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Family dog training classes this summer

Dogs Trust Leeds is offering families the chance to take part in free dog training classes during the holidays.

The Dogs Trust’s Dog School and Education team are running four free daytime training sessions on Tuesdays 8, 15, 22 and 29 August. The sessions are carried out by professional Dog School Coaches and Dogs Trust Education Officers, and are for one adult and up to two children aged seven to 11 with their family dog.

Each workshop will run from 10.30am to 12pm and include an introduction to clicker training, basic commands, how to ‘Be Dog Smart’ in order to stay safe around dogs and a grand finale, where there will be the chance for families to try their hand at a fun assault course to showcase the skills they have learnt.

Louise Hart, Dog School Leeds Head Coach, said, "The free workshops are a great opportunity for families to learn some valuable skills they can quickly put into practice at home with their dog, and help keep children and dogs occupied during the summer holidays! The sessions will not only help them train their dogs more effectively but also help them to be safer around other dogs and understand dog behaviour."

To find out more or to book a place as places must be booked in advance, please contact Dog School Leeds by calling 0113 281 4933 or e-mailing leedsdogschool@dogstrust.org.uk All classes will take place at Dogs Trust Leeds, York Road, Leeds, LS15 4NL.