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SEMINAR: Be-A-Tree

This 60 minutes presentation is aimed at families and children from Kindergarten through Elementary school. NO DOGS, PLEASE!

Did you know that around 50% of children will have been bitten by a dog by the time they reach 12 years of age?

THE MAJORITY OF CHILDREN GET BITTEN BY A DOG THEY KNOW. It could be the family dog, a friend's dog or nana's dog.

Evidence that children do not know how to read dog body language

Cowichan Canine offers all families - whether you have a dog or not! - to take advantage of this presentation on dog bite prevention. Lisbeth Plant ACDBC UW-AAB KPACTP CBATI is a licensed Be-A-Tree presenter for the non-profit organization Doggone Safe. This organization is dedicated to promoting education for the purpose of dog bite prevention and increased child safety around dogs, as well as to provide support for dog bite victims.

The Be A Tree-programme is aimed at elementary school children, but it also works well for children 5-6 years of age. The presentation itself takes 45-60 minutes, but we also allow for a break and we do a lot of role play to help the children memorize the message.

The presentation includes careful listening as well as physical activities in the form of games and role play.

 

 

 

From doggonesafe.com:

Doggone Safe Mission and Mandate

Doggone Safe! Mission Statement

To promote education initiatives for the purpose of dog bite prevention and increased child safety around dogs and to provide support for dog bite victims.

Many of these originate from a Coroner's Jury Recommendations into the mauling death eight year-old Courtney Trempe in 1998 by a neighbour's dog.  Download the jury recommendations

Doggone Safe! Mandate

  • to provide low-cost educational materials for use in schools

  • to provide low-cost educational materials for use by community health departments

  • to provide educational materials to veterinarians for office display

  • to provide educational materials to family physicians for office display

  • to provide information and resources on raising puppies and training dogs in ways that do not promote aggression

  • to provide information and resources for parents and expectant parents with dogs

  • to provide information and resources for professionals who must visit or enter the homes of people with dogs during the course of their job

  • to promote the need for trauma counseling for dog bite victims and to provide victim support services

  • to provide services for dog bite victims and their families

 

 

 

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What Clients Are Saying:

Thanks so much Bev. You are a great teacher! We learned soooo much...myself as well as Bindi!! Wanted to take the time to give you and Cowichan Canine a big THANK YOU!

Marilyn & Bindi
Ladysmith

Just want to thank you Lisbeth and also Bev and Karen for the excellent training that Lily and I have enjoyed so much. I know Lily has enough for a pass now but we really are aiming for distinction. We are working hard at home as well to see if we can get this. Lily is so improved now. My husband says that in the mornings when he is playing ball off leash with her that she no longer runs at other dogs, she just ignores them now. I noticed when I took her to another trainer in the summer she was always panting and anxious. At Cowichan Canine she is just so happy and cannot wait to get in the door. It is her favourite place so obviously what you are doing is right and the place has great vibes for dogs. She has not reacted to the dogs in the classes either but is always wagging her tail. I am very grateful for this. We will be back in December and want to go onto greater things in advanced and we are both looking forward to it. Going to bring my other dog Cole as well.

Susan
Maple Bay, BC

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