Dog safety tips at Yaxley event

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A dog training session will be held for families in Peterborough to stay safe with their pets.

The free session will be run by Wood Green, the charity which runs the animal shelter in Godmanchester.

The event will take place at the William de Yaxley Academy, Landsdowne Road, Yaxley at 2pm on Sunday, 1 February.

Children and adults will have separate tailored workshops.

The kids will learn behaviour and training basics and how to recognise when dogs need space, as well as learning how to make their own dog toys.

The adult session will cover managing children and dogs living together, dog mood management, body language, flashpoints for aggression and dog bite prevention.

At the end of the workshop, children and adults will be pitted against each other in a fun quiz to see who has learned the most.

Emma Hudgell, Community Education Manager at Wood Green, said the event was suitable for families with dogs, or those thinking about getting a new pet.

She said: “Our free workshop is designed to be the essential guide to staying safe and having fun with your dog.

“Although dog safety is a very serious issue, with some crucial take home messages, we try to teach dog behaviour in a fun, interactive and hands-on way – and we’ve had lots of great feedback from families who have used our tips to help understand and improve their bond with their pets.”

For more information, or to book a place at the event, email handson@woodgreen.org.uk or telephone 0844 248 8181.

For more information about Wood Green, visit www.woodgreen.org.uk