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How to train a dog around horses

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Dogs and horses are natural opposites, so how do you introduce them to prevent problems arising in the future? The Blue Cross Burford centre show us how.

Take the introduction of a dog to a horse step-by-step in ten to fifteen minute sessions. Don’t try it with two scared animals – choose a steady horse or dog to teach the inexperienced one. To read the full instructions, turn to page 62 in the November 2012 issue of Horse&Rider.

For this exercise, you need to know that the dog you use is safe and sensible around horses. Start training after a schooling session, so the horse is engaged but not too on his toes. For full instructions, turn to page 66 of the November 2012 issue of Horse&Rider.

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