Students from Cowra Public School got “pup” close and personal during a visit from a suitability-tested dog and their trained Pet Educator as a part of the Responsible Pet Education Program.
(min cost $8)
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Students from Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 met trainer Katie Starr and her four and a half year old Kings Charles Spaniel Winnie on Friday morning to learn all about how to look after and be safe around pets.
Students learnt how to act around angry dogs, which including standing still, placing your hands down, being “quiet as a mouse” and looking at the ground.
Students were also taught the proper way to ask someone to pat their dog, including walking up slowly and standing at least three big steps away from any dog, asking the owner, letting the dog smell your hand and stroke their backs gently.
Their skills were then put into practice with a few students getting to meet Winnie and give her a pat.
The program, which has been operating in Victoria has visited 13,000 schools visited and more than two million students.
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