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Dog Bite Prevention



Pawsitive Dog Training will participate with Doggone Safe in the International Dog Bite Prevention Challenge. It challenges its presenters to visit schools and educate 50,000 children about dog safety during the months of Mar-May. The Challenge is to celebrate Dog Bite Prevention Week which occurs during the 3rd full week in May. Non-profit Doggone Safe has presenters in 17 countries, 11 Canadian provinces and 43 states in the USA.


Dog bites to children are considered to be a serious public health problem by public health agencies and veterinary medical associations worldwide. Statistics show that most bites are by the family dog or other dog known to the child. “Experts agree that public education has an important role to play in reducing dog bite risk to children, and the Be a Tree program is one of the ways Doggone Safe is contributing”, said Teresa Lewin, vice president and cofounder of Doggone Safe.


Louise Jones is a presenter of the “Be a Tree” dog bite prevention program for school children. The program is delivered by Doggone Safe presenters, veterinary technicians, dog trainers, dog behaviourists, public health nurses, emergency medical services personnel, animal control officers, police officers, teachers and humane educators. Presenters use a teacher kit which contains large format photographs showing dog body language signs, games and activities. Program sponsors can purchase supplementary branded learning materials such as coloring books, paint sheets, a story book, a poster, stickers, bookmarks and fridge magnets. Over 700,000 children worldwide have experienced the Be a Tree presentation since 2004. Through the International Dog Bite Prevention Challenge, Doggone Safe aims to increase this by almost ten percent.


“I love ‘be a tree’ (and ‘be a rock’). It's the best of its kind. This information has to get out there”, said Jean Donaldson – Internationally recognized dog behavior expert, award-winning author and director of the Academy for Dog Trainers.


For more information about the Challenge please visit the Doggone Safe website at Presentations for schools or community groups in Dublin & surrounding areas can be booked directly through Louise Jones.




Established in 2010 by Louise Jones, we aim to promote force-free methods of dog training throughout the country by offering one-to-one training in client's homes and through group classes. We also offer desensitisation sessions for people with a fear of dogs, some of which may be due to being bitten by a dog in the past. We offer presentations to schools and clubs educating children on appropriate interactions with dogs and how to recognise basic body language. We hope that by educating children on how to correctly interact with dogs, we can reduce the number of children being bitten and attacked by dogs, regardless of breed or size.


For more information or to book a visit to your school or club, contact: or call 0877438478