Dog owners are being invited to attend a Dog Day in Braunston next month to get tips and information about looking after their pets.
Visitors to the day will be able to get free dog health checks, dog training sessions, advice on grooming and micro-chipping, while there will be poster-making activities for children and refreshments.
The event has been organised by Daventry District Council’s environmental improvement team to encourage responsible dog ownership following a large number of complaints about dog fouling in the village, following an idea by Braunston and Welton Councillor Abigail Campbell.
It is taking place in Jetty Field in Braunston on Saturday, June 8, from 11am to 2pm and lots of organisations will be on hand to offer tips and support including Pets at Home, Daventry Dog Training Club, Daventry Veterinary Clinic, Northamptonshire Police and Daventry District Council’s Dog Warden.
The council’s housing and health portfolio holder Cllr Richard Atterbury said: “This initiative has been prompted by a significant increase in reports of dog fouling in the village in recent months and is seen as a way for local dog owners to get some free help and advice about what more they can do to look after their pets.
“As well as the advice, there will be lots of free goodies to give away, and the Council’s Environmental Protection officers will also be giving away free poop scoop bags to encourage owners to clear up after their pets.
“There will be lots of interesting things going on so I hope lots of people go along on the day with their dogs and see what information is available.”