Charity launches puppy socialising scheme in Cheshire

National charity, Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, has announced that it will be launching a brand new puppy socialising scheme in Cheshire.

Puppy Socialising 6The Charity is now seeking volunteers in and around Stockport, Altrincham, Knutsford and Alderley Edge, to care for and train an adorable hearing dog puppy for up to 14 months. The first puppy is expected to arrive in Cheshire in Summer 2015.

Volunteers will receive full support and guidance from Hearing Dogs for Deaf People and will learn to teach the puppy basic obedience skills.

Victoria Leedham, volunteering manager at Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, says: “We are delighted to be launching our puppy socialising scheme in Cheshire. The new project will enable the Charity to train more puppies to change the lives of deaf people, and we are now appealing for dog lovers in the area to come forward and find out more about this exciting role.”

Volunteering is an extremely rewarding experience, and puppy socialising is a great opportunity to learn or improve your dog-training skills – and meet lots of new friends along the way!”

The Charity is now taking initial enquiries from potential volunteers in Stockport, Altrincham, Knutsford and Alderley Edge.

Puppies will be placed with their volunteer socialiser at around eight weeks of age and will work with them at home for around 14 months, before they return to the Charity for further training.Photography by Paul Wilkinson Photography Ltd.

Volunteers should be over 18, have enough time to care for and socialise a puppy on a daily basis, own a car and have access to a secure garden. Puppy socialising volunteers receive full support from Hearing Dogs, as well as regular home visits and puppy training classes.

Staff from Hearing Dogs will be at Arley Hall on Sunday 19 April from 11am, and will be available to answer questions about the puppy socialising scheme.

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