Free family summer workshops from Dogs Trust

Add some dog-focused fun and learning to your children’s summer plans by taking part in our free workshops, where you and your kids can learn to better understand our four-legged friends. These face-to-face workshops include fun, dog-related games and activities, designed to teach children how to behave responsibly around dogs and understand their body language.

Learn dog safety and have fun!

Sadly, a high proportion of incidents between dogs and children occur 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 and live happily together.

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

Find a workshop near you

The workshops will be held throughout England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales 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 get in touch to find out when and where your nearest workshop will take place. If you would be interested in hosting one of these events as part of your summer activities for children, please do get in touch as we would be delighted to hear from you!

Key information about Dogs Trust summer workshops:

  • Aimed at children 7 – 11 years old
  • Children have to 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!

Dogs Trust really believe that we can all know how to be safe and responsible around are four-pawed friends so that they can live a happy, healthy life. Help your children to be the best and safest dog-lovers ever!

Don't miss out - book now!

Get booking now to make sure that you don’t miss out on this brilliant FREE activity this summer. Booking is really simple. 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.