Vol­un­teers needed to train dogs

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

A NA­TIONAL char­ity has put a call out for more vol­un­teers to train dogs to help deaf peo­ple in the city.

Hear­ing Dogs for Deaf Peo­ple need more peo­ple to act as ‘dog socialisers’ to help in­tro­duce pup­pies to so­cial sit­u­a­tions.

The socialisers take the young pups around city cen­tres and shops to get them used to the hus­tle and bus­tle they will face when guid­ing their even­tual own­ers.

MEP for the East of Eng­land Richard Howitt helped take two of the pup­pies for a walk in Peter­bor­ough this week to pro­mote the ap­peal.

Gill Yeates, fundraiser for the char­ity said: “We need peo­ple who are not in full time work to look af­ter dogs . The dogs need to be in­tro­duced to city cen­tres and take part in fort­nightly train­ing ses­sions in Thor­ney.”

For more in­for­ma­tion email gill. yeates@hear­ing­dogs.org.uk

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