When we have a new dog come into our school we first preform an induction.
Inductions can take up to 60 minutes and it allows us to assess if the dog would be suitable for a day school environment. We ask owners to stay in reception as to not distract the dogs and so we can see how the dogs react without their owners present as this can sometimes influence a dog’s behaviour. We one by one introduce the new dog to our day school dogs keeping them on trial lines for safety. Our staff are trained to look for both good and bad behaviours in the dog and assess them.
Once the induction is passed the dogs can then be booked in for full or half days in school and we continuously assess their behaviours.