Dogs Trust Education Team

The Dogs Trust Education Team deliver FREE educational workshops and assemblies within schools across the UK, educating children about responsible dog ownership and dog safety

Day visit
In School Services



I have received a lot of verbal feedback on how wonderful you are as a person; how approachable and passionate you are and how you were able to deliver the workshops to a level the pupils could understand. This is something very few visitors are able to do. Thank you so very much for taking time to visit us.”

Pathfields School

In 14 years as a teacher and 2 years doing home ed, that was by far the best visitor’s session that I’ve seen.”

– Home educator, Swindon

About Dogs Trust Education Team

At Dogs Trust we offer FREE interactive dog welfare workshops and assemblies that enhance a variety of curriculum subjects.

Responsible Dog Ownership and Dog Safety are the underpinning themes of our programme. One or both these themes feature in all our workshops.

Our interactive workshops are delivered with a great deal of passion, in creative and imaginative ways.

We use a variety of teaching styles to create a memorable, positive learning experience as children discover how to stay safe around dogs. We also discuss the commitment involved in owning a dog. Use of resources such as dog care items, as well as an assortment of other engaging resources, helps to create a differentiated and inclusive learning experience.

Our workshops include as many learning styles as possible, using activities such as drama, discussion, games and group work.


Risk assessment available

Resources available

Key Information

Age suitability

5-7 yr olds, 7-11 yr olds,

Key Stages

  • Key Stage 1,

  • Key Stage 2,

Risk Assessment copy available?

Yes - by email

Risk assessment copy format

  • by email,

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certification

  • Yes


  • Animals,

  • Dogs,

  • Health and exercise,

  • interactive,

  • pet care,

Annual opening times

All year

Resources Provided


Group Size


Group Rates

Free - no cost for school groups




Health and exercise


pet care

Curriculum Subjects



Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)

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