Dog education

​​​​​​​Our Animal Education and Control Team is very focused on educating people about dogs and dog behaviour. Each year the we investigate numerous dog attacks - but many of these types of attacks can be preventable. 

That's why we offer a variety of free educational services. Our aim is not to be the ambulance at the bottom of the cliff, but to prevent dog attacks through education.​ 

As well as taking advantage of our education services, we provide a wealth of information online about dogs, responsible dog ownership, caring for your dog, safety around dogs and dog registration. 

We also hold regular dog-related events so our community can learn about dogs and safety around dogs in a fun environment - for example, our Paws in the Pool​ event.

Our dog education services

  • One-on-one education with dog owners having problems with their dogs.
  • One-on-one education with people recovering from a dog bite incident.
  • Corporate education for businesses that have to encounter dogs as part of their job.
  • Visiting schools, daycare centres and kindergartens to talk about keeping safe around dogs.
  • Contributing to and supporting dog obedience clubs by sharing our knowledge with them.
  • Delivering community education programmes at community centres.
  • Being involved with the 'Dogs 101' education programme at the University of Waikato.
  • Teaching people how to prevent dog bites.
  • Behavioural assessments for dogs.

If you are interested in one of the educational services we provide, contact our Animal Education and Control Team​ to discuss what you need and/or to make a booking.

Below - a typical education presentation for kindergarten children

Page reviewed: 17 Aug 2016 3:40pm