●● DISOBEDIENT dogs will be trained not to chase livestock at an event this weekend.
Animal behaviourist Jez Frith is running one-to-one training sessions teaching owners how to prevent their dogs chasing livestock, something which is becoming more of a problem in and around the parish.
Jez says that livestock chasing can be exciting for dogs but it is traumatic for the animal and has bad financial and emotional impact for farmers.
The sessions will take place at Sutton Hall Farm on Saturday, September 19. To learn more about the sessions or to book contact jez. firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07712 134525.
Advance booking is required. ●● AN AFRICAN drumming workshop will take place at Langley Village Hall.
The workshop with the Kontaani Drumming Group gives an introduction to djembe drumming.
The three-hour workshop covers the origin of the percussion instrument from West Africa and how to play it. It will teach the very basic techniques, building up to playing a full West African rhythm as a band.
The event will explore simple drum circle techniques for relaxation and meditation.
Marie Millward, from Kontaani, said: “Drumming is a wonderful stress buster. It helps to lift depression, promotes well being, it’s socially bonding, relaxing and fun.”
The cost is £15 per person, over 16s only, and includes refreshments and the use of a drum.
Those who wish to take the drumming further will be offered a place in the group’s weekly classes on Wednesday evenings.
For further information or to book a place call 07843 816601 or email email@example.com.
The workshop is on Saturday, October 17, from 2.30pm to 5.30pm.