the spinner for activities after the teaching part of the session...
Snarly Dog - everyone be a tree
Panting Dog - everyone be a happy
Toolbox - volunteers act out a
scenario - audience shouts out which tool to use
Simon Says - everyone plays Simon
The Doggie Detective program (known from
2004-2016 as the "Be a Tree" Program has been delivered to
over 1,000,000 children. It is supported by the Ontario Veterinary Medical
Association, the Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical Association and Veterinary
Technician/Technologist Associations across Canada. Veterinary
technicians/technologists in Canada can earn CE credits for delivering the
program - check with your professional association for details.
Hats off to the best educational package I
have seen in years and a great public service that goes a long way to
getting the message out about dog bite prevention and working toward
eliminating dog bites to our children.
Lisa Grey - Canine Behavior Consultant
and Specialist; Bite Prevention Educator with BCSPCA (former); Senior
Trainer - Canines with a Cause; Senior Instructor - Adolescents at Risk and
Canines Ontario; Owner Natural Bond Canine Consultants, Ontario, Canada
I have reviewed
the materials from this program and will be utilizing this material
when teaching the second graders of Longmont, Colorado. The materials
provided are great tools in teaching animal safety.
Robin Breffle, Community Service Office, Animal Control, Longmont
Police Department, Longmont, Colorado
My experience as a
classroom teacher of 35 years taught me that children learn by doing,
practicing and playing. This program is a great teaching tool.
Lots of role playing and repetition until the children have a patterned
response to an aggressive dog. Fast paced and fun.
Retired Elementary School Teacher; Animatch Volunteer, Quebec, Canada
As a Canine
Behavior Consultant and Special Education Teacher, I am very impressed with
the Doggie Detective program. This fun and interactive program involves kids every
step of the way as they learn the tools to make safe choices around familiar
and unfamiliar dogs. I am impressed when I return to the classes several
weeks later and the kids still remember all of the tools and can tell me
some things that dogs do that indicate they may be stressed. This program
empowers kids to make better choices through awareness and education. The Be
a Tree teacher's kit comes with beautiful clear poster-sized photos that are
helpful for teaching children and adults alike. The easy-to-follow script is
conveniently printed on the back of each poster to help the presenter stay
on track and be at ease during their presentation. This really helps to
minimize tangents and stay focused on the key points of the presentation.
Canine Behavior Consultant, Creator of Dogs & Storks Workshop, Cary, North