The Dogs Trust Education Team recently visited pupils at Highclare Preparatory School, educating J3 to J6 children about responsible dog ownership and safety around dogs.
Children learnt how to look after dogs and the important signs that a dog may be trying to communicate as well as when, how and why to pet dogs. By helping young people learn about the responsibilities and commitment involved in dog ownership, the Dogs Trust believe the welfare of dogs can be improved, both in the homes of the children taught, as well as dogs they may meet when out and about in the community.
J6P and J6W are now using this visit as inspiration, pupils are writing balanced arguments and debating whether dogs are good or bad as pets. We look forward to reading their opinions!