Dogs Trust Shoreham unveil brand new training barn
The team at Dogs Trust Shoreham’s Rehoming Centre are delighted to unveil their new training barn in support of Dogs Trust Dog School, which aims to help dog owners build a stronger relationship with their pet through positive, reward-based training.
Last year over 20% of the dogs taken in by Dogs Trust (3,000 dogs) were handed in for behavioural reasons, and 200 of these simply because the owners couldn’t handle their puppy’s behaviour.
Dogs Trust offers those adopting from them a lifetime of support and advice concerning any behavioural issues or concerns and Dog School aims to help dog owners live a harmonious life with their pet pooches and avoid more dogs finding themselves homeless in 2018, as a result of a lack of training.
The new space will be used for dog mixers which help to access the sociability of a dogand pre-adoption talks, making it a valuable addition to the rehoming centre. The barn also features exciting facilities such as a smart screen which will allow for interactive presentations.
At the launch event there will be a range of activities for visitors to get involved in, including the opportunity to take part in games, find out more about fostering and volunteering at the centre, meet the Dogs Trust team – as well as sign their dogs up to the training classes. Refreshments will also be available.
Gemma Whitlaw, Head Coach for Dog School Sussex said:
“The new training barn is fantastic and we wanted to give the public the chance to see it for themselves. The dedicated Dog School team will be holding positive reward-based training classes here for puppies, rescue dogs and adult dogs. Our aim is to provide owners with the skills and knowledge to train their dog and get the most out of their relationship with their four-legged friend.”
A full schedule of Dog School Sussex training classes can be found here. The opening event is from 11am – 2pm on Sunday 25th February at Dogs Trust Shoreham, located on Brighton Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5LT. For more information please contact Dog School Sussex on SussexDogSchool@dogstrust.org.uk or 01273 466 977.