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

Date published: 02 March 2019

From next month, Dogs Trust Dog School will be holding classes for families and their dogs at Sholver Community Centre on Wednesday evenings.

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, adolescent dogs (18 weeks – 18 months) and adult dogs (over 18 months). Places must be booked in advance. To find out more visit www.dogstrustdogschool.org.uk, e-mail manchesterwestdogschool@dogstrust.org.uk  or call the team on 07423 686 207.


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