Take a look behind the scenes of Forfar’s Guide Dog training school

Pic Ian Rutherford

Pic Ian Rutherford

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Brechiners have been invited to take a look behind the scenes of the Guide Dogs Training School in Forfar.

The free tours, for local residents, families and young people, will take place on Tuesday, October 8, and Tuesday, October 15, at 2 p.m.

Throughout the open afternoon visitors will have the opportunity to view a guide dogs training demonstration and watch a video about Guide Dogs’ work.

The tour also includes a viewing of the training school’s state of the art kennel block.

The design of the kennels reflects the latest thinking in dog welfare, being in an ‘L’ shape so the dogs can see and interact with each other and staff.

Tea and coffee will be provided.

“If you’ve ever had a question about Guide Dogs and how we train our dogs, the tour will be the perfect time to ask,” said Lisa Fairweather, community fund-raising regional coordinator at the training school.

“We’ll have a warm welcome ready and a fun and interesting experience awaits all those who come along.”

Free on-site parking is available.

Pet dogs are not allowed to join guests on tour, and each tour is limited to 40 places.

Visits will be offered on a first come first served basis.

The Guide Dogs Training School opened for business in 2007.

Approximately 200 dogs per year receive their foundation training at Forfar before moving to instructors around the country for the dogs to be prepared specifically for client needs.

The Guide Dogs Forfar Training School is based at Dean Way, Orchardbank Business Park, Forfar, DD8 1WG.

For more information phone the Training School on 0845 372 7408 or email Forfar@guidedogs.org.uk

You can also visit www.guidedogsscotland.org.uk to find out more.