‘Bark’ to school for four-legged friends and families
Dogs Trust has launched new dog and puppy training classes in Worcestershire.
Dogs Trust Dog School Worcestershire was already holding classes for families and their dogs at Dogs Trust Evesham on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings, but the team have now launched classes at Horizon Hub in Worcester on Tuesday evenings and at Severn Stoke Village Hall on Thursday eveningsub H .
Head Coach, Katherine Ferguson, says:
“Pet dogs don't need to be obedience champions, but we know most owners would love it if their dog could sit when asked, walk calmly on a loose lead, come back when called and settle down when they stop to chat to their neighbour or pop to a café.
“We teach these behaviours using reward-based methods to build a positive relationship with their dogs. We want to help owners reward their dogs for making the right choices during their training; that may be giving them a tasty treat, giving them lots of praise, or playing their favourite game. If a dog is rewarded for the desired behaviour, they are more likely to repeat it.”
The team runs classes for puppies, adolescent dogs (18 weeks – 18 months) and adult dogs (over 18 months).