Responsible dog ownership
Dogs and their owners have such a special relationship and one that goes back many thousands of years, however, over the last couple of decades things have changed drastically in households leading to that relationship getting out of balance.
Dogs, regardless of looks, tend to get away with things due to their adorability; this is just a natural human tendency of wanting to stroke and cuddle and ‘befriend’ cute furry things.
The problem with dogs is that, no matter how gorgeous they are, they are still predators with a predator’s mentality and like their wild cousins the wolf, abide by innate rules that dictate they need
to lead or be led. When we spoil them in human terms, we are in effect, telling them that we’re simply not up to the job of leading them.
On our responsible dog ownership programme looks at the psychological aspect of dog ownership and how you can create a balanced, well mannered family pet dog.
Aggression Awareness for Dog Walkers
Whether you walk your own dog or dogs for other people, knowing about aggression and how to deal with hostile dogs whilst out and about is absolutely essential.
The responsibility of walking dogs on behalf of the owners cannot be taken lightly and having an insight into how dogs think, act and react may just enable you to respond quickly in any given situation thereby preventing, or diverting a dog attack. As a dog walker it’s highly likely that you walk numerous dogs; dogs in packs behave differently to dogs on their own and knowing what these differences are and how to recognise, and deal with them, can only assist you and your business.
At DogSEE we specialise in keeping people safe around dogs, all of our trainers and facilitators are highly skilled in canine behaviour and reading canine body language and we pride ourselves in being able to pass the necessary skills on to those who work with or come into contact with dogs in any capacity.
‘Status Dog’ is a relatively new, but unfortunately a now well known term used to describe many of the dogs that we see on streets all over the UK. This worrying trend has affected all sensible owners of all breeds.
Whilst many of our workshops cover meeting Status Dogs and staying safe in public spaces, we also deliver courses for Local Authorities for owners of ‘Status dogs’ of various breeds to educate them on responsible ownership, training and their legal and moral responsibilities and to ensure the best of care and keeping the community safe.
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 dogs.
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.
Our specialist ‘Keeping you safe around dogs in the community’ workshops are tailored around all aspects of responsible dog ownership.
We also work with local authorities, to deliver tailored workshops to address ownership issues in relation to dog control orders and nuisance dogs.
In the first instance please contact us for further details and to discuss your specific needs.
Dog Safety Education Executive – Corporate Canine Safety Training Community Workshops dog safety
DogSEE offers full day workshops which aim to give you knowledge, techniques and skills to manage dogs with confidence at home and in the community.
- 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, and others, comfortable and safe
- Understand how avoid canine communication faux pas
- Practice safe meeting and greeting techniques with real dogs
- Learn about what aspects of dog welfare are essential in order to develop a balanced relationship with your dog
- Understand your legal and moral obligations in relation to dog ownership