Melinda also taught us how to be safe if we meet a dog that is angry and its owner is not around. We must follow four steps:
|Stand very still.|
Hands down by your side
|Be as quiet as a mouse.|
Look at the ground.
If we see a dog and its owner, there are special steps we need to follow if we would like to pat the dog.
|Walk up slowly and stop.|
Ask the owner - "May I pat your dog?"
|Hold your fist out to let the dog smell it.|
Then gently stroke the dogs back.
It was wonderful to hear the Preps use the discoveries they had made at the RSPCA and all they had learnt from looking after the chicks to make connections with the learning Melinda presented.