Generation Kind's Paws for Change - courses at RSPCA Animal Centres
Due to Covid-19, we are unable to host Paws for Change courses at our animal centres this summer. If the young person has a dog at home, we encourage them to complete the self-study course, which includes guides for dog training, games about animals, and other activities that highlight the needs and behaviours of animals.
A few times a year, we host Paws for Change courses at some of our RSPCA Animal Centres.
- RSPCA Felledge Animal Centre (Durham)
- RSPCA Birmingham Animal Centre (Worcestershire)
- RSPCA Southridge Animal Centre (Hertfordshire)
- RSPCA Leyborne Animal Centre (Kent)
- RSPCA Millbrook Animal Centre (Surrey)
South & Southwest
- RSPCA West Hatch Animal Centre (Somerset)
- RSPCA Ashley Heath Animal Centre (Dorset)
What happens during the Paws for Change courses at animal centres?
Over 4-5 days, groups of four young people are carefully matched to rescue dogs at the centre for discussions and practical dog training activities, with the support of the animal centre's Behaviour & Welfare Advisor.
To attend a course, young people will need:
- An interest in learning more about dogs and animal care
- To be over the age of 14 when the course begins
- A youth support professional (teacher, social worker, foster carer, or other youth support professional) or parent who can join them on the course
- Transportation to and from one of the Paws for Change animal centres
To learn more or to apply for a course, please contact us at: GenerationKind@rspca.org.uk