On the 5th of March, a lady from dog trust came in and taught us how to be safe around dogs. She told us how to react around dogs. She said, “stand still and cross your arms on your chest if you are scared, or if a big dog knocks you down, get to your knees as fast as possible, cup your hands and put them on your head and curl into a ball. She also reminded us of the importance of picking up your dog’s poo because people who are visually impaired or blind often use wheelchairs or canes and when they fold up their cane or use their hands to push their wheelchair dog poo gets on their hands. The lady also gave us certificates for being good dog owners. We had great craic and we learned how to take care and protect our dogs.
By Sophie Leahy and Lily Hegarty