West Wales Holiday Cottages is the proud sponsor of the Best Dog Friendly Accommodation category in the first ever Pembrokeshire Tourism Dog Friendly Awards. We would love for you to nominate your favourite dog friendly holiday accommodation in Pembrokeshire.
All you have to do is nominate a property that has really stood out for you and your dog. You need to do it before Monday 27 February 2017, as nominations after that date will not be counted. Please fill in the nomination form on the Pembrokeshire Tourism Awards website. Burns Pet Nutrition is the main sponsor of the awards and they are running the ‘Burns by your Side’ scheme which is aimed at children who could benefit from improving their reading and communication skills. The concept supports children in a variety of settings to build confidence in reading and vocabulary by reading to a dog. Specially trained volunteers and their dogs visit schools to hear children read. We think this is a fantastic scheme and we wish everyone involved all the very best with their journey – children, volunteers and of course, the dogs themselves!
Here are some of the benefits of the scheme:
- Reading with a dog can motivate a child to read independently
- Reading with a dog can help build self-confidence and self esteem
- A companion dog can improve reading fluency
- A dog doesn’t judge and makes a child feel less stressed and anxious