RSPCA NSW runs courses about animal care and welfare for all age groups.

Early Stage 1

Dog Safety

Students will learn how to safely interact with dogs, covering four key messages:

  1. Looking at dog body language and how they feel i.e., happy, angry, scared
  2. The steps to meeting a dog for the first time
  3. Safe and unsafe situations to interact with dogs
  4. What to do when encountering an unknown dog

Duration: 30 minutes

Group size: 1-3 classes


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PDe-2 identifies people and demonstrates protective strategies that help keep themselves healthy, resilient and safe


Responsible Pet Ownership

Students will learn how to care for dogs and cats and cover important aspects of pet ownership including:

  • Food
  • Water
  • Shelter
  • Grooming
  • Veterinary treatment

Duration: 40 minutes

Group size: 1-2 classes


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Science: STe-3LW-ST explores the characteristics, needs and uses of living things


Frequently asked questions

The welfare of our shelter animals is paramount, so we do not bring live animals to our incursions. We do use life-size plush animals to complement our messages.

We don’t have set fees for our incursions, but as a charity we do ask for a donation. This may be monetary such as a gold coin per student or a collection of items for our shelter animals such a bedding, treats or toys.

Please email our Education team at education@rspcansw.org.au or call us on 02 9782 4478.