Be A Tree Program
The Be a Tree program is an ONLINE dog bite prevention seminar program for school-age children. This program focuses on fun and interactive activities to teach children how to read dog body language and how to act safely around both their own dog and strange dogs.
The Be a Tree program is supported by a teacher kit that presenters use to ensure a consistent and accurate presentation. The program and the kit have been developed and reviewed by experts and are designed for use by classroom teachers and presenters.
Half of all kids are bitten by a dog by the time they are 12 years old. A good percentage of these bites are from a dog the child knows.
The program is designed to be delivered either through a computer, laptop or projector or through posters and interactive activities.
Dog Bite Prevention Education
Children learn to read dog body language and how to act safely around dogs by looking at large format photographs and by playing interactive games. The Be a Tree program is unique in its use of several different teaching strategies, its focus on physical activity and its emphasis on positive messages. Instead of telling children “don’t do this and don’t do that”, the Be a Tree program empowers them with the knowledge they need to make safe decisions based on the body language and the actions of the dog and the situation at hand. The central message of the program is “Be a Tree” (stand still and quiet and don’t look at the dog) if a strange dog approaches or any dog is causing concern or becoming too frisky.
For More Information here are a couple links for you to check out:
Doggone Safe Site
Other sites Promoting Program
This program is for children ages 5 to 12 years old.
The Program will be sent in a as a MP4 format.
This can be played on your computer or phone.
Total time for the program including tests and feedback is around 1 Hour.
How to start:
First email AskK9Connection@gmail.com and include your name, child participant name, address, contact number. Please note that all emails are private and confidential!
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ALL BE A TREE PROGRAMS ARE FREE FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2021
“Dog attacks are the number one public health problem of children, with more than half of children bitten by age 12” - Dr. Dan Simpson, spokesperson for the Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association. Dog bites are not just a normal part of childhood; they are traumatic and largely preventable. In Canada more than 470,000 people are bitten by dogs each year, and the United States the figure is 10-times higher.
According to Health Canada and the American Veterinary Medical Association, the majority of the victims are children, the most common bite site is the face and most of the biters are family pets belonging to the victim, a friend, neighbour or relative. Experts agree that education can play a strong role in reducing dog bite risk to children.
Doggone Safe is a non-profit organization dedicated to dog bite prevention education. With offices in the US and Canada and a growing team of dog bite prevention educators, Doggone Safe offers your business an opportunity to partner with a local presenter to bring the fun and innovative “Be a Tree” dog bite prevention education program to school children in your area.
The “Be a Tree” program uses large format photos of real dogs, activities and interactive games to teach children to read dog body language and to be a tree (stand still) if a strange dog approaches or any dog is too frisky or is bothering them. The program is described in more detail in an attachment to this letter.
Further information and testimonials can be found at the Doggone Safe website (www.doggonesafe.com).
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