DOGS Trust Dog School Essex is celebrating welcoming dogs and their owners to face to face training classes once again.
Hundreds of families across the region have welcomed dogs into their lives over the last year and with the country experiencing national lockdowns, Dogs Trust Dog School Essex switched to teaching classes online to make sure dogs didn’t miss out on the chance to learn new life skills.
But now lockdown has eased, the training team are excited to be meeting up with four-legged friends and their owners once more to train dogs of all ages, from puppies and adolescents to adult dogs.
Shaun Bater, Head Coach of Dog School Essex said:
"We were so pleased to have been able to continue training dogs in such a difficult year and thousands of dogs have received their training classes online in recent months, but nothing beats hearing the pitter patter of paws in the training room!
“Life is going to change in the coming weeks and months for ourselves and our dogs, which means owners may need to start putting some adjustments in place. Our classes can help owners teach their dogs the skills they need to continue living happily alongside them and to cope with the different experiences that life out of lockdown will bring.
"This year, Dog School is being supported by funding raised by generous players of People's Postcode Lottery. We want to say thank you to them as their support has meant we have been able to continue providing training to owners and their canine friends, despite the extraordinary times we have all experienced."
Classes will be held at Dogs Trust Basildon Rehoming Centre, Basildon, The Titchmarsh Centre, Writtle and Emerson Park, Hornchurch.
Classes will follow government guidance and there will be a maximum of six people allowed in a training class, ensuring social distancing measures can be followed. To make sure demand can be met, online training classes will also continue.
To find out more, visit www.dogstrust.org.uk/dogschool