Dogs Trust

Learn with Dogs Trust

Virtual Workshops with Dogs Trust We are delighted to be offering FREE 30-45 minute online workshops via a secure online platform (Zoom, Microsoft Teams), directly into your classroom! These sessions can be slotted into your school’s timetable easily and we can even deliver multiple workshops to different classes throughout the day. All you need is an interactive whiteboard with sound capabilities, so that we can share our fun presentation with your class. If you are interested in booking a virtual workshop or would like to discuss this further with us then feel free to email [email protected] We’d love to hear from you!

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"I want to get a dog"

Owning a dog can give us companionship, play, laughter, pride and a great reason to take regular exercise!!  

Responsible dog ownership requires us to show empathy, be kind, patient, understanding and selfless. In our workshops we regularly discuss how wonderful it is being a dog owner! 

However, we also have to be aware and honest, that sometimes we are not in the right position or able to give a dog everything it needs.  

We must remember that dogs need;

D aily mental stimulation and play!  

O wners that can provide company and don’t leave them on their own for long!

G rooming –  especially if they have long hair!

S ocialising - so they feel relaxed being out and about e.g. around traffic, bicycles, livestock, other dogs

T wice daily walks - even in cold or wet weather!

R egular health care - including daily health checks and vet visits when needed!

U nderstanding owners who can interpret body language/stress signals and react when needed

S omewhere safe and comfortable to live and sleep

T raining  -  using positive rewards to encourage behaviours. Our regional Dog Schools run very helpful classes.   

 

There are lots of things to think about before getting a dog, and you must think about whether you can provide a dog with all of these!