Dog owners in Dumbarton and the Vale are being urged to check out a free online course before setting out into the countryside with their pets.

The course is available on the website run by the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

Organisers worked with dog behaviourist and trainer Natalie Light to develop a range of online topics.

These include: dogs and sharing the outdoors with everyone; dogs and getting along with wildlife and farm animals, and you and your dog - enjoying healthy and happy walks.

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