The Countryside Code

On our walks at Aussie Dog Care with home boarding and dog walking clients we sometimes like to go off the beaten track in and around our local area of Romiley, Stockport. When you are in the countryside you have to abide by a certain code this being – The Countryside Code.  It is set for all members of the public to respect and enjoy the countryside.

Code Logo from http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/
Code Logo from http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/

This is the Countryside Code:

  • Be safe, plan ahead and follow any signs
    1. Take maps/guidebooks
    2. Be prepared for changes in weather
    3. Check the weather so you know what to expect
    4. Let someone know where you are going, how long you plan to be
    5. Learn signs and symbols used in the countryside
  • Leave gates and property as you find them
    1. Farmers may leave gates open to allow their animals to move – so leave an open gate open, and a closed gate closed
    2. Contact the local authority if you see a sign which may be misleading or illegal (e.g. Private, no entry – on a public footpath)
    3. Follow paths where crops are growing
    4. Use gates or stiles if possible, rather than climbing walls or fences, to avoid damage
    5. Don’t disturb ruins or historic sites
    6. Don’t interfere with machinery or livestock
  • Protect plants and animals and take your litter home
    1. Litter and leftover food spoils the beauty of the countryside
    2. Don’t damage, destroy or remove features such as rocks, plants and trees
    3. Give wild animals and farm animals plenty of space as they can behave unpredictably
    4. Be careful not to drop matches or smouldering cigarettes.
  • Keep dogs under close control
    1. By law, you must control your dog so that it does not disturb or scare farm animals or wildlife
    2. Farmers are, by law, entitled to destroy a dog that injures or worries their animals
    3. Always clean up after your dog and get rid of the mess responsibly
  • Consider other people
    1. Respect the needs of local people
    2. When riding a bike or driving a vehicle, slow down for horses, walkers and livestock and give them plenty of room
    3. By law, cyclists must give way to walkers and horse-riders on bridleways
    4. Support the rural economy – for example, buy your supplies from local shops

Taken from http://www.thethreepeakschallenge.co.uk/ . Even though this is taken from Three Peaks Challenge this code applies for any walk in the countryside.

Aussie Dog Care walks in the countryside.
Aussie Dog Care walks in the countryside.
Aussie Dog Care Adventures at Lyme Park.
Aussie Dog Care Adventures at Lyme Park.
Dog Walks At Aussie Dog Care.
Dog Walks At Aussie Dog Care.

The local areas I work/ cover in is Romiley , Stockport , Woodley, Bredbury , Hyde , Gee Cross , Hazel Grove , Godley , Wilmslow , Disley , Marple , Marple Bridge , Glossop , Poynton , Higher Poynton , New Mills , Hayfield , Whaley Bridge , Mellor. If you are not situated in one of these areas do not hesitate to contact me as other areas are considered. These do not apply for home boarding.

Aussie Dog Care Email : ATHOMPS1@sky.com

Aussie Dog Care Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/AussieDogCareUk for updates when you go away for peace of mind as well as some walking clients.

Aussie Dog Care Twitter : https://twitter.com/AussieDogCare

Aussie Dog Care

The Best Care For Your Furry Friends.

Tailoring to your needs.

Copyright (C) 2012/2013 by Juliet Thompson all rights reserved.

Tips on perfecting the dog walk!

Here at Aussie Dog Care we care about your dog as much as you , the owner , does so if you are having trouble walking your dog here are some of Cesar Millian’s Top Tips on dog walking:

“1. Be aware of your energy and body language while walking  dog.

Make sure you are communicating a message that says, ‘I am the pack leader!’ Keep your head up and your shoulders back. Think positive thoughts and  envision the dog walk going well. You might be surprised at the results.

2. Keep the dog leash short, but not tight.

You’ve heard me tell this to people on the show time and time again. This  simple tip can save you a lot of headache. Flexi-leashes and other longer  leashes make it harder for you to communicate with your dog and easier for her  to go wherever she wants. But, don’t forget, it’s also important to keep the dog  leash loose. If you make a correction following a problem behavior, it should be  quick, and then the dog leash should be returned to the relaxed state.

3. Position the dog collar at the top of the neck.

If you’ve ever seen a sledding dog, you’ll notice that the harness is around  the lower part of the dog’s neck, near the shoulders. Why? This is where the  dog’s pulling power is located. You’re actually helping your dog to pull you  around if you have the collar placed there. Instead, position it on the upper  neck, which is the most sensitive area. If you’re having trouble keeping the  collar in the correct spot, check out my Illusion collar, which is designed to keep the collar  from slipping.

4. Film the dog walk.

Ask a friend or family member to film you walking the dog. It may be easier  to see your problem areas after the fact. What’s your posture like? How do you  react when your dog misbehaves? Are you putting tension on the dog leash? These  are the types of things to look for while you watch. If you don’t have access to  a camera, ask someone to walk with you and then share what they noticed.

5. Enlist the help of balanced dogs.

If your dog barks or lunges at other dogs that you pass on the walk, take  time to do just that activity with another dog you trust. That way, you can  practice remaining calm and correcting your dog. Then, when the dog problem  arises when you’re not expecting it, you’ll feel better able to handle it, and  that confidence will be communicated to your dog.

6. Practice the walk!

You and your dog won’t get better if you don’t go out there and do it!  Celebrate every success along the way. Learn from the bad days, but don’t dwell  on them. And then one day, you’ll find you’ve done it! You’ve mastered the  walk!”

Taken from: http://www.cesarsway.com/tips/thebasics/problems-on-the-walk#ixzz2d6cPqABT

Labs well behaved on a walk at Aussie Dog Care.
Labs well behaved on a walk at Aussie Dog Care.

