If you know that you are going to want to develop your dog into a ‘show’ dog or just have some fun at the local dog shows, there are clubs who specialise in ‘Ringcraft'.
Ringcraft classes teach you how to prepare and present your dog so that it looks its best for the judge in the show ring. A great deal of time and effort goes into presenting a dog for exhibition at a show and even getting your dog to perform in the ring is a lot harder than it looks. The judge will not be impressed by a dog that only wants to slouch in the corner, or amble ungracefully around the ring. It is very important that you learn how to present your dog in the show ring to show off all his finer points.
When going for your first time, please ensure that you take your dog’s following items with you
This is a list of clubs who teach Ring craft
Broadstone Click to View Larger Map in a new window
Poole Canine Club
Training venue - Broadstone memorial Hall, 7 Tudor Road, Broadstone, Poole, Dorset BH18 8AP.
Classes 8.00 to 9.45 pm Wednesday.
Junior handling classes on 1st Wednesday of every month.
Phone: 01929 405775
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Website: For more info visit our website
Nightsabre Dog TrainingPuddletown
Puddletown Village Hall, 5 High Street, Puddletown, Dorset. DT28RX
From 2.30 to 3.30 pm Ringcraft and Socialisation classes. Excludes every 2nd Wednesday of the month during term times.
Phone: Natasja on 07896 275357 Monday to Friday between the hours of 9 am - 12 noon, 2 pm to 4 pm, and 5.30 pm to 7 pm
Website: For more info visit our website www.nightsabre.co.uk/Dog Training
Training venue - Upwey and Broadwey memorial Hall, Victoria Avenue, Broadwey, Weymouth, Dorset DT3 4NG.
Classes 6.00 to 8.00 pm Tuesday.
We also run puppy socialisation and basic obedience training
Phone: Linzi Johnson on 07932 824127
Please note - new telephone number
Winterbourn Whitechurch Click to View Larger Map in a new window
Winterbourn Whitechurch Ringcraft
Training venue - Winterbourn Whitechurch village hall. Dulway Lane, Winterbourne Whitechurch, (near Blandford Forum). DT11 0AW
Classes every Friday evening
Except every 3rd Friday of the month
6.00 to 7.15 pm - Table top (small dogs)
7.30 to 9.30 pm - General ringcraft
We also train Junior handling and on request take Good Citizen medal classes
Refreshments provided - Tea, Coffee and Juice on training nights and a buffet on fun show nights
Phone: Sabrina on 07849 091 760
Website: K9 Mobiledog grooming
Nose2Tail Ringcraft dog club
Training Venue : Southill Community Centre, Radipole Lane, Southill, Weymouth DT4 9SF
Classes are held on Monday from 6.30 pm.
Phone : Sheila 01305 780112
Gail 01305 775433
We provide ringcraft training for all levels from fun shows to champ shows. As a result, dogs learn to behave well on the lead and get socialised, as well as learning how to stand and move in the show ring.