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Scent game introductions

Its been a busy day at Ringwood Dogs today. Lots of different size dogs today in different tones of cream, caramels and chocolates! Here the dogs are introducing themselves through a scent game in the garden. Scent games involve scattering treats across the grass for the dogs to scent out. This game is very relaxing …

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Dog Visit to see Murphy

Today I visited Murphy a lovely Weimaraner whose owners were out for the morning.  Ball games in the garden, a toilet trip and some mental games burnt off some excess energy and left him feeling relaxed and contented until his owners returned. Ringwood Dogs also offers a dog visiting service should you need it regularly …

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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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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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