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

An award-winning dog training team are hoping their four-legged pupils all get an A star when they start dog training classes in Winsford. 

The Dogs Trust Dog School Shropshire and Cheshire team will be holding classes on Thursdays at Dingle Recreational Centre on the High Street from next month, hoping to prove you can teach young and old dogs new tricks. 

Head Coach Rachel Rodgers says: 

“We are really looking forward to starting classes in Winsford. We believe a dog is for life and so we want to help owners and dogs build a fantastic bond through positive training so they can develop a wonderful lifelong relationship.” 

The team achieved Highly Commended for their Excellence in Customer Service at the South Cheshire Business Awards and Head Coach, Rachel Rodgers, won Animal Trainer of the Year at the national Animal Star Awards last year. Now the four-strong team are preparing to work with local dog-owners to make sure they and their four-legged friends can live happily ever after together. 

There will be classes for puppies, aged up to 18 weeks, adolescent dogs aged up to 18 months and adult dogs. 

The classes will teach dogs all the basics including how to sit and lie down when asked, come back when called, to be comfortable around different noises, to settle down and relax, how to walk nicely on the lead, and how to interact with other dogs. 

Rachel says:

“We teach the basic behaviours that dogs and owners need to get along in their day to day lives. For example, most owners need their dog to sit when asked, walk calmly on a loose lead and settle down when they stop to natter to their neighbour or have a pint in the pub!” 

The classes will be held at 4pm, 5pm, 6.15pm and 7.15pm and start on Thursday 8th August. To find out more you can go to www.dogstrustdogschool.org.uk or contact the team on 07392 869376 or 01948 302 991 or e-mail [email protected].