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dog trust in park

Treat your pooch in Enfield's parks

Looking for a day out with your dog this summer? Dogs Trust will be offering two free events in Enfield to help promote responsible dog ownership and good canine health and behaviour.

The first event will take place at Pymmes Park on 4 May and the second at Durants Park on 10 June. Dogs Trust will be offering free micro-chipping, basic health checks and training advice. Basic behavioural advice will be available on a one-to-one basis. Dog neutering vouchers will also be available for certain breeds. Both sessions will run from 11am until 3pm and there's no need to book.

Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Community Arts & Culture, Cllr Yasemin Brett, said, "Dogs, their owners and residents can all enjoy our fabulous public spaces but we want to help make sure that they peacefully co-exist by promoting responsible and respectful behaviour from our dog-owning population.

"These free events will have experts on hand to offer advice on training and behaviour. We want to enjoy the upcoming spring and summer months with the Enfield community - dogs included!"

This month marks the one year anniversary since the law change that made it compulsory for all dogs to be microchipped. According to the charity, nearly 5,000 dogs face being being put to sleep last year because they could not be reunited with their owners.

"Prevent this from happening  by having your dog micro-chipped and keeping your contact details updated," added Cllr Brett.