Be Doggone Smart at Work - Online
Be Doggone Smart at Work is an occupational dog bite prevention and dog safety course for service providers and workers who may encounter dogs on the job. The purpose of this course is to provide workers with the tools they need to prevent dog bites on the job.
This course focuses on prevention and not on defense. It is not possible nor advisable to teach people to fight a dog off or to use defensive weapons such as mace or other devices. These do not work and are likely to provoke an adverse reaction from the dog. Doggone Safe teaches people to read dog body language, assess the risks of a situation in a logical manner and to act appropriately to prevent interactions with dogs on the job. We provide education not entertainment (although the program is fun and engaging, with lots of video and an interactive risk assessment segment).
When you choose the Be Doggone Smart at Work course you are not getting advice from just one person. You are getting the collective wisdom and experience of the Doggone Safe management team, its consultants and experienced, trained presenters. Doggone Safe is an internationally recognized leader in dog bite prevention through education.
The topics covered in the course are:
- Why do dogs bite?
- Interpreting dog body language
- Bite risk assessment
- Course of action
- The role of fear
View a PDF demo
with working video links (must be connected to the internet)
The online course has explanatory narration on every slide (not included in the demo) and includes a full set of course notes. Click here
to enroll in the online course.
The on-line course is $50 per person. Various pricing options are available depending on the size of your group, the length of time students need to be enrolled in the course and how you want to to pay. The per person charge can be much lower depending on your needs and the size of your group. Ask for a customized quote.
Testimonials (from presenter led sessions)
Workers who have attended a Doggone Safe presentation have generally given a ranking of 4 or 5 on a scale of 1-5 for learning, enjoyment and whether they would recommend it to others. Here
are some comments from attendees:
“Great program and very well presented”. Meter Reader
“I highly recommend this. Well done !!” Power Worker
“Dog body language is very helpful and interesting”. Meter Reader
“A++, a great course for everybody”. Cable Installer
“Very good risk assessments done during videos”. Meter Reader
“Very informative and enjoyable presentation. Thank you”. Meter Reader
“Educational, great seminar”. Cable Installer
“Great! Thank you”. Cable Installer
“Very informative program”. Cable Installer
“Good Job – very informative”. Power Worker
“I really enjoyed the presentation!! Very good information!! Oh My God!!” Power Worker
“Very interesting, will really help me to read how dogs are reacting”. Power Worker
“Very good information. Will make you stop and think about dogs in the work area. Never really
thought about dogs when approaching work, unless challenged by dogs”. Power Worker
Who Can Benefit
Anyone who may encounter dogs on the job will benefit from the information presented in the Be Doggone Smart at Work program. Examples of service providers and workers who may benefit from dog bite prevention education include:
- Power workers
- Cable and satellite installers
- Phone workers
- Utility workers
- Police services
- Fire services
- EMS workers
- Environmental control officers
- Home inspectors
- Building inspectors
- Bylaw officers
- Real estate agents
- Insurance agents
- Landscapers, home maintenance
- Social services providers
- Visiting nurses/home care providers
- Courier/delivery companies
- Personal financial consultants
- Any worker who must visit people's homes
Frequently Asked QuestionsFAQ page for the online course.
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