Welcome To Doggone Safe
Doggone Safe is a US-based 501(c)3 non-profit with over 1400 members in more than 30 countries. Our goal is to educate children, families and dog owners about dog body language, safe training methods and how to act safely around dogs to prevent dog bites. Our flagship bite prevention program is called Be a Tree and it has been delivered to nearly 1 million children worldwide. We also support dog bite victims with information and through our dog bite victim support group.
Education Is Key To Safety
There are several ways you can get involved and help Doggone Safe advocate and educate for Dog Bite Safety. Join us today and have access to all of our resources to use in your educational activities. Click here Become a licensed "Be a Tree Presenter". This program provides you with the tools and support to actively and safely educate children in your community to "Speak Dog" Learn more here. This is a fun and educational program that has educated thousands of children over the last few years. Maybe you are looking to schedule a presentation for your group, click here to find a presenter.
Learn How To Speak Dog!
Learn about canine communication and social behavior. Understand the rich language of canines. The graphics below show you how dogs clearly communicate when they are scared, uncomfortable or simply need space.
What Presenters Say About The "Be A Tree Program"
Kathy Wolff - Basic Manners Dog Trainer and Responsible Dog Ownership Educator, Watertown All Breed Community
"Doggone Safe is an excellent dog bite prevention program because it teaches children and their parents to read dog body language. This skill is on the front line of prevention. When you can understand what the dog is saying, you can better manage the environment to prevent any unfortunate situations. Also, teaching children to respect another living being is so very important. Respect for a dog will create a safe environment. Doggone Safe, using pictures with easy to understand explanations and interactive role playing help children and parents understand how to respect and respond to a dog. Their support and partnership with other areas of dog bite safety such as Dogs and Storks, and on line seminars for adults who are in fields of work where they encounter dogs makes this a very well rounded program."