AONB offers free dog training taster sessions

Cannock Chase AONB is inviting dog owners and their dogs to one of two free taster training sessions on Thursday 31 October 2013.

The Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) team is holding two free dog training sessions this autumn in advance of starting weekly sessions in the new year.

The aim of the training is to help people to build confidence with their dogs and give them the tools they need to keep their pets under their control when walking at Cannock Chase.

The first dog two free taster sessions are being held outside at Birches Valley Concert Ground on Thursday 31 October at 10am to 11am and 11.30am to 12.30pm.

The sessions will work on the bond between a dog and its handler, as well as its responsiveness in an environment such as Cannock Chase.

Emma Beaman, Assistant AONB Officer for Cannock Chase AONB, said: “Cannock Chase is a fantastic place to bring your dog for a walk as it gives them the chance to have a good run about in a large area of space.

“However, we know it is sometimes difficult to control dogs when they are excited to be let off the lead, so we are offering free dog training sessions to give some useful tips about how to keep your dog under control even when it is off the lead.”

The free weekly dog training sessions will start in 2014 and will take place at either Birches Valley Forest Centre or near Cannock Chase Visitor Centre. The sessions will lead to a certificate and a badge of honour for all the dogs.

To find out more and to book your free place on either of the taster sessions, please contact Emma Beaman on 01785619186 or email

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