Dorsetdog - Ringcraft training clubs

Things to take to ringcraft lessons

    • Poo bags, no responsible dog owner should ever leave home without them as you never know when they might need to go!

    • Vaccination record

    • Water bowl and water

    • Favourite toy

    • Blanket

    • Treats

    • Fixed lead

When going for your first time, please ensure that you take your dog’s following items with you

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.

This is a list of clubs who teach Ring craft


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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Nightsabre Dog Training

Training venue - Puddletown Puddletown Village Hall, 5 High Street, Puddletown, Dorset. DT28RX Wednesday Afternoon

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


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Winterbourn Whitechurch

Winterbourn Whitechurch Ringcraft

Training venue - Winterbourn Whitechurch village hall. Dulway Lane, Winterbourne Whitechurch, (near Blandford Forum). DT11 0AW

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We also train Junior handling and on request take Good Citizen medal classes

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

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


Muscari Ringcraft

Training venue - Upwey and Broadwey memorial Hall, Victoria Avenue, Broadwey, Weymouth, Dorset DT3 4NG.

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Classes 6.00 to 8.00 pm Tuesday.

We also run puppy socialisation and basic obedience training

Phone: Linzi Johnson on 07932 824127

Nose2Tail Ringcraft dog club

Training Venue : Southill Community Centre, Radipole Lane, Southill, Weymouth DT4 9SF

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Classes are held on Monday from 6.30 pm.

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.

Phone : Sheila 01305 780112

Gail 01305 775433

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