Nala Teaches how to Stay Safe around dogs
On Monday we welcomed Katie and her dog Nala into assembly to talk to us about dog safety. We learned there are 9 million dogs in the UK and that dogs’ noses are so sensitive they can smell the equivalent of one drop of sweat in a swimming pool! Katie taught us about what the dog is saying with different body language (for example licking lips or yawning means they are not happy in the situation) and that we should never approach a dog if it is eating or sleeping. We also learnt to WAIT (wait, ask, invite, touch) before stroking a dog, and if there is a bouncy or jumpy dog near us we must “be a tree”. This means crossing our arms (branches), looking down at our feet (roots) and counting in our head until an adult comes to help.