ANIMAL lovers can receive free advice on responsible pet care and ownership at a Widnes garden centre.

Padders Dog Training will be at Bold Heath Garden Centre in Mill Lane, on September 16 and 23 to give practical tips on looking after pets.

The training club, which is open to dogs of all ages, is run by Jenny Thomson, who is a qualified first grade instructor with the British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers and has more than 20 years of dog training experience.

Mike Crawford from Cheshire Canine Services will also be at the garden centre on Sunday, September 16, from 11am until 4pm.