Dog Control Order Proposals in Bournemouth

Bournemouth Borough Council is proposing to introduce the following dog control orders:

1. Cleaning up dog faeces;
2. Keeping dogs on a lead in specified areas at all times;
3. Prohibition of dogs from specified areas at all times; and
4. Putting and keeping dogs on a lead when directed to do so by an authorised officer.

The Council has been in contact with the Kennel Club, and is keen for local dog walkers to be involved in the consultation process, which ceases on 31st March. Although welcoming the Council’s inclusive approach towards dog owners, the Kennel Club remains concerned that a number of the proposals could be unnecessarily draconian. For instance, the schedule includes plans to prohibit dogs from all of Bournemouth’s ponds and lakes.

Commenting on the proposals, Caroline Kisko, Kennel Club Communications Director said: “Dog control orders are becoming more common as councils attempt to find ways to control dog fouling and rein in irresponsible dog owners. Unfortunately this often means responsible dog owners are also penalised and have to suffer restrictions.

“Whilst the Kennel Club does not oppose the use of dog control orders in certain situations – such as the exclusion of dogs from children’s play areas – we believe that proactive methods should always be favoured over restrictions, and that limits upon dog walking should never be disproportionate to the problems faced.

“Frequently, public consultations come and go without the majority of the public knowing about them or having a chance to have their say. We are therefore encouraged that Bournemouth Borough Council has been proactive in seeking our advice on this matter, and hope that attempts to engage with local dog walkers will result in the fairest outcome for all.”

A full list of proposals for the Bournemouth dog control orders can be viewed via the Council website.
Representations should be submitted to the Parks Team, either by telephone on 01202 451673 or by email to

The consultation findings will be presented to the Council’s Cabinet in April and, if approved, the dog control orders will come into effect from 17 May 2011.

Find out more about the Kennel Club’s free-to-join KC Dog campaign. Members can benefit from news and information on dog control orders across the UK.

Notice of Intention to make a Dog Control Order (Word document)

New Dog Control Proposal (Word document)

FAQ (Word document)

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List of Dog Related Organizations & Canine Bodies in UK

For everyone who is looking for information, career, advice, training, courses related to dogs:

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Liver and White English Springer Spaniel FREE To Good Home

Latest update:

“I have found a great new home! I would like to thank everyone who was calling my Mum and Dad.”

If you are looking for a dog, Waggy Tails have lovely bunch of dogs for adoption. DAWG Dogs have possibly even bigger database of dogs needed home – maybe you could give them a call? They are both based in Dorset, as well as Pound Puppy Animal Rescue with cats and dogs for adoption and fostering.



I’m 1.5 year old neutered liver and white English Springer Spaniel. I am very good and gentle boy. I have been growing up with a small child, and I loved it. I didn’t have any gundog training yet, but I am willing to learn. I love my walks! Can spend hours just running around! I like other dogs.

The circumstances of my Mum and Dad had changed recently and they cannot keep me anymore:(

They love me very much, and I love them too, but we all know that best for me would be to find me a new loving family. I am sure I can love them as much as my Mum and Dad.

If anyone would like to adopt me, please give my Mum or Dad a call. I live in Bournemouth now, but I am willing to relocate.

Please see my Photos with my friend in Gallery

PS. This ad had been posted here courtesy of the blog owner.

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Gundog Field Trials Dorset Hampshire Wiltshire

The Field Trial season runs from 1st September to 1st February , although Trials can be run on Grouse after the 12th August. The standard of training is accepted to be higher than for working test and experience on game a necessary requirement.

Trials are also divided between Novice and open dogs and to obtain the title of Field Trial champion a dog must complete and win in either a 2 day Trial or a 1 day and a 2 day Trial. This is an achievement all trialist dream of and only a limited number achieve.

