A puppy had a taste of classical music as part of his training by Beech charity Dogs for Autism.

Its founder – violinist Hilary Armour – took ten-week-old golden retriever JJ to her Basingstoke Symphony Orchestra rehearsal.

He heard Saint-Saens’ Danse Macabre and Rossini’s William Tell Overture.

Hilary said: “Part of autism assistance training involves ensuring a dog is socialised from a very early age, so my rehearsal offered us a perfect opportunity for JJ to experience new sights, sounds and people. The conductor and players were all very happy to have him there.”