Learn how to teach your dog tricks at free seminar

DOWN BOY: A free tutorial will help Redlands dog owners to know how to keep in command.
DOWN BOY: A free tutorial will help Redlands dog owners to know how to keep in command.

TEACHING an old or young dog tricks – like to sit, stay and heel – is easy with help from canine training specialist Ryan Tate.

Mr Tate will visit Redlands Memorial Hall on Saturday, October 27 to give free dog training advice to Redlands residents.

The seminar, on between 6pm and 8pm, is part of Griffith University’s Leave It program, which was set up last year to help owners keep command of their pups better.

Ms Harris, who is a pHD candidate at the university, said a survey of Redlands dog owners found that nine per cent of pooches had killed wildlife and more than half dug holes.

The survey of 500 people also found that 32 per cent of dogs chewed furniture.

“Our aim is to have well-trained dogs within the Redland community by offering free training seminars and linking (owners) with our accredited trainers,” she said.

Ms Harris said all dog owners were invited to attend the night seminar, supported by Redland City Council, to learn how to fix their pets’ bad behaviour.

People could also ask Mr Tate questions, she said.

To register for the lesson, visit leaveit.com.au. The training seminar is a dog free event.

Redlands Memorial Hall is 44 Smith Street, Cleveland.