The Dogs Trust Education Team have been delivering free educational workshops and assemblies across the UK since 2003. Educating children about responsible dog ownership and safety around dogs is an important part of what we do at Dogs Trust.
By helping young people learn about safe and appropriate behaviour around dogs, as well as the responsibilities and commitment involved in dog ownership, we believe we can improve the welfare of dogs, both in the homes of the children we teach, as well as dogs they may meet when out and about in the community.
Our dog-focussed programme aims to encourage compassionate attitudes in children that in turn lead to behaviours that are conducive with both dog welfare, as well as their own safety.
Our aim is to ensure all dogs can lead a happy, healthy life and encouraging and developing the required human behaviour to achieve this is of fundamental importance to the Dogs Trust mission.