Doggone Pawsitive is passionate about dog bite prevention and safety. Given that many families who attend our classes have children and that many of our private behaviour consultations stem from dog bites - we recognize the need for simple, effective bite prevention training for children and all family members. How often do we hear people say - the dog bit with no warning? However, if we better understood canine behaviour and communication and what situations and human behaviours can cause dog bites - we would be better able to recognize the warning signals that our dogs are giving us.
Dog bite statistics prove that there is much room for improvement when it comes to dog bite education. For example:
Doggone Pawsitive wants to change those statistics. Our classes include bite prevention exercises.
Doggone Pawsitive is involved in presenting several different styles of public workshops on dog bite prevention. We hold workshops at our facility for children, parents, expectant parents and also give presentations to various community organizations and work places.
These workshops focus on a positive preventative approach and teach children, families and workers how to :
Be a TreeTM bite prevention workshops for children and parents are held at our office location - dates and times for 2011/2012 to be announced in the fall of 2011. Pre-registration is required. Doggone Pawsitive is happy to present customized Bite Prevention workshops for your community group, school group or business organization. Please call us for details.
For parents looking for resources - see Doggone Safe - a national non-profit organization geared toward dog bite prevention. Their website is: http://www.doggonesafe.com/