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Retailer introduces training scheme for rescue dogs

Southampton-based retailer Healthy Pet Store has launched a scheme to help people rescuing dogs access training support.

The scheme will pay for three hours of one-to-one training for rescue dogs and their owners.

Sky, an 18-month German Shepherd, is the scheme’s first scholar and has been paired with a local behavioural trainer.

Deborah Burrows, Healthy Pet Store Managing Director, said: “In the current climate, we understand that not everyone is in a position to be able to access the right support. That is why we have launched our scholarship scheme. We want to help adopted dogs be supported by the right behavioural approach in order to help them live happy and fulfilled lives.

“Adopted dogs sometimes have behavioural problems which pop up post-adoption. This is through no fault of their own, and stems from things such as genetics, their past or illness. It’s important they get support from a trainer or behaviourist skilled in positive reinforcement methods.”


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