Health and Safety

Interactions with dogs can present serious health and safety risks. Employers have a duty of care toward employees who may come into contact with dogs during their daily duties. 

Providing personnel with simple strategies to avoid risky interactions with dogs can help to improve workplace health and safety.

The Dog Safety Seminar is ideal for those who may not work directly with dogs but may come into contact with them such as meter readers, couriers, postal workers or door to door activities. 

The Safe Dog Handling Workshop is ideal for those who have direct contact with dogs. 

Dog Safety Seminar

This two hour seminar is aimed at increasing awareness and safety around dogs by improving participants' knowledge of canine behaviour and signalling.

The seminar is provided on site as employee support to those who are likely to come in contact with dogs during their daily duties such as meter readers, couriers and postal workers.

The seminar covers:

  • Introduction to canine behaviour and signalling
  • Staying safe
  • Preventing escalation
  • Managing interactions with dogs

Attendance can help to reduce the risks associated with working in proximity to dogs and reduce the likelihood of dog bite incidents. 

Participants receive a certificate of attendance.

Seminar per group: €200 (plus mileage outside of Dublin)

Safe Dog Handling Workshop

This full day workshop covers important instruction & practice in defensive dog handling techniques.

We emphasise the importance of developing skill and knowledge in identifying potentially unsafe situations and techniques to diffuse such interactions. 

The goal of this workshop is to raise awareness, improving safety during interactions with dogs.

The workshop covers:

  • Assessing safety
  • Canine signalling
  • Preventing and managing aggressive behaviour
  • Tools and techniques for safe handling
  • Defensive handling skills
  • Dealing with bites and attacks

Attendance can help to reduce the risks associated with working with dogs and reduce the likelihood of dog bite incidents.

Participants receive a certificate of attendance.

Workshop (per person): €90
Group rate; 10 or more: €80