STOCKLAND’S WA communities will again play host to free dog training workshops to help more of our four-legged friends put their best paw forward.
The RSPCA WA classes, which the property developer has sponsored for its residents since 2016, are open to all dog owners this year.
Starting this month, pooches can learn basic etiquette and socialisation in small groups during a six-week course at Amberton Beach in Eglinton, Calleya in Treeby, Newhaven in Piara Waters, Sienna Wood in Hilbert and Haynes, Vale in Aveley and Whiteman Edge in Brabham.
Each 50-minute training session will include extra time at the end for questions.
Stockland WA residential general manager Col Dutton said the workshops had proven extremely beneficial for participants and bringing the community together.
“By ensuring that dogs are well-trained and socialised, our communities and their surrounding areas become friendlier and safer for people and their dogs,” he said.
“With this in mind, we decided that opening these sessions to the wider community will support Stockland’s overarching goal of creating vibrant, well-connected and safe communities.
“It’s a great initiative for anyone with a dog — big, small, young or old — to receive expert training in basic etiquette, as well as learn a few fun party tricks to show your friends.”
Dogs aged one year and over must be desexed to participate and owners will be asked to show a photo of their pet’s vaccination certificate.
Placements are limited and must be booked via the RSPCA website.
More workshops will be added throughout the year.