Community Education Programs

Educational Tools

A Kids’ Comprehensive Guide to Speaking Dog! Available NOW

A fun, interactive, educational resource to help the whole family understand canine communication. Keep future generations safe by learning to “speak dog!” The perfect tool for parents, educators, dog trainers, and behavior specialists to use in support of family pet dog training.

  • Features the renowned Be a Tree® international dog bite safety program
  • Real-life situations explained with photos and fun cartoons
  • Complete toolbox to help children stay safe around just about any dog
  • Written and contributed to by qualified canine training and behavior specialists

Bulk Ordering (more than 20 copies). Click here for the order form 

 You can also purchse a single PDF copy here 



Dog Bite Prevention Educator

If you are a PPG member or a Doggone safe individual member then with successful completion of the DBPE program you will 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 receive your certification then let us know and we can upgrade your membership and include you in our Dog Bite Prevention Educator directory

This program will not only support your community dog bite prevention goals but will also enable you to enhance your current dog training curriculums. The components of this program work very well in private lessons and group lessons to support your other teachings.

This program consists of 17 lessons, each with a quick self-check quiz to ensure you have achieved the learning objectives. To certify as a Dog Bite Prevention Educator you will need to complete all 17 lessons, complete a final online open-book test, submit 2 x 30-second videos and complete an observational worksheet regarding your own dogs’ behavior.

This was approved for CEUs PPAB- 6 IAABC- 2.5 CPDT – 2.5

The Be a Tree Program 

If you are a PPG member or a Doggone safe individual member then with the purchase of the Be a Tree Presentation you will gain access to more resources and become your community expert on Dog Bite Prevention for school-aged children. 

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. Grab your presentation kit here