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BE DOG WISE

We are excited to announce that the week starting on May 20th is our Be Dog Wise week. This is a week where we create awareness about confidence and safety around dogs.Since 2017, the Education & Community team in Dogs Trust have been spreading our message of Dog Safety via our Be Dog Smart campaign. This campaign promotes safe interaction between dogs and children both in the home and out in the community. We host our safety workshops all over Ireland and we encourage parents & guardians to attend or book so we can spread our message of safety. The workshops cover various aspects of safety, such as preparing your dog for the arrival of a new baby, recognising the some of the signals of a stressed dog, and encouraging gentle and positive interaction between children and dogs. We also have FREE downloadable resources which offer lots of tips and advice on staying safe around dogs. Check out some of our Be Dog Smart advice And since 2018, our education team have also helped children with low levels of anxiety around dogs  with our Be Dog Confident campaign. We recognised that some children are anxious when interacting with dogs, so we designed our workshops to help build their confidence. As well as workshops we have a Be Dog Confident guide which includes advice on teaching children how to be C.A.L.M around dogs.
Our Be Dog Wise week is a combination of our two campaigns, and to let you know about the fantastic workshops and FREE resources we offer!  If you are interested in booking your local education officer for a workshop you can click here, or email [email protected]
We are also hosting a series of workshops in our centre over the next few months. The details of these workshops are listed below.

BE DOG SMART- ADULT WORKSHOPS

The Education and Community team will be hosting a number of adult Be Dog Smart workshop in Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre over the next few months. These workshops will give new & expectant parents, parents/guardians of young children, and parent/guardians of teenagers lots of useful advice and tips on keeping the whole family safe around dogs both at home and in the community.

Please note that these workshops are for adults only, except the parents/guardians of teenagers workshops, where teenagers are able to attend with their parents. There is a charge of €10 per couple for these workshops.

See below for upcoming dates, and to book your place!

Workshop (click to book your tickets)

Date 

Time 

Expectant Parents/guardians 

13th May 

6pm 

Parents/guardians of young children 

15th June 

11am 

Expectant Parents/guardians 

29th July 

6pm 

Parents/guardians teenagers

10th August 

11am 

Parents/guardians of young children 

24th August 

11am 

Expectant Parents/guardians 

21st September 

11am 

Parents/guardians of young children 

14th October 

6pm

THE BIG SCOOP

CLICK HERE for information on 'The Big Scoop'- our annual campaign to raise awareness of the importance of being a Responsible Dog Owner by picking up after our dogs!

For information about Science Week- visit this page in October!