What if my child fears dogs? Will they be forced to be in the same room as the dog?

The dog will be kept in Mrs Schwartz’s Office and Mrs Schwartz will ensure the school dog GUS only meets with children who are happy to have contact with him and where there has been no refusal of permission by parents, this will be under strict supervision. A pupil will not be forced to be in contact with the dog at any time against their wishes. We hope to work closely with parents of children who are fearful of dogs to alleviate their fear and to teach them how to manage this using evidence-based interventions such as graded exposure.