Dogs Trust Cardiff to hold free classes to help children  stay safe around their canine companions


Dogs Trust Cardiff  is offering families the chance to take part in free classes to help children learn how to stay safe around dogs.

The interactive 90-minute sessions, which will include games, quizzes and role play, will focus on helping children understand how to behave around dogs both at home and when out and about, and how to be kind to their four-legged friends. They will also learn about how dogs communicate with their human friends.

Education Officer, Hayley Rees, says: 

“Dogs are wonderful companions but, for us to live happily alongside our canine pals, it’s vital to understand them and know how to behave around them.

“The workshop will really help children, and their parents, get to know more about dogs. We want to help people to be comfortable, whether they’re having fun with their own dog at home or coming into contact with dogs they don’t know when they’re out and about.”

The workshops, for children aged 7-11, will take place at Dogs Trust Cardiff on Nettlefold Road on July 27th, August 5th, 10th, 17th and 24th at various times. To book a place on one of the workshops please contact Hayley Rees on [email protected]

Places are limited to 10 people due to Covid restrictions so to maximise the number of children that can take part, it is preferred that only one adult per family attends. Bookings will be taken on a first come, first served basis. No dogs will be in attendance at the event.