Responsible Pet Ownership

Responsible Pet Ownership

Foundation – Grade 2

On Tuesday 31st October 2017 the Junior School took part in a Responsible Pet Ownership presentation. This presentation was all about how to live safely with dogs.

Robbie the puppy came along to BPS with Glenys and taught us all about how to make good choices around dogs. Students learned that dogs need a collar with a name tag, a fence to keep the dog safe in the yard, food and water, toys to play with, and a grown up to look after them.

When we play with our dogs we need to remember that dogs can’t use words to tell us how they are feeling. By looking at the body language of the dog we can tell how a dog is feeling. All dogs and cats should have a microchip by the time they are 3 months old.

An angry dog will show you their teeth, their tail will point up and the fur on their backs will stand up. When we come across an angry dog we need to, stand very still, keep your hands down, be quiet as a mouse, and look at the ground.

When we pat a dog we need walk up slowly and stop, ask the owner if we can pat their dog, let the dog smell your hand, and stroke the dog gently.