STAFF REPORTER PALMA City Council yesterday started free classes for dog owners. It is the first of a series of twice yearly sessions aimed at making pets and their masters comply with urban legislation.

There are 20 places in the course which will be held every Saturday between 9.30am and 12.30pm until 12th June and then the second session will run from 2nd October to 6th November.

Environmental Health Councillor, Begoña Sanchez said that the aim of the project is to reduce social conflict over the presence of animals in an urban environment and the reduction of numbers of abandoned animals.

Teaching will focus on animal obedience.
In order to operate on a first come first served basis, application has to be made in writing to the City Council's Animal Protection and Municipal Health Centre.