Very Pets from Yate teach children at Hambrook Primary School how to avoid dog bites
CHILDREN at Hambrook Primary School are better protected against getting bitten by their pet dog following a prevention talk from a local expert.
Pupils in Year 1 were taught safety tips and how to recognise when a dog is becoming uncomfortable during the workshop with Yate-based pet trainer Katie Scott-Dyer.
“It went really well,” said Ms Scott-Dyer, who has run her behaviour and training business Very Pets since 2005. “I gave the children some advice on how to avoid getting bitten and taught them to look for signs that a dog is feeling uncomfortable.
“I showed them how to use their body as a tree to get the dog away.”
The children used a life-size fake black Labrador to perfect their new skills and were shown pictures during the talk.
Added Ms Scott-Dyer: “It is important for children to know these skills.
“Dog bite prevention is one of the most important areas of my work and if I can prevent any bites my advice may save a life, whether human or animal.”
The workshop was the first Very Pets has held with children of such a young age. For more information visit www.verypets.co.uk or call 07725 865537.