Dog owners invited to find out more about their pets health and behaviour

DOG OWNERS are being invited to find out a bit more about their pet’s health and behavior.

Solihull College and University Center is hosting some part-time evening courses which aim to educate dog owners on how to keep their dog happy and healthy.

Lecturer Jennifer Jefferies, who teaches on the courses, has worked with dogs in a range of fields including scent work, dog sports, field work and general pet behavior and puppy development. Jennifer’s next course, Understanding Dog Behavior and Welfare starts on March 1 at the Blossomfield Campus.

During the six weeks, Jennifer will explore the history of the dog, behavior motivation and breed traits, early development and communication, preventing problem behaviors, stress and improving canine welfare.

The college will also be offering a Teaching Dogs course after Easter which is ideal for dog enthusiasts who want to learn more about their canine companion’s learning either for personal interest or for work.

Jennifer said: “These courses are designed to support learners, either new or more experienced dog owners, in feeling confident with caring for and understanding their dogs.”

In addition, the college also offers Basic Dog Grooming and Basic First Aid for dog and cat emergencies. For more email James Clarke on James.clarke@solihull.ac.uk