MEMBERS of Clocaenog Dog Club were interviewed for a National TV Show to raise awareness of responsible dog ownership.

A film crew from BBC Countryfile spent the day in Clawddnewydd, just outside Ruthin, filming with the Clocaenog Dog Club.

The aim of the filming was to help highlight the issue of keeping dogs on a lead in the countryside.

Throughout North Wales, livestock worrying is a re-occurring problem which is dealt with on a regular basis by the North Wales Police Rural Crime Team.

BBC Countryfile presenter Joe Crowley spoke to Angie Platt, Founder of the club and Head of Marketing at Denbighshire Leisure Ltd, about the issue of dogs around livestock in the area.

Angie said: "It's so important to keep your dog on a lead around livestock. The wrong end of the lead gets blame when it's all about being responsible for your dog.

"Accidents do happen, but most dog attacks and dog worrying occurs when people let their dogs off lead on farm land, and expect their dogs to come back when called. We want to raise awareness of the dangers to both sheep and the consequences to dogs to ensure this doesn't happen. Always keep your dog on a lead under close control on farmland."

The programme, with an audience of over 6 million viewers per Show, will air in a few weeks time on BBC1.

Angie Platt, who has two dogs called Millie and Griff, set up the Clocaenog Dog Club in August 2020 - as a way of giving dogs and their humans a way to socialise safely and improve their health and wellbeing after lockdown.

After just four days of launching on Facebook, the group gained more than 260 members, with the first-ever walk attracting 12 people and 15 dogs.

The group now has nearly 600 members and is continuing to grow nearly a year on from being formed in the middle of the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Facebook group is private, for safety reasons, but is open to everyone who has one dog or more. Search Clocaenog Dog Club to join and for further details.