Contact the Education Team

School children interacting with education officer in a lesson about how to interact with dogs safely.

Find your local Education and Community Officer and get in touch about booking a workshop in your school or community setting.

You can find out more about your local Education and Community Officer, including their contact details by scrolling through the list below.

"Hi, my name is Ruth and I’m the Education and Community Officer for Galway & the Western region. I’m based in Galway where I live with my children and lovely lurcher Max who we adopted as a pup last year. We live close to the sea so Max is spoilt for choice when it comes to walks and runs in the Wild West! I come from a strong professional Community Development background and if you have any queries around how I could support your local community in relation to Education or Community involvement please get in touch."

"Hi, my name is Paul and I am the midlands Education and Community Officer. My region covers Westmeath, Longford, Offaly, Cavan and Laois, as well as parts of Kildare, Meath, Monaghan and Leitrim-phew! I’m essentially the port of call for Dogs Trust education in the midlands. I live in Meath with my lovely lurcher Magic. Magic used to be on the education team too, as my education dog (in fact her own profile here), but as she’s in her senior years now, she has hung up her Dogs Trust harness and retired. If you would like to get in touch, I’d love to hear from you."

"Hi, I’m Heather. I’m Dogs Trust Irelands Education and Community Officer in the Southeast. My community is Carlow, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Wexford, and Waterford. I am passionate about educating and empowering people to work towards a day when Ireland is the best country in the world to be a dog! I enjoy getting out and about whether it be presenting our dog safety messages to the people of the Southeast or roaming around with my own two dogs Jack and Ted, looking for a new walking trail to explore!"

"Hi, I’m Dawn. I deliver both physical and online workshops (via zoom) in Cork, Limerick and South West Munster. I am the Education Manager for Dogs Trust and I am a qualified Secondary school teacher. I also have a Masters in Animal Behaviour and Welfare, and I love that my role with Dogs Trust allows me to combine my love of teaching with my passion for animal welfare! I offer Free, Fun and Interactive workshops to primary and secondary aged children. Our workshops cover a wide range of dog related topics all aimed at promoting Safety and Responsible Dog Ownership to the young people in Ireland and I would love to come and visit you. Book your FREE visit today, and help us spread the word that ‘A Dog is for Life’®…"