Kids & Dogs

Education for Kidskid


How to be safe around dogs


Statistics show that a very high percentage of reported dog bites around the world are towards children, and most of which are by dogs that the child is familiar with i.e. their own pet, or a friend or relative’s dog.  Dogs show very subtle signs when they are uncomfortable in a situation and all too often people don’t notice these subtle signs and inadvertantly put dogs in a position where they are only left with one next option and that is a bite.  Vikki provides basic education to children and adults about those all important subtle signs (dog communication with their body language) and what’s appropriate interactions with children and dogs and what is not.

Vikki offers fun and interactive talks with groups of children ages 5 – 11 years;  The session includes photos of very basic dog body language, funky videos, and a dog tricks display at the end with her own dog Asha.   

The sessions are great for any groups of children – wherever kids gather!

  • Primary schools
  • Scout groups
  • Brownies
  • Pre-schools (Session will be tweaked and made much shorter)
  • Organised groups of children at their home (minimum of 10 kids)

The children who participate receive a certificate and hand-outs on dog safety are available to be printed and given to the children.

This education scheme is offered free, however any donations received will be given directly to the Tasman Richmond Pound.( Please refer to my contact page if you would like further information or would like to book a time for me to come and visit.  A minimum of 10 and maximum of 40 children are required for a visit.


“I came with my two grandchildren to the Tuesday dog & child safety session and it was just awesome! I’ve picked up quite a few tips from you as well. I often take my neighbours little gentle dog over to the preschool across the road for dog safety and my stuffed dog toy. Anyway just wanted to say thanks, you were wonderful”.

Julie Brockie

Everyone practicing the ‘be a tree’ position

Vikki showing the differences between a ‘happy and relaxed dog’ and a ‘not so relaxed dog’.

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