Children learn how to play safely with dogs

By SIMONE JOHNS

JUDY Wiggins from Delta Dog Safe visited the Good Beginnings programs recently at Gagebrook, Pontville, Holy Rosary and St Paul’s to teach children and parents about dog safety.

Gagebrook Play2Learn children, come along and join the fun!

Delta Dog Safe is a voluntary program and it provides education to children and adults to reduce the incident of dog bites. The trained volunteers provide vital messages about:

  • Safe behaviour around dogs.
  • Canine behaviour and how to observe and interpret it.
  • Special bonds that occur between children and dogs.
  • Children’s behaviour around dogs.

The Delta Dog Safe Program is targeted at children aged from four to eight years and is delivered in schools and child care centres.

Children learn:

  • How to recognise whether a dog is scared, angry or friendly.
  • How to behave if confronted by an unknown, unleashed dog.
  • How to behave if knocked to the ground by a dog.
  • When and how to pat a dog safely.

Good Beginnings Early Years programs are funded in the Brighton area by Communities for Children. For more information please call Simone Johns mobile 0417 316 987.

 

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