Leicester Animal Aid
Does your child need to build their confidence around dogs?
At Leicester Animal Aid, we’re not just interested in the current generation of pets and pet owners, we want to work with the next, too!
Our K9 Kids sessions raise children’s confidence around dogs and help them to understand how to behave around dogs that they might meet out and about. They’re also a chance for children to practice meeting and greeting a real dog, the gentle Golden Retriever, Blaize, pictured above. The sessions are suitable both for children who already like dogs and want to learn a bit more about them and those who are wary and would like to practice meeting a dog in a safe, controlled environment.
The sessions are held at the Centre in Huncote. They are led by a trainer who is qualified in working safely with children and dogs and has years of experience.
K9 Kids is free and is suitable for children aged 5-16.
Refreshments and a take-home pack will also be provided free of charge. LAA are able to do this because they have funding from the Co-op Local communities Fund to run 8 sessions in all. The first ones are in the Easter holidays and we will pop the summer dates on the website shortly. You can read more and book your child onto one of the sessions through the button below.
Blaize is an ex breeding dog for a guide dogs charity. This means that many of her puppies have gone on to help blind and visually impaired people all over the UK. She is gentle and kind and is very experienced with children. She is looking forward to meeting local families.