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Kennel Club And Scottish Kennel Club team up
to keep children safe and sound around dogs

The Kennel Club and Scottish Kennel Club are working together to promote child safety around dogs by holding a Safe and Sound Seminar in Edinburgh on Saturday 25th October 2008. The seminar is designed to educate both children and adults, and bring a greater understanding of dog behaviour by raising awareness of simple measures needed to keep children safe around dogs, wherever they are.

The seminar is open to anyone but it is targeted at those concerned about or involved with the safety of children. Teachers, parents and the media are particularly encouraged to attend.
The seminar format will include an insight into the Kennel Club’s Safe and Sound scheme and an introduction to its new initiative called the Active Schools Programme. Expert dog behaviourist Carolyn Menteith will address the seminar to discuss the subject of adult and child relationships with dogs and the issues which can cause an aggressive reaction from a dog. There will also be a special discussion about the important role the media has to play.

The Safe and Sound scheme is an educational resource that proactively helps to prevent the occurrence of dog biting incidents involving children. The scheme services are featured through a website,, free which provides free resources for teachers to promote the scheme within schools.

The seminar is free to attend, although places must be pre-booked and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Those who wish to attend should contact the Scottish Kennel Club on 0131 665 3920.