Dog owners can get expert advice on looking after their pets during a series of special events being held in Medway in May.

People will be able to pamper their pooches with a special MOT style health check, free food samples and even agility training.

And there will also be staff on hand to microchip pets for free during the sessions.

Experts will also be at the events to talk about what people can do if their dog’s barking is causing a noise nuisance for neighbours, how dog control orders work and the issue of dog-fouling.

The events will run from Monday, 14 to Friday, 18 May 11.00 – 3.00pm and are also open to those without pets who are thinking of getting a dog

The council will also be promoting its Love Medway app, which allows people to report dog-fouling and other environmental issues by iPhone or android mobile phone, at the event.

Councillor Mike O’Brien, Portfolio Holder for Community Safety and Customer Contact, said “We are running a series of events for dog owners and those interested in getting a dog and they aim to be informative and fun.

“These events are being held for people seeking advice about looking after their pets, about how to look after a pet responsibly, and for those thinking about getting a dog.”

Medway Council’s Environmental Services Team deal with noise nuisance, dog fouling offences and stray dogs on a daily basis, and these events will give people a great chance to gain from expert advice.

The events are being held with the help of the PDSA.

The events are on:

Monday, 14 May at Broomhill Park, King Arthurs Drive, Strood

Tuesday, 15 May at Great Lines Heritage Park, Gillingham

Wednesday 16 May at Riverside Country park, Rainham

Thursday 17 May at Luton Recreation Ground, Capstone Road, Chatham

Friday 18 May at The Vines Gardens, Vines Lane, Rochester

Members of the public seeking more information can phone Medway Council on 331791/331792.