The NSW Government has three education programs targeting responsible pet ownership and safe pet interaction.
- ‘We Are Family’ – targeting the child and pet relationship from pregnancy to preschool years.
- ‘Living Safely with Dogs’ – targeting 4 – 5 year old pre-school children.
- ‘Living Safely with Pets’ – targeting 5 – 8 year old primary school children.
The programs aim to educate parents and children about how to interact safely with pets.
We are Family (www.wearefamily.nsw.gov.au)
Pet Town (www.pets.nsw.gov.au) – Victor and Victoria’s Pet Town is an animated interactive tool for children based on the programs’ safety messages. A tablet version has also been developed and is available free in App stores.
Pet Education Program – To register your interest in having the Responsible Pet Education Program delivered within your school or centre, please email a request to firstname.lastname@example.org.