Thursday, March 28, 2013

International Dog Bite Prevention Challenge Expanded for 2013

The Challenge will run from March through May 2013. This is by popular demand from presenters who have
requested to be part of the Challenge but schools want to book in March and April.

Doggone Safe challenged its presenters to visit schools and educate 50,000 children about dog safety during March-May. So far 52 presenters have pledged to educate over 30,000 children in six countries, six Canadian provinces and twenty four US states.

The Be a Tree Program

The “Be a Tree” program is a dog bite prevention presentation for school children. The program is delivered by Doggone Safe presenters, veterinary technicians, dog trainers, dog behaviorists, public health nurses, emergency medical services personnel, animal control officers, police officers, teachers and humane educators. Presenters use a teacher kit which contains large format photographs showing dog body language signs, games and activities. Program sponsors can purchase supplementary branded learning materials such as coloring books, paint sheets, a story book, a poster, stickers, bookmarks and fridge magnets. Over 700,000 children worldwide have experienced the Be a Tree presentation since 2004. Through the International Dog Bite Prevention Challenge Doggone Safe intends to increase this number significantly.

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Be a Tree in Regina SK

Thanks to Sally Cleland DVM for sending us news from a Be a Tree presentation she did for the grade 2/3 class at Grant Road School in Regina SK. As always the kids loved to hear from Dr. Sally and the teacher was full of praise for Sally and the Be a Tree program.

Sally wrote to us:
Am forwarding a few photos from the Grade 2/3 Class at Grant Road School here in Regina where last week I delivered the Be a Tree presentation - the teacher LOVED it and had the students work in their journals the following day to determine how much and what they retained - she was EXTREMELY pleased by how much they remembered and forwarded to me these photos of the students holding up their journals with dog bite prevention messages including DOGS DON'T LIKE HUGS AND KISSES, Be a Tree, Be a Rock and the ABCs as major points students recalled.  They also visited as a class.  She has invited me back after Christmas to a "reminder" session and for the students to learn more about dogs!!  I usually introduce myself as "Dr. Sally" and since this is the school my granddaughter now attends I am there fairly regularly and many of these Grade 2/3 students say "Hi Dr. Sally" to me in the hallway - it's so cute!!

Thanks to the students in grade 2/3 of Grant Road School for being great listeners and for sharing their journal entries with us!