Pet Responsible Ownership Program

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Today a lady from the Pet Responsible Ownership Program visited us at school with her dog.


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Primary School Program

Cartoon of someone scaring a dog.

Never intentionally frighten a dog.

The Primary School program is aimed at 5-12 year olds and has been delivered to over 1 million Victorian primary school children. It visits approximately 800 primary schools each year.

The Program includes a dog visit, multimedia tools, role play, song and story time.

Cartoon depiction of a happy dog.

Happy Dog.

The Program focuses on teaching students about dog safety:

  • when dogs should be left alone
  • things we should not do to dogs
  • how can you tell if a dog is happy, frightened or angry
  • a safe way to approach and greet a dog
  • what to do if approached by an unknown or aggressive dog.
Photo of a dog in the dog visit program.

Dog visits are an integral part of the program.

The Program also introduces and develops the following concepts:

  • choosing an appropriate pet general welfare and husbandry
  • the importance of identification and registration
  • confinement and housing, exercise and training.

There are a range of presentations designed to target the specific audiences in relation to grade level, prior knowledge and learning modes.