'Keeping ourselves safe near dogs' is an educational resource for schools and anyone attempting to teach children about how to see things from a dog's point of view.  It emphasises how alike dogs and humans may be in their emotional responses and how the behaviour of others may result in an escalation towards aggression. 

The resource has been published under the auspices of ASAB (Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour) and is available to download from:


Times Educational Supplement



Animal Behaviour and Training Council



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 The resource is also available to download below.


Keeping ourselves safe near dogs 1.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.3 MB
Keeping ourselves safe near dogs 2.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.1 MB
DDA section from 'Demystifying Dog Behaviour for Veterinarians'
My experience of the Dangerous Dogs Act - why extending the breed ban to include XL Bullies may be an unmitigated disaster.
DDA section from book.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 224.1 KB
Table comparing bull breed standards
Table includes the UK Government XL Bully standard and illustrates how using breed standards to identify potential danger is an utter nonsense and always has been.
Table comparing bull breed standards.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 137.8 KB