Sheep and dogs can live in harmony, says campaigner

Alex Wardle, from Lee-on-the-Solent, collapsed at home and tragically died in March 2016, aged 23. 

From left: Alex's father, Stephen Wardle, sister Gemma Wardle, Alex Wardle and his mother, Denise Wardle.

Gosport family to keep Alex’s legacy alive by taking part in Great South Run

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A SCHOOL for dogs has been set up to reduce the chances of canines killing sheep.

Environmentalist and shepherdess Terena Plowright, from Petersfield, has set up the school.

She explained: ‘You can never guarantee a dog will be safe with sheep, even after training. But by introducing dogs to sheep in a controlled environment the risks later are far lower.

‘No-one should let an uncontrolled dog loose with sheep, but when dogs work in the countryside inevitably sheep can be in the area and this training prepares everyone for a better safer response.’

She said one dog can kill several sheep in minutes.

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