Dog Walking

Biothane Long Line

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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sniffing dogs

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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running dogs

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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dogs with trainer

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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doodles in a row

Happy smiling faces on the walk with Ringwood Dogs

Happy smiling faces on the walk today with Ringwood Dogs.  Commands are always practiced on our walks.  Here the dog in my care were called back to sit and wait patiently whilst a group of bike riders rode past.  Keeping your dogs safe whilst out walking is always our priority whether they are on or …

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KONG

Enjoying a stuffed KONG after a long walk

Enjoying a stuffed Kong after a long walk with Ringwood Dogs.  Kongs are a great way to feed your dogs their meal or snack.  It offers stimulation and keeps boredom at bay.  For dogs that are boarding or day caring with Ringwood Dogs, a stuffed Kong is on the daily menu!  We give them after …

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