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‘Bark’ to school in Urmston for four-legged friends and families

The UK’s largest dog welfare charity, Dogs Trust, is launching dog training classes in Urmston.

Dogs Trust Dog School Manchester is holding classes for families and their dogs at Our Lady and the English Martyrs Parish Centre on Davyhulme Road on Friday mornings starting next week (16 August).

Head Coach, Roxanne Fontanarosa, says:

“Pet dogs don't need to be obedience competition champions, but most owners need their dog to sit when asked, walk calmly on a loose lead, come back when called and settle down when they stop to natter to their neighbour or pop to a café.

“We teach these behaviours using reward-based methods, 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 will be running classes for puppies (up to 18 weeks old) as well as adolescent dogs (aged 18 weeks–18 months). The classes will be at 10am and 11am. The course lasts for five weeks plus an induction with each class lasting approximately 50 minutes.

To find out more visit www.dogstrustdogschool.org.uk, e-mail [email protected] or call the team on 07423 686 207.