Group walk to benefit dogs and their owners
There’ll be wagging tails a plenty in Cambridge this weekend for a free group dog walk event.
The walk has been organised by New Lives Animal Rescue and dog behaviourist Darran Rowe.
He says the Sunday morning walk at Te Koutu Lake Domain will have benefits for both the dogs and their owners.
“Like us, dogs are social creatures, so it’s important they have the opportunity to interact in a safe, controlled environment like this.
“It’s also fantastic if your dog is a little shy of other dogs, or still getting used to meeting fellow pooches,” he says.
Darran says for dog owners it’s a chance to spend time with likeminded people.
“Dog owners love chatting with other dogfriendly people, so these public walks are a great way to get together, relax and meet new people — and of course enjoy the beautiful Te Koutu Lake Domain.”
The dog walk also aims to raise awareness for Cambridge based New Lives Animal Rescue.
The charity rescues and rehomes unwanted and mistreated animals in and around the Waikato region.
“The team at New Lives Animal Rescue do a fantastic job, so we hope to see some of the dogs they have helped into new homes come along on Sunday,” says Darran.
Meanwhile for those dogs who might need a few tips on how to behave in a group, there’s some extra coaching available before the walk.
“I’ll be there to provide help and advice for anyone who wants it from 9am on Sunday,” says Darran.
The public dog-walk event starts at 10am and all dogs must be on a lead.
■ For more information contact Darran — 0274 585 872 or mindfulness4dogs @gmail.com
Dog behaviourist Darran Rowe with five of his seven dogs at his dog training school in Cambridge.