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BARCO needs more dog trainers

Eve Sinton

Never before since BARCO was established in 2008 have more dog owners wanted to enrol in our community-based dog training classes, run by volunteers.

But as personal circumstances have changed, some of our trainers have had to step back from Sunday morning duties, and we need new people to get involved.

The people we need will have personal experience in training dogs, and preferably will have studied dog behaviour and psychology. They might already be working in a dog-related area such as veterinary nursing.

They also need to be happy working with dog owners, as BARCO is really about teaching people to train their own dogs to a standard where the dog is well-behaved, both at home and when out in a social setting.

Our dogs must be vaccinated and we work on a rewards-based system, with no harsh treatment or physical punishment.

Our classes are run in groups of around 10, catering for pups from three months old (Cherubs); bigger or teenage dogs (Rookies), and more advanced classes for Achievers and Dynamos.

Trainers need to be prepared to arrive at Brunswick Sportsfields by around 8.15 on a Sunday morning, run a 9-10am class and attend a short de-brief afterwards.

The reward is getting to know lots of good people and their dogs, and being part of a dedicated team of volunteers.

If BARCO is of interest to you, please contact Eve Sinton at [email protected].

More information about BARCO Dog Training can be found on Facebook.

 


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One response to “BARCO needs more dog trainers”

  1. Judging by the number of irresponsible dog owners and dog behaving badly in the northern part of the shire, we thought BARCO had folded years ago.
    Maybe BARCO should start by advertising their presence on our dog beaches and the adjoining non-dog beaches where they will find plenty of dog owners in need of education and training. Look no further than New Brighton, South Golden, Belongil and half of Mullum

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