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Fleas and ticks prevention

This season has been particularly bad for fleas and ticks, particularly in forest areas.  There are many different options out there to protect your dog and indeed yourself from ticks. A few options are topical medicines, tick collars and oral medication to protect your dog from fleas and ticks.  All these need reapplying every 8 …

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Walking the Castleman Trailway with Ringwood Dogs

A lovely view on our walk with Ringwood Dogs along Castleman Trailway the today.  Sometimes we are the only ones here for miles around. At Ringwood Dogs, training is always incorporated in all of our walks including Recall, Stay, Loose Leash Walking and Focus.  This particular walk is popular with me because it offers lots …

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Practising the “Recall” dog training command

Practising “Recall” in the New Forest. Here I’m training the dogs on a whistle.  Make sure you “condition” the whistle first, blowing the whistle and rewarding your dog with a special treat is what is meant by conditioning. I always make sure I carry lots of treats with me whenever I go out and train. …

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Good behaviour around livestock

The “traffic jam” we encountered on our walk today was a good opportunity to teach the dogs in my care good behaviour around livestock. This involved asking the dogs to “SIT” and focus on me as the ponies walked by. It is very important to control your dogs around livestock as farmers are legally allowed …

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Snooze time after a long walk

Asleep by the Aga after a long walk.  Dogs enjoying the home comforts of boarding with Ringwood Dogs.  When your dogs stay with us, they have the full run of the home and become part of our family whilst you are away.  We send regular photos of your dogs, so that you can see what …

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Practising “recall” on a long line

A wonderful walk in the New Forest today practising “recall” on a long line. This gives extra security during training so that you can gently encourage your dog to come back to you should he/she decide not to!  When dogs first came into my care at Ringwood Dogs, I always put them on a long …

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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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