Free Safe and Hound Dog Bite Prevention Program

Athlone Animal Welfare is offering primary schools the opportunity to avail of the Safe and Hound Dog Bite Prevention Program.

The program is innovative and interactive and best of all will be delivered FREE of CHARGE.

Statistics show that up to half of all children are bitten by a dog by the time they are 12 years old. Dog bites are considered to be a serious problem.

Most bites are by the family dog or other dog known to the child and can be prevented through education.

Through the program children learn to read dog body language and how to act safely around dogs. Unique is its use of several different teaching strategies, its focus on physical activity and its emphasis on positive messages.

Should your school be interested please get in contact as soon as possible as opportunities to avail of the program are limited.

Register your schools interest by emailing