This week we have been taking part in workshops on how to be 'Dog Smart'. We learnt that dogs all have different personalities and feelings so we can never know how friendly a dog might be. We practised how to stroke a dog that belongs to someone else, making sure that the first thing we do is ask the owner for permission and wait for the dog to approach us. We also practised what to do if a dog comes up to us that we don't want near us, or if a dog jumps up at us. We learnt when to leave a dog alone if it is busy and interested in something else, and always allow them to be able to move and make choices (no hugging!). We were really proud of the children's engagement and active listening during the workshops - well done!