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Volunteers needed to train puppies

Jessica Hardiman - North West trainer for Dogs for the Disabled

Jessica Hardiman - North West trainer for Dogs for the Disabled

A charity that provides disabled people with life improving assistance dogs is looking for canine lovers on the Fylde coast to help train their puppies.

Dogs for the Disabled is to launch its new North West centre later this month and to help all the people who need their help it is looking to recruit 30 volunteers to look after its puppies for the first year of their lives and teach them basic skills including lead walking, ‘sit’, ‘down’, ‘wait’ and ‘stay’.

The volunteers will also play a vital role in introducing puppies to locations including supermarkets, schools, hospitals, dentists, buses and trains as well as parks and shopping centres to prepare them for their working life as disability or autism assistance dogs.

Anyone wanting more information can attend an open day at 11am on January 21 at the Guide Dogs Training School, Gibfield Park Avenue, Atherton with North West trainer Jessica Hardiman or call 01295 759827.

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