dog bite prevention
Doggone Safe is a non-profit registered in Canada and in the USA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Doggone Safe is dedicated to dog bite prevention though education and dog bite victim support.
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Doggone Safe is challenging its presenters of the Be a Tree program to educate 50,000 children in a single week. The Be a Tree program is an interactive seminar for school children that teaches them how to read dog body language and act safely around dogs.
Link to Be a Tree program information
Month of May to celebrate Dog Bite Prevention Week (May 19-25)
International, but focused in North America. Doggone Safe has presenters in 17 countries, 11 Canadian provinces and 43 states in the USA. Expected participation in the Challenge will be monitored and posted weekly.
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Canada Safety Council, dog bites to children are a significant public health problem. Half of all children are bitten by a dog. Most of these bites are by the family dog or other dog known to the child. Experts agree that education is the best way to reduce dog bite risk.
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Sample interview Q&A about the Challenge
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