Walks

We love to go on a variety of walks in the local area. Abbott’s Wood and Park Wood are regularly visited, but we also enjoy trips to Laughton Common Wood, Hoad Wood in Chiddingly and fun in the fields off the Cuckoo Trail. We explore and love to find new routes around the wood, making the experience varied and walk as relaxed, calm and fun. The dogs are matched by their personality and walks provide a safe place for a less confident dog to build his confidence by enrichment and positive reward. 

Towards the end of 2020 and the beginning of this year some new pups have joined our walks. I manage their integration by matching them with the group. Some puppies require one to one work initially, whilst others happily join the group straight away.

This is two young dogs in a typical play stance. Dogs love nothing more than a good play, they run, wrestle, mouth and can be quite vocal. Play should be mirrored and equal. I make sure all dogs are comfortable and one is not taking advantage of the other. Any size of dog can play together and it is lovely to see larger dogs gently interact with their smaller friends.
Spring has finally arrived, this is us on a beautiful sunny Spring day, taking in the smells, noises and textures of the beautiful woods. The dogs range from under 12 months to 14 years old. The larger dogs show respect and are gentle with the puppy,, but still enjoy their own rougher play. All take what they want from their walk, without any pressure to do things they don’t want. They enjoy happy, stress free time outdoors.

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