Summer is here & this often coincides with people acquiring a new dog or puppy; but do your children know how to safely interact with dogs so they don't get bitten?
Children under the age of 9 are far more likely to get bitten than any other age group. It's important to stress that children & dogs must be supervised at all times, but if we can teach the children a little bit about dog behaviour, then both they & the dogs can live happily and more safely, side by side.
That's why we at Vale Vets have been reaching out to local Primary Schools to offer our services & present a talk to the reception & year 1 pupils about dogs.
Our "Grins not Growls" presentation is a complimentary, interactive session teaching children about fearful body language in dogs & how to interact safely around them. The children also get to meet a real dog which often goes down well!
If you would like more information on this service whether you work at a School or think your child's School may be interested, even if it's for the next School year, then please contact us on 01275 847400 to discuss further.
We are fortunate at Vale Vets to have an amazing team of committed, talented and enthusiastic staff.