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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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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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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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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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