These days the standard of dog work is extremely high and considerable time and effort is therefore given to training. (source South Western Golden Retriever Club)


Field trials can consist of one or more stakes, which can be considered as separate competitions within a field trial. Such stakes can be run for any of the four sub-groups of gundogs recognised by the Kennel Club. The four sub-groups are;

1. Retrievers and Irish Water Spaniels
2. Sporting Spaniels other than Irish Water Spaniels
3. Pointers and Setters
4. Breeds that Hunt, Point and Retrieve

Open Stake

This is a stake in which the dogs have the opportunity of gaining a qualification towards the title of Field Trial Champion (FTCh) and towards entry in the Championships or Champion Stake for its breed.

All Age Stake

This is open to all dogs of a specified breed or breeds without restriction as to the age of the dog, but which may be restricted by other conditions that are deemed necessary by the organising club or society. Four placements plus a Reserve JAM and JAMs (Judges Award of Merit).

Novice Stake

This stake is confined to dogs that not have gained the following awards:

  • Retrievers; First, second, third or fourth award in a 24 dog Open Stake; or first, second or third award in a 12 dog Open Stake; or first award in an All Aged or Novice Stake
  • Spaniels; First, second or third in Open Stakes; or first in an All Age or Novice Stake
  • Mixed Breed; First

Puppy Stake

Confined to dogs whelped not earlier than 1 January in the year preceding the date of the field trial. If a Puppy Stake is run in January then a dog that was a puppy in the previous year is deemed to still be a puppy. (source Wikipedia)

Field Trials Contacts

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Dog Agility Training Clubs Dorset Hampshire Wiltshire


  • 3 Paws Agility – Both competitive and fun Agility. The club trains on an all weather surface and grass in fully fenced in area
  • Chaldicott Agility – Training workshops arranged with top handlers, limited matches in conjunction with 3 Paws Agility; Arena with all weather surface, Semley, Shaftesbury, 01747 830386 or m. 07974 648280,
  • Christchurch & Highcliffe Agility Training Society – 97 Stanpit,Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 3LX – 01202 476630
  • Eastbury Manor ATS – Summer: Thursday daytimes and evenings, Eastbury Park, Tarrant Gunville, Blandford, DT11 8JQ, 01305-823765
  • Four Paws Agility Club – Merry Field Park, Derrit Lane, Bransgore, Christchurch, 01202 480385
  • Gillingham (Dorset) DTS – Forest Lodge Equestrian Centre,Tollard Royal,Shaftesbury, 01980-652558,
  • Golden Cap AC – Green Lane,Bothenhampton,Bridport, 01308 422981
  • Portland DTC – Moor Farm, Knights-in the Bottom, Chickerell, Weymouth, 01305 833247
  • Purbeck Agility Group – training classes in Agility and Obedience (Kennel Club Good Citizen Scheme)
  • Sherborne Vale Dog Training Club – Dogs and owners are trained in obedience and agility by dedicated trainers who are volunteers, giving their time completely free of charge
  • Sturminster Newton Agility Club – We are a small friendly club with a strong Junior team as well as some good adult handlers. We do like to throw a Doggy Christmas party (indoors) and have assisted other clubs with demos. The Paddock, off Elm Close,Sturminster Newton, 07901 526147 after 2.30pm please,
  • Threecross Agility Group – Welwyndale, Verwood Road, Three Legged Cross, BH21 6RR, 01202 820822,
  • Tolnedra Dog Training – Fernbrook Farm, Motcombe (off B3081), Shaftesbury, SP7 9PW, 01747-822686,
  • Tricks 4 Treats – Fun agility for you and your dog. Each class has 6 dogs and the course lasts for 8 weeks.


