Doggone SafeDoggone Safe is a 501(c)3 registered non profit in the United States. Doggone Safe has members and "Be a Tree" Presenters in more than 30 countries. Here at Doggone Safe we are dedicated to dog bite prevention through education and awareness. Our mission is to promote education initiatives for the purpose of dog bite prevention and increased safety around dogs and to provide support for dog bite victims.
Doggone Safe Mission and Mandate
Doggone Safe! Mission StatementTo 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
Dogs are amazing animals. They love us unconditionally. They protect our homes. They find lost children. They fetch the newspaper. They swim. They lie by the fire. They pull sleds in the snow. They predict seizures and sniff out cancer cells. They lead the blind. They hear for the deaf. They comfort the elderly. They leap from helicopters to rescue the drowning. They roll in dead stuff. They chase the cat. They dig up the garden. They die for us in war time. They sniff out drugs and bombs. They pull wheelchairs. They race agility courses. They steal the remote. They warm our feet and our hearts
Despite 12,000 years of living with dogs, they remain largely misunderstood by humans.
When a dog bites we interpret this in human terms. In most cases the bite is a normal dog behavior. The dog that bites is not necessarily a mean dog or a bad dog - he is just a dog. To prevent dog bites we need to understand what motivates the dog to bite and reduce risk through modification of both human and dog behavior.