Dogs Trust

Learn with Dogs Trust

Clever Paws

Hey you clever pups and kids. It’s time to get quizzical.

Do you know how to be a responsible dog owner? Do you know all about being safe around dogs? We created this page for the brainboxes out there. Not that you need to be Einstein to enjoy this page, but if your love to learn (particularly about dogs), you’re in the right place.


Spooky season is once again upon us, and although things are a little different this year- us humans might still enjoy a little fright over Halloween! What might be fun for us though might not be so much fun for our dogs, and Halloween is full of potential unintended horrors for our four-legged friends!


But fear not! From fireworks and costumes, to tricks and treats, our Howl-o-ween workshop is chock full of advice on keeping our canine companions safe and happy over the Halloween period. Perfect for the little Ghouls and Goblins at home, you can download our free workshop and activity sheet HERE. Be sure to keep a listen out at the end for a special task we have set for all the little Ghouls and Goblins that take part in our workshop!

History Of Dogs

Did you guys know that Dogs Trust has been around for over 100 years? Although that might sound like a long time, in relation to the entire history of dogs, its only a fraction. In fact humans' relationship with dogs began thousands of years ago, and makes for a fascinating story. So fascinating in fact, that we've created an English digital lesson all about it. From caveman times, to ancient Egypt, this interactive workshop explores our timeless friendship, and is perfect for primary school kids from 3rd-6th class. You can download our workshop here, so what are you waiting for? Time to go bark to the future

Staying Safe with RTE's Home School Hub

Remember that dogs, just like humans can get very tired. Make sure to give your dog plenty of rest when they play, and they always should have access to water.



Make sure that the you know the person walking the dog before permission. Never speak to strangers.

Body language can give us clues to have a dog is feeling, but you can never be sure, so make sure you are with an adult before interacting with a dog.

Dogs love Enrichment. Check out our Constructive Paws page to find out how you can make your own Enrichment Box.


We have also designed a Fridge Poster that you can download from the bottom of this page. This poster will help you keep track of different ways you can take care of your dog, such as building the doggy den from the blueprints on our Construction Paws page, and feeding/playing with your dog.

After asking permission from an adult, you can print the poster, decorate it, and send us a photo at [email protected]