This week we had a very special visitor in school and FE. His name was Paddy, a dog from The Dogs Trust, who came with his owner Jo to teach us how to be safe around dogs. We learnt when it’s safe to approach a dog, when we should give dogs space, how to stroke them safely, and also what to do if we feel scared by a dog. Lots of us have dogs at home so we also talked about being resposible dog owners. Some of us even practised picking up a fake poo!
Remember these 3 important rules when you want to stroke a dog:
- Always ask the owner first
- Get the dog to sniff your hand first
- Ask where the dog likes to be stroked, then stroke gently.
Thank you Paddy and Jo for such a great visit, we learnt a lot!