  • AA Dog Training -All dogs need mental stimulation as well as exercise and these classes provide both, as well as enhancing the bond you have with your dog. A dog that works with it’s owner is more focused on the owner when out walking and is less likely to run after other dogs or distractions. Dog agility helps nervous dogs by improving their self confidence and trust in you.
  • Alldogs Training Centre – Windmill Lane, Bursledon,Southampton,SO31 8BG, 07835 608546 or 07747 113399
  • Burridge DTC – School Farm Equestrian Centre, Lockerley and 21 Burridge Road, Burridge,Southampton,SO31 1BY (Summer: Burridge – Wednesday evenings; Lockerley – Tuesday evenings), 023-8073 2150,
  • Cara Dog Training – “Heathers” Gilpin Place, Sway, Lymington, Hampshire, SO41 6EU – 01590 683 529, 07966 409562,
  • Chesil Bank Agility Club – Chesil Bank Agility Club was established many years ago by Pam Fox and today it’s still going strong, with many great members coming together with their dogs to have fun.
  • Homestead DTC – South Lane Meadow,Clanfield, 023 9259 7160
  • K9 K-os – 27 Portal Rd. Southampton, Hampshire, SO19 8LD – 023 8034 2530,
  • K9Planet – Hampshire – 0333 1234585
  • Kiln Agility Training Society KATS – The club’s purpose is to provide agility training to dogs and handlers in a friendly and fun environment. The purpose of KATS is FUN for EVERYBODY.
  • Nedlo Agility – Birchwood House Cottage,Birchwood House Farm, Sherfield English,Romsey, 01794-323037 or mobile: 07747 845730, LESLEYOLDEN@AOL.COM
  • Passfield Agility – Headley, Passfield, Liphook, 01428-717166 ,
  • Peter Lewis Private Tuition – 01489-885112
  • Sands Dog Training – Agility training private lessons as well as group training, Sandydown,Stockridge, 01264 810 383 (before 10 pm) or 07976 886702,
  • Scallywags School for Dogs – Agility is Britain’s fastest growing dog sport. Most weekends Agility shows are held up and down the country and top competitions are held at Crufts, Olympia and The Royal Show. The Haven, Turkey Island, Shedfield, Southampton, SO32 2JE, 01329 833813 ,
  • South Western Rottweiler Association – 023-8064 4624
  • Southdowns Agility Club – currently  meet on a Monday evening  at Wickham.  We are a friendly non-profit organisation, with the primary goal of having fun with our dogs. The club  welcomes dogs of all breeds, mixed as well as purebred, and of all sizes. Handlers are welcome at all levels of experience, from novice to advanced.
  • Sparsholt College Agility Club – Sparsholt College,Animal Management Centre, Sparsholt,Winchester, 01962 797302,
  • Touch and Go Agility Club – October Meadows, Broadway Lane, Hinton Daubney, Lovedean, Waterlooville, 07917 610325,
  • Training 4 Dogs – Agility introduction sessions take place once a month, each month, throughout the agility season from March to October and consist of an introduction to all agility obstacles for owners and dogs.
  • UpAndOver Agility Dogs – Catherstone Stud, Over Wallop, Stockbridge, RG28 7SE, 01264-889539,
  • Vyne AC – Broadlands, Marsh Lane, Eversley, 0118-973 3265 or mobile: 07885 899073,
  • Wellow and District Dog Training Club – We cater for al skill levels and welcome both experience dogs/handlers and those wishing to try this sport for the first time. Indoor School at Manor Farm Equestrian Centre, Ower, Southampton 07884 268091,
  • Wight Wizards Dog Agility Training -2, Blackthorn Close, Oakfield, RYDE, Isle of Wight, PO33 1HY – 07980 489586 –


