Children's three legged friend

A three-legged dog is visiting schools in the Scottish Borders to teach children about road safety.

Three legged dog helps children learn road safety

Children are often told to stop, look and listen when it comes to road safety. But in the Scottish Borders the message is being delivered to schools by a special visitor.

Springer Spaniel Jon has personal experience about the dangers of the road after he was run over by a car as a puppy. As a result of the accident he only has three legs.

Jenny Longden went to meet him at Glendinning Terrace Primary School in Galashiels today.

Children 'remember Jon's message'

The owner of a three-legged dog says her pooch's story helps children to remember to stop, look and listen at the roadside.

Jon lost a leg after being hit by a car as a puppy.

"I fostered Jon following his accident nine years ago and within weeks I decided to keep him. He is great with children, and I think his story helps them to remember the road safety message.

"They always say how lovely he is, then they notice his missing leg and then they listen to the story and remember Jon's message."

– Sheena Chappell, who owns Jon

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You can teach an old dog new tricks!

Sheena Chappell and Jon the spaniel Credit: ITV News

A three-legged dog is visiting schools in the Scottish Borders to teach children about road safety.

Springer Spaniel Jon lost his leg when he was run over by a car as a puppy.

Now aged 10, owner Sheena Chappell takes her pet round schools to show children the dangers of the road.The pair volunteer for charity Pets as Therapy.