Woodland Trust and Ruff Diamonds to hold fun dog show at Londonthorpe Wood near Grantham

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The Woodland Trust will be asking local dog owners to join them at Londonthorpe Wood, near Grantham, for a fun dog show run in conjunction with Ruff Diamonds dog training.

The dog show, on Sunday, is open to all dogs and puppies, and will feature 10 different classes for dogs to compete in – including Lord and Lady Londonthorpe, Child’s Best Friend and Fastest Sausage Eater. The show will also help promote the trust’s Code of Conduct for dog walkers.

Londonthorpe Wood is well used by dog walkers and local families, but dog fouling and uncontrolled dogs have been reported in the past. Various measures have been taken to try and make the wood a safe place for dogs and their owners including spray painting dog poo, putting up posters and creating specific dog walking zones in the wood.

Ian Froggatt, site manager for the Woodland Trust, said: “The Woodland Trust loves to see people at Londonthorpe Wood, and dog walkers are a big part of this. We hope as many as possible take the chance to enter their furry friend into our dog show.

“Londonthorpe is an incredibly valuable wood for local dog owners, and we hope everyone continues to respect and enjoy it.”

Dogs and handlers can register from 10am. The show is on 11am-3pm. Entry is £1 per class, with proceeds being split between the Woodland Trust and the Dogs Trust.

Dogs and puppies must be fully vaccinated. Refreshments will be available to buy on the day. Parking available on site, just off Five Gates Lane.

For more information, contact Christina Joachim at christinajoachim@woodlandtrust.org.uk

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