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Free classes for children in Denton to feel safe around dogs

Dogs Trust Manchester in Denton is offering families the chance to take part in free classes to help children learn how to stay safe around dogs.     

The interactive 90-minute sessions, which will include games, quizzes and role play, will focus on helping children understand how to behave around dogs both at home and when out and about, and how to be kind to their four-legged friends. They will also learn about how dogs communicate with their human friends.    

Melanie Tomkins, Education and Community Officer based at Dogs Trust Manchester, said:  “Dogs are wonderful companions but, for us to live happily alongside our canine pals, it’s vital to understand them and know how to behave around them.   

“The workshop will really help children, and their parents, get to know more about dogs. 

“We want to help people to be comfortable, whether they’re having fun with their own dog at home or coming into contact with dogs they don’t know when they’re out and about.”  

The workshops, for children aged seven to 11, must be booked in advance. They will take place on July 20, July 27, August 10, 17, 24 and 31 at Dogs Trust Manchester in Denton. 

To book a place on one of the workshops please contact melanie.tomkins@dogstrust.org.uk. No dogs will be in attendance at the event.  

Places are limited to 20 people so to maximise the number of children that can take part, it is preferred that only one adult per family attends. 

Bookings will be taken on a first come, first served basis.  

The workshops can also be held as part of summer clubs. If you would like to arrange a class to be held at your summer club, please contact Melanie.  

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