Outdoor Shoots are often known as Location Shoots
Is a Location Shoot right for me and my dog?
Most dogs are regularly walked away from their homes and enjoy the country side once in a while. Some are lucky enough to go to the country every day. Maybe you have a favourite place with grass and trees and water.
A location shoot often works best where your dog has been before – because they’re already familiar with the location they won’t run off and explore every nook and cranny. Hopefully.
Are there places we shouldn’t use?
Some parks, whilst permitting dogs on leads, are not happy about them roaming freely. That can be difficult.
Additionally, councils can demand a license be purchased if you want a shoot on property they own. This might cost you around £25, can only be booked in advance and is valid only for the day its been booked for. So if it absolutely hammers down and you decide not to have the shoot that day, you’ll have lost the license fee.
We like both open fields (without livestock) and public footpaths and woodlands. But you should decide where based on the temperment and age of your pet.