Be Dog Smart

Education officer interacting with school children in a classroom and teaching them about how to interact with dogs in a safe manner.

Be Dog Smart is our safety Education Campaign aimed at keeping children, and their families, safe around dogs while at home and out and about in the community.

We first launched Be Dog Smart in 2016 with the aim of keeping people safe around dogs. 

Dog safety is important for everyone to learn about; both children and adults, and dog owners and non-dog owners.

Learning to understand dog behaviour and how to interact safely with dogs makes for  happier humans and furry friends alike. Whether that’s by introducing simple rules like allowing our dogs to eat meals in peace, or ensuring adult supervision at all times when children and dogs are sharing the same space.

We have a range of downloadable resources available and also run free workshops. If you’re looking for advice specifically around dog education for people who are more anxious around animals, our Be Dog Confident workshops may also be helpful. 


Our Be Dog Smart workshops are free and can be run online or in person. Aimed at children aged 7-13, our education team work with schools, libraries, youth groups and community centres. Please contact the team and we can arrange a date that suits you.

We will be hosting an "Introduction to Dog Body Language" talk online on Tuesday, September 26th at 7pm. You can claim a ticket via the link below.

Downloadable resources

pdf 3 MB
Be Dog Smart Guide
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Be Dog Smart parent leaflet
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Be Dog Smart classroom poster
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Be Dog Smart prenatal information

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