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Charity on the search for dog lovers

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Give something back and meet some loveable life-changing puppies along the way

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People – the sole organisation which trains clever dogs to alert deaf people to important sounds – is actively recruiting dog lovers who would like to take care of their adorable puppies and dogs in the Tyne & Wear region.

The role of a volunteer dog trainer is to look after a gorgeous pup in their own home from 8 weeks old, for around 16 months. Volunteers provide the puppy with skills and obedience training, and take them along to weekly puppy classes and into as many different environments as possible. All volunteers are fully supported by the Charity’s expert dog trainers, who provide guidance every step of the way.

Puppy Socialisers with Spaniels

Caroline & Terry Roeves, Volunteer Dog Trainers, say: “We have had our first puppy, Daphne, a Show Cocker Spaniel, for over a year now. We have made dozens of new friends from regular dog walks, we are much fitter and enjoy opportunities to socialise Daphne in local libraries, schools, stores, cafes and restaurants. We would definitely recommend volunteering for Hearing Dogs: your life will change for the better from day one!”

Puppy Training Instructor, Lucy Parkin adds: “If you live in or around Tyne & Wear and are looking for a new challenge, then why not give something back and meet some loveable life-changing puppies along the way? We already have a number of committed volunteers in the local area and are very keen to hear from some more! As long as you have a car, a secure, private garden, and enough time to train a puppy or dog on a daily basis, then we would absolutely love to hear from you. You really can make such an enormous difference.”

To find out more about volunteer dog training opportunities, please contact the volunteering team:, 01844 348122 or visit