Blue Cross and County Durham Youth Offending Service have teamed up in a new initiative to tackle the issues surrounding status dogs and young people, through the pet charity’s RespectaBULL workshops….
“Many of the young people and families we work with are dog owners, with some having what are often referred to as status pets,” says Lynne Tully, pratice improvement officer for County Durham Youth Offending Service.
“Working with Blue Cross to deliver the RespectaBULL workshops is a great way to help them understand how to be a responsible dog owner and how to stay on the right side of the law.”
One young person who attended the course told us it had really made them think about the best ways to care for dogs: “The talk was good and I learned a lot about the laws about keeping dogs, like they have to be chipped and what are banned breeds. It also made me think about what dogs need and how to care for them well. I liked that there was a dog as part of the course.”