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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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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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