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Spread the word about #DogSafety

dog safety image of a woman with a dog

Leading animal welfare organisations have teamed up to produce a shareable infographic to encourage safe interactions with dogs.

Recently we’ve seen several tragic dog attack fatalities, so it’s paramount that families are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to enjoy spending time with their dogs safely. 

The Canine and Feline Sector Group Dog Safety Code highlights three crucial messages that all dog owners and families need to know:


  • Be alert – Always keep an eye on your dog around kids. Never leave them alone together 
  • Be aware – Dogs use signals to tell us how they feel – What is your dog telling you?
  • Be safe – Any dog can bite. Accidents happen fast.

Be dog safe flyer

We’re encouraging safeguarding partners to display and share the infographic as widely as possible to get the #DogSafety message out there.

Available in digital and print versions – download from the Canine and Feline Sector Group website https://www.cfsg.org.uk/dog-safety/

More information can be found at: https://www.cfsg.org.uk/dog-safety/

The Dog Safety Code encourages everyone to be alert, aware and – most importantly – safe around dogs.

We are a nation of dog lovers and dogs are often part of the family, so it is vital that both parents and children are equipped with the knowledge they need to enjoy spending time with dogs safely.  

We know that sometimes dog bites can happen because of certain circumstances or because we miss important signals from dogs. Being dog safe and following the Dog Safety Code can help to prevent that from happening.

Dog Safety Code Triangle

Images kindly provided by CattleDog Publishing, a division of Veterinary Information Network, Inc www.cattledogpublishing.com 

Spread the word about #DogSafety

We want as many people as possible to display and share the Dog Safety Code to get the #DogSafety message out there.

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Know the signs

Dogs will show signals through their body language to you. Below you can see some of the most used signals dogs give us to show us if they are worried, scared or need some space.

Dogs Trust Body Language poster

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