Dogs Trust Leeds Dog School reopens for face-to-face classes
The Dogs Trust Dog School in Leeds says 'it's great to be bark' as it welcomes dogs and their owners back to in-person training classes.
The school had switched to teaching classes online during lockdown so that the hundreds of families who had got new dogs during the pandemic didn't miss out on the chance to learn new skills.
Now that restrictions have eased, the team have said they are excited to be meeting up with four-legged friends and their owners again.
They are training dogs of all ages from puppies and adolescents to adult dogs.
Becky Ellis, Head Coach of Dog School Leeds, 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 Leeds Rehoming Centre, Manorfield Hall Community Centre and Pool Village Hall.
A maximum of six people are allowed in a training class at a time, and online training classes will also continue to meet demand.
To find out more, visit www.dogstrust.org.uk/dogschool