night-animal-dog-pet-twitterIf you haven’t heard about the great work that the Dogs Trust delivers in schools and youth groups in the UK, then we recommend that you take a look.

What is it?

Dogs Trust has a team of Education and Community Officers who deliver workshops to school or youth groups in the areas within which they operate. Their workshops are tailored to support National Curriculum subjects in primary schools, although they can offer workshops for secondary schools and other settings such as PRUs. Some officers will bring their own dog to meet youngsters.

If you’re located near to a Dogs Trust Rehoming Centre, there may be an opportunity to take a class for a ‘behind the scenes’ tour to learn about dog and pet care. Children will be able to visit the Vet Suite, Grooming Room, Doggy Playgrounds and Training Barn.

Workshops and tours are free of charge.

How do I apply?

You can find your nearest Education and Community Officer by using the map on the Dogs Trust website. Ask them about workshops and tours in your area.

Dogs Trust has also produced a set of teaching resources for you to download and use. They are organised by age, ranging from pre-school to 11 to 16 year olds. You can make use of these resources even if you don’t have an Education and Community Officer or rehoming centre in your area.

For more information, please visit the Dogs Trust website.

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