"You have liberated me from a lifetime fear. I have had Cognitive Behavioural
Therapy, but it did not come anywhere near close to what happened today. Its hard
to believe that I stroked those dogs"
"I did not think my fear of dogs would be resolved in one training session!
I believe this was possible through the excellent interpersonal skills and
friendliness of the trainers"
"I stroked a Rottweiler!!"
Teaching children how to approach dogs and stay safe around them is so important...
whether that is with dogs that they encounter on their own, with friends or whilst
out and about with their family.
Working within the remit of the Personal, Social, Health & Education and Citizenship
curriculum, canine-human communication is covered as well as how to stay safe around
Teachers are encouraged to be involved as well, leading the way in the demonstrations
of how to approach a dog to say hello.
Visits to Scout groups, Brownies and talks to organisations like the WI and networking
groups all contribute to helping keep people safe around dogs in the community.