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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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Dear Lisbeth, Those of us who are devoted dog owners are fortunate to have this gem of a facility here in the Cowichan Valley. These qualified, experienced, good humored and kind-hearted ladies have been so helpful to this “experienced” lifelong dog family with hell puppy Radar. New insights and practices prove you can teach these old dogs’ new tricks. And a program so reasonably priced too. It’s not that often these days you get such value for your dollar. Really. These last couple of months have been fun watching our little land shark morph into a loving and disciplined member of our family. We have so much respect for Karen, who worked with us in our Foundation training, with her amazing lengthy qualifications and down to earth sense of humor. She’s such a fantastic teacher! Our little grad Radar will now enter into her graduate studies - Scent Detection. Such Fun! Thank You

John, Joanna, Rosie and Radar Blaszczyk
Duncan, BC

Last week I had to take True to the vet because he had an ear infection. He bounced into the office with me as if he was going to the park, he was friendly with the girls at the front desk. We went in the examination room and he was fine, happily sniffing every square inch of the floor. He was happy to see the vet and even though his ear was sore he didn't do anything when she swabbed it. True didn't enjoy having his anal glands expelled but he didn't struggle or make a peep. I was so proud of him. The vet said she was amazed at how well behaved he was and how he had come such a long way, and she complimented me on my training. Thank you so much for all your help.

Wendy Neumann & True the Bouiver
Reactive Dog Programme student, Duncan, BC

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