The Be A Tree Educational Program - Keeping Future Generations Safe!
The Be a Tree program is a dog bite prevention seminar program for school-age children. This program focuses on fun and interactive activities to teach children how to read dog body language and how to act safely around both their own dog and strange dogs.
The Be a Tree program is supported by a teacher kit that presenters use to ensure a consistent and accurate presentation. The program and the kit have been developed and reviewed by experts and are designed for use by classroom teachers and presenters.
Half of all kids are bitten by a dog by the time they are 12 years old. A good percentage of these bites are from a dog the child knows. join our growing list of Be a Tree Presenters and help educate your local community
The program is designed to be delivered either through a computer, laptop or projector or through posters and interactive activities
Be a Tree Presenter Members Receive a $25.00 Voucher of the Be a Tree Kit
The new look Be A Tree program features a streamlined logo, a revamped website, and an updated teacher kit for presenters to ensure a consistent and accurate delivery. The program and kit have been developed and reviewed by canine behavior and training experts, and are tailored for classroom teachers and registered Be A Tree presenters to deliver via desktop computer, laptop, projector, or posters and interactive, educational sessions.
The program also features a host of clean, new, educational graphics depicting examples of typical canine body language -- such as fear, anger, anxiety, happiness and stress -- created by renowned canine artist, Lili Chin, and focuses on a range of fun, innovative activities for participating children, including learning to "speak dog," being a detective and searching for clues in a dog's behavior, and an interactive game featuring photos of dogs in a variety of emotional states that asks the question: "Would you pet this dog?" based on what the children have learned during the presentation.
Watch this short sample of the Be a Tree Presentation with narration. Click here to see a description of the entire program that can be delivered through a smart phone, laptop, posters or a full audio visual set up. Click here to watch a short movie of the entire presentation.
Four Kit Options Now Available
The new Be a Tree Kit is available as four options depending on whether you want to deliver the program to private training clients, small or large groups using a smart phone, laptop or full audio visual set up. You may personalize the presentation method to meet your audiences educational needs. Click here to view all of the component descriptions. If you join Doggone safe as a Be a Tree Presenter you will have access to many more support resources and membership benefits.
Be a Tree Kit Options & Descriptions1. The Mobile BAT Kit
The Mobile BAT option is for presenters who want to deliver the Be a Tree Presentation from a tablet or laptop using a high-quality PDF file. This can also be printed out and used as a manual presentation for private training clients or families. (Supportive posters can be purchased separately).
The Mobile BAT option is for presenters who want to deliver the Be a Tree Presentation from tablet or laptop using a high-quality PDF file or deliver it via a computer using the recorded presentation without audio so it can be stopped and started for your own pace of delivery. This can also be printed out and used as a manual presentation for private training clients or families. (Supportive posters can be purchased separately).
The kit contains:
The Be a Tree Deluxe Kit includes all of the presenter file options, a full set of “Would You Pet this Dog” posters and Canine Communication Posters. This deluxe kit prepares you to deliver the program to private training clients or large groups, your choice! You will be ready to deliver it with the manual posters or using the recorded PowerPoint presentations and audio visual support.
The kit contains:
The Be a Tree Deluxe Kit includes all of the presenter file options, a full set of high quality art for the “Would You Pet this Dog” posters and Canine Communication Posters. This deluxe kit prepares you to deliver the program to private training clients or large groups, your choice! You will be ready to deliver it with your printed manual posters or using the recorded PowerPoint presentations and audio visual support.
The kit contains:
Please note that the purchase of downloadable posters gives you the right to print them for your individual use only. The art cannot be distributed or forwarded to a third party.
"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."Kathy Wolff - Mosaic Dog Training. Basic Manners Dog Trainer and Responsible Dog Ownership Educator, Watertown All Breed Community