Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Doggone Safe Across the US and Canada Scholarship (NU, AL, LA, NE)

Doggone Safe has Be a Tree presenters in 47 US states and 10 Canadian provinces and 2 territories. Part of our goal during this year's International Dog Bite Prevention Challenge is to have a presenter in every state, province and territory.

To help make this happen we have teamed up with Family Paws Parent Education to offer full scholarships to new presenters in the following areas of the US and Canada:
We will award 4 scholarships, one for each area. Please pass this on to your colleagues in these areas.

Click here for more information and to obtain the necessary application documents

The Scholarship

The chosen candidates will receive:
  • Be a Tree teacher kit (value $100)
  • 1 Year free membership in Doggone Safe (value $25)
  • Access to Be a Tree training webinars (value $30)
  • Materials and training to become a presenter for the Dogs & Storks and the Dogs and Baby Connection programs from FPPE (value $650)
  • 1 Year free license for use of FPPE materials (value $100)

This is NOT a random draw. You must meet the entrance requirements and be willing to sign license agreements with both Doggone Safe and Family Paws Parent Education.

The requirements as as follows:

Dog-Related Experience Requirements: 
  • Dog training and/or behaviour consulting experience, 5 years or more.
  • Commitment to continuing education.
  • Commitment to positive-reinforcement based training methods.
  • Provide 2 professional references (veterinarian, professor, dog trainer, dog behaviour consultant).
  • List professional certifications/qualifications related to dog training/behaviour.

Public Speaking or Teaching Experience Requirements: 
  • Comfortable and experienced at teaching or speaking to a group.
  • Provide 1 reference that can attest to speaking ability.
  • List professional certifications/qualifications related to teaching/lecturing.
Other Requirements: 
  • Join FPPE presenter yahoo group
  • Sign the FPPE license agreement
  • Pay license fee after the first year ($100 per year) if you wish to maintain the license
  • Collaborate well with others
  • View the 9 online pre recorded courses
  • Go through FPPE guidebook
  • Own your own laptop computer and projector capable of playing PowerPoint presentation with videos. Be familiar with the use of this equipment.

FREE Be a Tree Presenter Training

Hey Be a Tree presenters! We are pleased to offer a FREE teleconference with expert Be a Tree presenter Jennifer Shryock.
Date: May 9, 2013
Time: 10 AM (Eastern Time)
This will be a question and answer session with discussion of presenting the Be a Tree program. New and experienced presenters are all welcome. Please join us and bring your questions and words of advice and make this a great learning experience for everyone!

This is a FREE session, but registration is required.

Click here to register and receive the instructions for joining the call

We hope you can join us live, but we will be recording the session so that you can listen later if you want.

We encourage you to prepare for the teleconference, by watching our training webinars beforehand. Bring your questions, comments and suggestions to the teleconference. We have reduced the price of the webinars to the member's only price of $5 each until May 31.

Be a Tree Training Webinars ON SALE

Our recorded Be a Tree webinars are on sale for the member's price of $5 each as part of our commitment to the International Dog Bite Prevention Challenge. This is $10 off the regular public price of $15 each. A terrific bargain!

There are two 1 hour long webinars hosted by Jennifer Shryock. Click on the links for more details and to register.

1) Introduction to the Be a Tree program
2) How to adapt the Be a Tree program for kids of various ages and for larger group sizes