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Oldbury, West Midlands B68 9PA

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Bristnall Hall Academy, Bristnall Hall Lane, Oldbury, West Midlands, B68 9PA

Dexter - Our Nurture Dog

Dexter is a pedigree, black Labrador puppy who started attending the academy following the February half term holiday as our Nurture Dog. Over his first couple of weeks at the academy, Dexter has had a slow introduction to the site, staff and students.

Dexter has completed his Puppy Good Citizenship Training, with a Kennel Club assured provider. Dexter will now be going on to the GCDS Bronze, Silver and Gold Citizenship qualifications, Companionship Training and finishing with the Pets as Therapy Assessment.

As Dexter matures we will be introducing him into the academy curriculum to support our students with their learning. This will include:

  • Reading – Students to read to Dexter to help build their confidence in reading
  • Responsibility and Life Skills – Students responsible for walking and feeding Dexter to learn the importance of taking responsibility for an animal
  • Welfare – Dexter to be involved with students who may require someone to talk to or stroke/play with when feeling overwhelmed
  • Rewards – to be involved in rewarding students, particularly those who have an interest in dogs and would like to be involved in their care.

Dexter is a playful boy, who lives with a member of staff, her family and their two cats. Dexter loves going for walks, playing with his tennis ball and having lots of fuss from the students at the academy. Although a little mischievous, Dexter has settled in well and we look forward to sharing in his adventures.

If you are attending the academy and suffer from a phobia or allergy to dogs please inform reception so we can ensure that you don’t not have unnecessary contact with Dexter.

Have any questions about Dexter – please email rbeardsworth@bha.attrust.org.uk

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