Pet Owners

Wood Green launches free workshops on staying safe around dogs

The charity’s workshops and classes, essential for all households with dogs and young children, explore dogs’ basic needs, how to stay safe around dogs and how to make feeding time fun

The charity rehabilitates and rehomes thousands of pets every year.

Wood Green, the animal charity, is providing free workshops and classes on staying safe around dogs, in order to prevent any incidents from happening.

The charity rehabilitates and rehomes thousands of pets every year, as well as providing support to people who are struggling with their pet.

It revealed a common reason for enquiries is aggression around children, or following an incident between a dog and a child.

Wood Green’s range of free online workshops and classes, essential for all households with dogs and young children, explore dogs’ basic needs, how to stay safe around dogs and how to make feeding time fun.

A live digital workshop is hosted once a month, or the workshop can be accessed in a self-led format to be completed at each family’s own time and pace.

Linda Cantle, director of pet and owner support services at Wood Green, said: “Knowing how to safely interact with a dog is an essential life skill for everyone. Even if you don’t have a dog yourself, it’s likely that you and your children will encounter them whilst out and about, or when visiting family and friends.

“The earlier in life these skills can be taught, the better, as we find that many incidents could have been prevented with the right education.”

 

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