Know somebody who has been bitten by a dog?
Become your community’s dog bite prevention expert keeping future generations safe with our comprehensive educational programs.

 
 
 
 

Know somebody who has been bitten by a dog?
Become your community’s dog bite prevention expert
keeping future generations safe with
our comprehensive educational programs.

Know somebody who has been bitten by a dog?
Become your community’s dog bite prevention expert
keeping future generations safe
with our comprehensive educational programs.

Know somebody who has been bitten by a dog?
Become your community’s dog bite prevention expert
keeping future generations safe
with our comprehensive educational programs.

 

Welcome To Doggone safe 

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Get Started Helping Educate Your Local Community 

There are three levels of membership within Doggone safe.

  1. Individual members. Join today and gain access to lots of educational resources to use in your educational activities. You can proudly fly the Doggone safe member badge. You can then supplement your membership with one or both of the programs below. 
  • Dog Bite Prevention Educator – Gain access to more resources and become your community expert on Dog Bite Prevention. First, you must complete and pass the Dog Bite Prevention Educator Program. As soon as you qualify let us know and we can upgrade your membership and include you in our Dog Bite Prevention Educator directory
  •  Be a Tree Presenter – 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 dogs and strange dogs. You can access the program here. Let us know as soon as you have the program and we can supplement your membership with access to additional resources. 

 

Doggone Safe! Mission Statement

To promote education initiatives for the purpose of dog bite prevention and increased child safety around dogs. To provide tools and resources to professional dog trainers, behavior consultants and pet care professionals to support dog bite prevention education. 

Doggone Safe! Mandate

  • to provide low-cost educational materials for use in schools
  • to provide low-cost educational materials for use by community health departments
  • to provide educational materials to veterinarians for office display
  • to provide educational materials to family physicians for office display
  • to provide information and resources on raising puppies and training dogs in ways that do not promote aggression
  • to provide information and resources for parents and expectant parents with dogs
  • to provide information and resources for professionals who must visit or enter the homes of people with dogs during the course of their job

 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 wartime. 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.