogs.  Crates offer a safe haven for dogs to rest in peace.  They are also useful when you are toilet training your new puppy and offer a safe place to leave them when you need to leave your puppy or dog …

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A Tug Of War Workshop with my dog

A Tug Of War Workshop with my dog.  I attend many workshops throughout the year in order to keep up to date with current dog training techniques.  It’s not always about training but learning how to play with your dog too!  Tug of war is a very rewarding game for both owner and dog. It burns …

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Eight questions for dog trainer Isabelle Adams-Papé

I’ve just done an interview.  I thought I would share the questions I was asked: Question 1 – At what age should a dog start to be trained and does it vary from breed to breed? A dog or puppy of any breed can start training shortly after you bring it home.  This is important …

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The IMDT Dog Trainer

Being able to help dogs is something Isabelle is passionate about and she is a proud Full Member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers (IMDT). The Institute of Modern Dog Trainers is one of the UK’s leading bodies and independent Course providers for Dog Trainers and Behaviourists. The IMDT was founded to promote the …

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