Safe at Work

Midwives and Health Visitors

The workshop dedicated to Midwives and Health Visitors is very similar to the Social Workers workshop as it’s not only about keeping yourself safe around dogs but about using the family pet as a way of building camaraderie with your client.

For midwives and health visitors we also cover how to introduce a new baby to the family dog and how to keep babies safe at home with the resident dog.

First Responders (fire & rescue crews, paramedics, police)

As with all other services entering peoples homes, it’s important that First Responders know how to keep themselves safe with family dogs, however, unlike the other services the First

Responders don’t have a choice; they cannot walk away or refuse to enter a property because of the family dog.

The First Responders workshop will not only give advice and techniques on keeping yourself safe around dogs, it will give you ideas on how to deal with a hostile animal with the minimum amount of fuss.

Social Workers

Just like postal workers, communications staff and contractors, as a social worker you need to navigate yourself through the garden gate, the front door and into your clients home.

The Social Workers workshop takes it to the next stage and, as well as teaching you to keep yourself safe, we’ll also be giving you hints and tips on how to use the family dog to build relationships with your client.

Postal Workers

Whether you’re delivering post or parcels, at some point you’re going to have to enter your client’s property and more often than not that means encountering a family dog; if not in the garden then certainly at the door.

The Postal Workers workshop is designed to teach you what to look for and how to keep yourself safe using basic techniques and equipment that you have to hand as part of your job as well as dealing with dogs in the doorway.

Communications Staff & Contractors (phone engineers, plumbers, electricians etc.)

When working at client site means working in client homes, at some point you are going to encounter a family dog; if not in the garden or at the doorway then certainly once you enter the home.

The Communications and Contractors workshop not only teaches you what to look for and how to keep yourself safe using basic techniques, it also shows you how you can use your equipment to keep yourself safe (for example making a barrier of toolkits around you when working) as well as how to deal with a pesky dog stealing tools, and just as importantly, how to get them back.


Our specialist ‘Keeping you safe around dogs at work’ workshops are tailored to professionals who encounter dogs as a part of their working day.

Whether you are part of the postal service, social services, a telephone engineer or a refuse collector, our courses can be commissioned to suit your individual requirements focussing on various areas of dog safety and management.

In the first instance please contact us for further details and to discuss your specific needs.

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Training Provided

Many people working in the public sector have to undertake home visits within the course of their work to households which have dogs, giving them cause for concern. This can, in turn, affect potential relationship building with clients and any possible positive outcome from the meeting.

DogSEE offer full day workshops which aim to give you knowledge, techniques and skills to manage dog encounters with confidence whatever the business or however long the duration of your stay.

You will:

  • Learn how to read various elements of a dogs body language and recognise the communication signals that they are giving you
  • Learn some simple techniques for keeping yourself comfortable and safe, especially when feeling intimidated
  • Understand how best to get to know a dog and avoid canine communication faux pas
  • Practice safe meeting and greeting techniques with real dogs
    Explore how to use the family dog to help build a rapport with your clients
  • Learn how to feel calm. confident and empowered to manage dogs belonging to others
  • Receive points of contact for any future experiences with dogs that may be causing concern for you or your team
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