Dogs Trust are telling parents in Wales to be dog smart as part of their new ‘Be Dog Smart’ campaign.
The campaign aims to provide parents with top tips to help educate children about dogs. It is hoped that this will become a regular subject in education; similar to road safety education.
This follows the worrying results of research carried out by Dogs Trust which showed that almost a quarter of parents in Wales would allow their child to approach a dog that they didn’t know. Meanwhile, 37% of Welsh parents reported that their child comes into contact with a dog everyday.
The research also found that the majority of parents couldn’t name all of the signs that a dog may be getting agitated.
Dogs Trust have been running their ‘Be Dog Smart’ workshops in schools for some time now.