Please meet Albert, our school dog. Joydens Wood Junior School’s Dog ‘Albert’ lives with our Headteacher, Mrs Watson, and her family. Albert is a very caring and well behaved six year old King Charles Spaniel who has the right temperament to and has become a real asset to Joydens Wood Junior School.
Albert has public liability insurance, this means he can come into school. Albert regularly visits the vet for check-ups. Whilst he is there they administer worm and flea treatments as well as make adjustments to his food intake to ensure he remains a healthy weight.
While the Albert’s school 'home' will be the office areas, children do interact with him under strict supervision at certain times of the week as long as parental permission has been given.
Whilst moving around the school, Albert is kept on a short lead and is always with an adult. We hope the children will gain a great deal of enjoyment from having their school dog and that he becomes an established part of life at JWJS.
Why do we have Albert, our School Dog?
Many people have studied dogs in attempts to decipher their behaviour, and the theories abound. However, you just have to witness the interactions between dogs and children to realise the potential for greatness. With the proper training and supervision, a dog can enrich a child’s life. After all, dogs are basically four-legged children who never grow up!
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