Charity on look out for puppy parents to help train dogs

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Dog lovers who live in or around Horley are being sought to take in puppies which will be trained to assist people with disabilities.

Known as puppy parents, the volunteers would need to home the pups from the age of eight weeks until they were 12-14 months old.

A spokesman for the disability charity Canine Partners said the puppy parents would need to have time, commitment and a sense of humour.

Training sessions, under the guidance of Ruth Narracott, will be held at Horley Methodist Church Hall on Mondays from 11am- 1pm.

The training will involve basic obedience, social skills and core tasks the puppiess need to master before they move on to advanced training, where their skills will be refined specifically for a disabled person’s needs.

Ruth will also be on hand to give guidance to the puppy parents with one-to-one sessions in their homes.

Anyone who would like to apply to take in a puppy should call Ruth on 07764 823501 or email surrey@caninepartners.org.uk .

Previous experience with dogs is not required but the puppy parents would need to be home most of the day.