On Thursday the 10th of August, Battersea Dogs were invited to deliver their amazing workshop on dog safety to our new younger cohort of young people attending our Summer University programme. The session began with young people being introduced to a puppy and young people were taught how to properly greet a dog in a non-threating way and discussed past negative experiences with dogs. Young people were engaged in exercises that helped them rank in order a range of dogs from the most threatening to least threatening. young people were also able to identify which breed of dogs were illegal and why. Young people took also match pictures of injuries to the breed of dog who caused the injuries which highlighted the importance of training is to new dog. At the end of the session most of the young people who were initially scared of dogs left with a positive experience.
A big message of thanks goes out to Kristie Slade who has developed such a wonderful relations with our team of staff and has an excellent rapport with our young leaders. Thanks