  • Bincknoll Dog Training Club – Agility Training is held at the Breach Lane Equestrian Centre, near Wootton Bassett in Wiltshire. For agility your dog must be fit and have basic obedience skills.
  • Chippenham Agility Club We currently have all standards and sizes of dogs in training, and regularly run beginners groups.
  • Corton Agility Club – Our aim is to train our members and dogs in the art of Agility in safety, with kindness and patience. We also try to have some fun along the way.
  • DogWise Training School – Dogwise Training school has lots of good advice for you –  learn about your dog’s body language and what it is telling you. – Mere, Wiltshire
  • Malmesbury Agility Dogs – Agility is effectively an obstacle course for dogs, with jumps, tunnels and weaving where achieving the fastest time with the least penalties. This is a fast paced event and keeps you and your dog on your toes
  • Middle Wallop DTC – Middle Wallop,Stockbridge, 01264-361469
  • Phoenix Agility South West – Heywood Equestrian Centre, Church Lane, Heywood, Westbury, 01373-831240,
  • West Wilts (Longleat) Dog Training & Agility Club – 235 Church Street, Hilperton, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 7RL , 01225 765078
  • White Horse Agility Training Club – Penshaw House, The Fiddle, Cricklade, Wiltshire, SN6 6HN.01491 651236, 01793 751821

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Gundog Water Training – Christchurch & District Gundog Club

19th of September Christchurch and District Gundog Club had organized the gundog water training for its members. Spaniels and retrievers competed together for the trophy and rosettes.

1st test: a walk up off the lead. On the gun shot the dogs should sit.

2nd test: split retrieve with 2 dummies thrown by 2 helpers. Expected nice retrieve with the proper delivery.

3rd test: retrieve from the water. Nice pond-hand delivery BEFORE the dog shakes!

Congratulations for all the winners in both groups: Novice and General!

After the training all the members went to the Drusilla’s Inn where over a delicious meal – Roast Pork they have celebrated and discussed the training.

For more information about gundog training at West Parley – Dorset contact Christchurch Gundog Club

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Christchurch Gundog Club – advanced group

Well done for Wendy with her lovely black labrador Jack to move into the advanced group in the retrievers section in the Christchurch & District Gundog Club! You have deserved it!!!

working labrador

Wendy & Jack in top 4 in Retrievers Intermediate Group on Assessment Day

Wendy & Jack in top 4 in Retrievers Intermediate Group on Assessment Day

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Recommended Books About Dog Training, Puppy Care and Dog Showing

When I have been preparing myself to take on board a 2 months puppy, I have been reading most of the dog related books available in Bournemouth libraries. After reading a few of them I thought I have read all. But still have found a few, which goes really in depth of dogs training and psychology.

Below you can find a list of the most interesting:

  1. The Dog Vinci Code – Unlock the secrets to training your dog – John Rogerson
  2. How Dogs Learn – Mary R. Burch and Jon S. Bailey
  3. The APBC Book of Companion Animal Behaviour – David Appleby
  4. Understanding Your Dog – Barbara Sykes
  5. Rover, don’t roll over: a compassionate training guide for dogs – Jody Rosengarten
  6. Loved Dog, the the Gentle Way to Teach Dogs Good Manners – Tamar Geller
  7. Dog heroes: true stories of canine courage – Ben Holt
  8. Showing your dog: a beginner’s guide – Elaine Everest

I’m strongly recommending the training book for gun dogs by Pippa Mattinson:

The Right Start – Puppy care and training – the first six months – £17.99

Passing Grade One – How to prepare for the Grade One Field Test – £17.99
or £29.99 for The Right Start + Passing Grade One
or £51.25 for The Right Start + Passing Grade One + first training kit in one package (premium kit includes lead, dummies, whistle, lanyard)

Passing Grade Two – Preparing for the Grade Two Field Test – £17.99
or £29.99 for Passing Grade One + Passing Grade Two

Passing Grade Three (retriever) – training your dog for the grade three field test – £17.99

These books are only available from The Gundog Club website as long as I am aware. Its A4 binded “manuscript” full of very useful advices, step by step training, with very approachable language for novice trainers and hobbyists. It is also very useful for obedience training of your dog. I have bought Grade 1 and 2 and I believe that I have spent my money well. No pictures though:) Free P&P (prices correct on 04/08/2010)

Below you can find list of a few books available to READ ONLINE about dog care, behavior and training. They may not be available in the full version, but still provide a lot of useful information:

