Protect your pet from dog thieves

PET SAFETY: Dominic Hodgson, left, of Pack Leader Dog Adventures, with son Alex.
PET SAFETY: Dominic Hodgson, left, of Pack Leader Dog Adventures, with son Alex.
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AN ANIMAL lover has joined forces with a respected dog-behaviourist in a bid to protect owners from having their beloved pets stolen.

Dominic Hodgson, who runs Sunderland-based Pack Leader Dog Adventures with son Alex, has invited former police officer turned dog trainer David Davies, to hold a talk in Seaham on Sunday.

Dominic Hodgson, of Pack Leader Dog Adventures, who is concerned about the amount of dog thefts recently. Dominic is pictured with his son Alex (right0

Dominic Hodgson, of Pack Leader Dog Adventures, who is concerned about the amount of dog thefts recently. Dominic is pictured with his son Alex (right0

The seminar – Beat the Dog Thief – is aimed at pet professionals and dog owners alike, amidst a growing problem of dogs taken for breeding, or even to be used as bait in dog fights.

“We have responded to the general public’s concern at the recent rise in the number of dog thefts across the UK, in offering a talk on prevention,” said Dom, who launched his business four years ago. “The talk will cover personal safety, how to keep your dog close by and not wander off when exercising him.”

Dom, 37, whose business has been recognised by Theo Paphitis’s Small Business Sunday, and won The If We Can you Can entrepreneur of the year award in 2013, offers dog walks with a difference, teaching owners about training, behaviour and nutrition.

For more information, visit www.packleaderdogadventures.co.uk. The talk takes place at the Seaton Community Association, Seaton Village, from 1.30pm to 4pm and costs £6 per person. Call Dom on 07794053084, or email dom@packleaderdogadventures.co.uk

We have responded to the general public’s concern at the recent rise in the number of dog thefts.

Dog trainer Dominic Hodgson