The Responsible Pet education will be visiting Viewbank Preschool. The program teaches children how to manage and behave around dogs. There will also be a parent session. The parent session educates parents on how to manage pets and children. A dog will be visiting with the educator. Please let us know if your child has any fears or allergies.
Blue group children's session 10.30 - 11.15 | Blue group parent session 11.20 - 12.00
Red group parent session 1.10 - 1.50 | Red group children's session 2.00 - 2.45
Why is responsible pet ownership and dog safety important?
Owning pets can be a lot of fun, and pets can provide us with company, stress relief and unconditional love. Pet ownership also teaches children responsibility, and helps them develop their social and nurturing skills.
Did you know that the average lifespan of a small dog is 11 years, and 12 years for a cat? Responsible pet ownership involves:
- choosing the right pet for your family’s lifestyle
- caring for your all aspects of your pet’s daily well-being
- complying with the law and ensuring your pet doesn’t cause problems in the community
It is important to understand that dogs are not little humans and that they do not think or naturally behave like us. To help prevent the instance of dog-related accidents and injury, it is important for children to recognise:
- times when we should leave dogs alone
- the warning signs given by dogs
- how to safely approach and greet a dog
- what to do if approached by an aggressive dog