1. Rover, don’t roll over: a compassionate training guide for dogs – Jody Rosengarten

2. The Dog: Man’s Best Friend. a Book for All Dog Lovers – A. H. Trapman

3. The dog: its behavior, nutrition, and health – Linda P. Case

4.  Gun-Dog Training Pointing Dogs – Kenneth C. Roebuck

5. Dog training for dummies – Jack Volhard, Wendy Volhard

6. Dog Grooming for Dummies – Margaret H. Bonham

7.  Understanding Your Dog for Dummies – Stanley Coren, Sarah Hodgson

8. ABC Practical Guide to Dog Training – Steven Appelbaum

9. Conversations with dog: an uncommon dogalog of canine wisdom – Kate Solisti-Mattelon

10. Dog Training: Retrievers & Pointers – Jason Smith

11. Dog-Friendly Dog Training – Andrea Arden

12. Dog behaviour, evolution, and cognition – Ádám Míklósi

13. Dog Tricks and Agility For Dummies – Sarah Hodgson

14. What’s Wrong with My Dog?: A Pet Owner’s Guide to 150 Symptoms – and What to do about them – Jake Tedaldi

15. The Only Dog Training Book You Will Ever Need: From Avoiding Accidents to Banishing Barking, the Basics for Raising a Well-Behaved Dog – Gerilyn J. Bielakiewicz, Andrea Mattei

16. The only dog tricks book you’ll ever need: impress friends, family–and Other Dogs! – Gerilyn J. Bielakiewicz, Paul S. Bielakiewicz

17. Introduction to Dog Agility – Margaret H. Bonham

18. Genetics for dog breeders – Roy Robinson

19. Just a dog: understanding animal cruelty and ourselves – Arnold Arluke

20. Good Dog!: Simple Training for Successful Behavior – Donna Chandler

21. Training the Versatile Hunting Dog – Chuck Johnson

22. What All Good Dogs Should Know: The Sensible Way to Train – Jack Volhard, Melissa Bartlett

23. Dog Dilemmas: Simple Solutions to Everyday Problems – Gary Sampson, Gary R. Sampson, Dick Wolfsie

24. Train Your Dog Like a Pro – Jean Donaldson

25. Bird Dog: The Instinctive Training Method – Ben O. Williams

You can find a full list of the books available in Google Books

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Christchurch and District Gundog Club – Assessment Day (1st August)

Good luck for everyone who’s attending the assessment session on 1st August 2010 at Christchurch and District Gundog Club!

There is going to be 2 groups: spaniels and retrievers. Each group will be split into 3 levels: beginners, intermediate and advanced.

Assessment starts at 9:30 am. There will be trophies and rosettes for the best dogs and their proud owners.

Updated 01 August 2010

Results of the assessment day can be found on the Christchurch and District Gundog Club website: Winners

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GCDS Bronze and Silver Exam

Congratulations for all who passed the Good Citizen Dog Scheme Bronze and Silver Exam at Fun4Dogs yesterday (29th July 2010). Well done!

If you want to train your dog to gain one of these awards or see the gallery from the exam please visit Fun4Dogs – Dog Training Classes in Bournemouth.

Fun4Dogs are experienced dog trainers for obedience, gun dogs and show ring. Classes are every Thursday at 7pm with Christine Walton for puppies & beginners and at 8pm for intermediate & advance group with Nicole Smith.

Beginners class covers ie. heel-work, sit, stay, fetch, recall, down and other basic commends. Intermediate classes covers heel-work without the lead, emergency stops, temptation alleys, distractions, extended leave commend, extended stay command, tracking exercises etc.

The registration cost only £5. Each lesson cost £3.

Venue: Tuckton Social Club, next to Citroen Dealer, Tuckton Road, Southbourne, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH6 3AA

Call Nicky on 01202 468 239 or visit Fun4Dogs – Dog Training Classes in Bournemouth.

Kennel Club GCDS Award Requirements

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