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Free Dogs Trust workshops to help children live happily and safely around dogs

Free Dogs Trust workshops this Summer will help children understand dogs and how to live happily and safely alongside them

Dogs Trust is offering free workshops in South Wales this Summer to help families understand dogs and learn how to live happily and safely alongside them.

The charity, which find new homes for thousands of dogs every year, is offering the ‘How to stay safe this Summer’ workshops to families with children aged seven and over.

The workshops will be held at Dogs Trust Bridgend and Canolfan Y Bont, Pontarddulais and must be booked in advance as places are limited.

Dogs Trust Education Officer, Claire Kendrick, says:

“As we spend more time with our four-legged friends during the holiday periods, Summer is a perfect opportunity to learn safe and kind ways to show dogs that we love and care about them.

“Using games and lots of activities, we explore everything from what dogs need to feel safe and comfortable, to how we can  understand their body language and what influences how a dog feels and therefore behaves.

“Even if we don’t have a dog , we will inevitably come across them  when we are out and about, so understanding as much as possible about them gives us the best chance of living happily and safely alongside them.”

The workshops will be held at Dogs Trust Bridgend starting at 10am on 2nd August and 30th August, and at Canolfan Y Bont, Pontarddulais at 10am on 4th August and 2pm on 25thAugust. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No dogs will be present at the workshops. To book a place please contact Claire Kendrick on [email protected]