A Leeds dog expert has invited owners to bring their pets to Otley Chevin Forest Park on Easter Sunday to hunt for novel prizes.
The Easter Super Sniffers Challenge is a free event to encourage owners to properly engage with their dogs when on walks.
Large plastic Easter eggs will be hidden around the Park.
Most will contain toys for the dogs, but there will also be two special eggs for owners. One will have a £50 gift voucher inside and another a £25 gift voucher.
The event has been organised by Yeadon-based dog trainer and behavioural expert Kerry Lawson, also known as the Fairydogmother.
“To find the Easter eggs, the dogs will have to use their amazing sense of smell and rely on their owners for encouragement – teamwork is all-important,” she explained.
“I will be there to educate owners on how best to coax their dogs to use their noses.
“In my professional life, I teach clients to train their dogs to stay with them instead of running away when off the lead. I want to show owners how much more fun they can have with their dogs by keeping them engaged on a walk and working together as a team.”
Kerry added: “As I explain in my forthcoming book, having a great off-lead dog depends on dogs wanting to be with their owner.
“It’s also about building amazing relationships so their dog chooses to be with them instead of running off to play with other dogs, chase squirrels or investigate piles of leaves.”
Dog owners can register free of charge for the Easter Super Sniffers Challenge and also receive clues to help in the search for prizes by visiting https://easter.funnelmaker.com/
This Sunday’s event begins at noon.
Anyone wishing to enquire about Kerry’s range of bespoke canine services and dog training classes can contact her on Tel: 07891 371144 or email: email@example.com