A safety session for children to learn more about dogs and how to behave around them has been a howling success.
Dog experts from Hillcrest Veterinary Practice and South Ribble Council were on hand at the free workshop with four-legged helper, Jess the Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
The ‘Safe and Sound’ workshop, held at Leyland Library in Lancaster Gate, taught children how to understand basic canine body language and specific actions not to take in response to a dog.
The workshop was brought about by South Ribble Council’s Leyland My Neighbourhood Forum, to offer reassurance to parents and children while educating them how to be responsible dog owners.
South Ribble Council’s cabinet member with responsibility for Neighbourhoods and Street Scene, Coun Peter Mullineaux, said: “This workshop has been a real success and I hope that both parents and children will feel better equipped to interact with dogs after listening to the lessons taught by the dog experts.”