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ISPCA volunteers participate in canine obedience training

20 DECEMBER 2018

Huge thanks to Andy and Joanne Bell who gave up their time recently to deliver canine obedience training to our volunteers at the National Animal Centre. Seventeen ISPCA volunteers took part in the training assisting us with some of our more nervous dogs, how to read body language including lots of important tips and advice.

ISPCA Volunteers learn about dog training

After the morning theory session, lots of dogs of different ages, breeds and size came along for hands on training and they really enjoyed all the one-to-one attention for the afternoon, not to mention the extra treats and long walks in the woodlands!

The ISPCA regularly organises training days for our volunteers to help equip them with new skills.  The volunteers who dedicate their time to the ISPCA makes such an impact helping the many animals in our care. We have a team of dedicated volunteers who walk, feed, care for and train dogs at our Centre’s, helping prepare them when they are ready to go to loving new homes.

ISPCA Volunteer Coordinator Emily Connors said:  “Our volunteers are invaluable to us and the work we do. ISPCA volunteers play a huge role in the rehabilitation of Ireland’s most cruelly treated, abused and neglected animals that we take in and care for at our Centres. We are regularly recruiting volunteer roles not only to work hands-on with the animals in our cattery, kennels and stables but we also look for grounds keeping and maintenance volunteers, and people to help out at various events, or to do some fundraising”.

To become an ISPCA volunteer, you must be over 16 years of age for insurance purposes. 

If you have some spare time and can help the ISPCA, read about our volunteer roles and sign up today! 

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