DOG owners are invited to a free microchipping session at Middlesbrough’s Albert Park next month.

The event, in partnership with the Dogs Trust, the Middlesbrough and District Dog Training Association and Albert Park Dog Walkers, will be held at Albert Park Pavilion from 11am to 3pm on Saturday, April 5.

In addition to free chipping, dog owners will be offered free training advice, demonstrations, fun activities and the opportunity to enrol on courses.

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Jody Cashmore, head trainer with the Middlesbrough and District Dog Training Association, said: “I’m delighted that Albert Park Dog Walkers have invited the club along to extend our training out into the park, especially as quite a few of our members walk their dogs there.

“We’re inviting pet owners to pop along for free training advice, demonstrations and fun activities for their dogs all using modern, positive, reward-based methods.”

Microchipping will become compulsory for all dogs from April 6, 2016.

For more information about the event, contact senior environmental protection officer Karen Larkin on 01642-728209.

To find out more about the Middlesbrough and District Dog Training Association, visit www.middlesbroughdistrictdogtrainingassociation.com