I hope this as helped your knowledge in perfecting the dog walk!

The local areas I work/ cover in is Romiley , Stockport , Woodley, Bredbury , Hyde , Gee Cross , Hazel Grove , Godley , Wilmslow , Disley , Marple , Marple Bridge , Glossop , Poynton , Higher Poynton , New Mills , Hayfield , Whaley Bridge , Mellor. If you are not situated in one of these areas do not hesitate to contact me as other areas are considered. These do not apply for home boarding.

Aussie Dog Care Email : ATHOMPS1@sky.com

Aussie Dog Care Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/AussieDogCareUk for updates when you go away for peace of mind as well as some walking clients.

Aussie Dog Care Twitter : https://twitter.com/AussieDogCare

Aussie Dog Care

The Best Care For Your Furry Friends.

Tailoring to your needs.

The Countryside Code

On our walks at Aussie Dog Care with home boarding and dog walking clients we sometimes like to go off the beaten track in and around our local area of Romiley, Stockport. When you are in the countryside you have to abide by a certain code this being – The Countryside Code.  It is set for all members of the public to respect and enjoy the countryside.

Code Logo from http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/
Code Logo from http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/

This is the Countryside Code:

  • Be safe, plan ahead and follow any signs
    1. Take maps/guidebooks
    2. Be prepared for changes in weather
    3. Check the weather so you know what to expect
    4. Let someone know where you are going, how long you plan to be
    5. Learn signs and symbols used in the countryside
  • Leave gates and property as you find them
    1. Farmers may leave gates open to allow their animals to move – so leave an open gate open, and a closed gate closed
    2. Contact the local authority if you see a sign which may be misleading or illegal (e.g. Private, no entry – on a public footpath)
    3. Follow paths where crops are growing
    4. Use gates or stiles if possible, rather than climbing walls or fences, to avoid damage
    5. Don’t disturb ruins or historic sites
    6. Don’t interfere with machinery or livestock
  • Protect plants and animals and take your litter home
    1. Litter and leftover food spoils the beauty of the countryside
    2. Don’t damage, destroy or remove features such as rocks, plants and trees
    3. Give wild animals and farm animals plenty of space as they can behave unpredictably
    4. Be careful not to drop matches or smouldering cigarettes.
  • Keep dogs under close control
    1. By law, you must control your dog so that it does not disturb or scare farm animals or wildlife
    2. Farmers are, by law, entitled to destroy a dog that injures or worries their animals
    3. Always clean up after your dog and get rid of the mess responsibly
  • Consider other people
    1. Respect the needs of local people
    2. When riding a bike or driving a vehicle, slow down for horses, walkers and livestock and give them plenty of room
    3. By law, cyclists must give way to walkers and horse-riders on bridleways
    4. Support the rural economy – for example, buy your supplies from local shops

Taken from http://www.thethreepeakschallenge.co.uk/ . Even though this is taken from Three Peaks Challenge this code applies for any walk in the countryside.

Aussie Dog Care walks in the countryside.
Aussie Dog Care walks in the countryside.

The local areas I work/ cover in is Romiley , Stockport , Woodley, Bredbury , Hyde , Gee Cross , Hazel Grove , Godley , Wilmslow , Disley , Marple , Marple Bridge , Glossop , Poynton , Higher Poynton , New Mills , Hayfield , Whaley Bridge , Mellor. If you are not situated in one of these areas do not hesitate to contact me as other areas are considered. These do not apply for home boarding.

Aussie Dog Care Email : ATHOMPS1@sky.com

Aussie Dog Care Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/AussieDogCareUk for updates when you go away for peace of mind as well as some walking clients.

Aussie Dog Care Twitter : https://twitter.com/AussieDogCare

Aussie Dog Care

The Best Care For Your Furry Friends.

Tailoring to your needs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright (C) 2012/2013 by Juliet Thompson all rights reserved.

 

Great Outdoor Clothing

With walking a lot of dogs and my own in wind , hail , snow or shine! I find it very hard to find a fantastic walking jacket or waterproof trousers. Recently I went to Cunninghams and would highly recommend the make Paramo !

The staff were absolutely amazing and have helped me find a coat and trousers I am comfortable to wear in the winter weather to come ! Great customer service and advice!

One great piece of advice is when you are walking always try to wear a breathable top under your coat/jacket as well as a fleece in the coming winter months also that when you are hiking it is about the clothing doing it’s job not a piece of fashion clothing.

Paramo Jacket taken from http://www.srcunningham.co.uk/514/brand_paramo.aspx
Paramo Jacket taken from http://www.srcunningham.co.uk/514/brand_paramo.aspx

Please do check out Paramo helped made by NIKWAX  on Cunninghams website http://www.srcunningham.co.uk/514/brand_paramo.aspx for amazing customer advice!

The local areas I work/ cover in is Romiley , Stockport , Woodley, Bredbury , Hyde , Gee Cross , Hazel Grove , Godley , Wilmslow , Disley , Marple , Marple Bridge , Glossop , Poynton , Higher Poynton , New Mills , Hayfield , Whaley Bridge , Mellor. If you are not situated in one of these areas do not hesitate to contact me as other areas are considered. These do not apply for home boarding.

Aussie Dog Care Email : ATHOMPS1@sky.com

Aussie Dog Care Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/AussieDogCareUk for updates when you go away for peace of mind as well as some walking clients.

Aussie Dog Care Twitter : https://twitter.com/AussieDogCare

Aussie Dog Care

The Best Care For Your Furry Friends.

Tailoring to your needs.