Free family half-term workshops from Dogs Trust

October is when we ask ourselves the big question: trick or treat? We say, why not both?! Give your family a treat and learn some new tricks this half-term by coming along to one of our dog-focused fun, educational and free workshops. These face-to-face workshops are packed with engaging dog-related games and activities, designed to teach children how to behave responsibly around dogs and understand their body language. Did we mention they’re free?

We ask that you please leave your pooch at home, so you and your children can give your full attention to the workshop to get the most out of it. But please feel free to bring in some pictures as we’d love to see them.

Learn dog safety and have fun!

Sadly, a lot of incidents between dogs and children happen with much-loved family pets, where our little ones may have misunderstood what our pooches have tried to tell them. By teaching our children more about how dogs communicate, we can help avoid these incidents so we can focus on the important things, like playing games and snuggling on the sofa together after a long walk.

While this is a serious issue, we promise our workshops are anything but! Each 90-minute session will help your dog-loving children learn to greet dogs safely, how to tell if a pooch is friendly, and how to behave so their fluffy friends feel safe and comfortable around them.

Find a workshop near you

Our workshops will be held throughout the UK in our rehoming centres, as well as being hosted within the local community in youth clubs and groups. Dates and venues may vary, so please contact us to find out when and where your nearest workshop will take place. If you’re interested in hosting one of these events as part of your half term activities, please do get in touch as we would be delighted to hear from you!

Key information about our half term workshops:

  • Aimed at children 7 – 11 years old
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • One adult can bring a maximum of three children
  • Booking is essential for Covid safety requirements
  • Sadly, dogs must stay at home – these workshops are just for people

We believe that we can all learn how to be safe and responsible around our four-pawed pals so they can live a happy, healthy life.

Together, we can keep our kids and pooches safe, happy and having fun together for years to come.

Don't miss out - book now!

Get booking now to make sure that you don’t miss out on this brilliant FREE activity this half-term. All you need to do is email [email protected] with your postcode and we will then send you details of your nearest workshops so you can get booked in.

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