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Our 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 their own dog and strange dogs. We do not use dogs during this seminar.

The seminar is a fun and interactive program which was developed and tested by experts in dog behavior and early childhood learning. More than half a million children have experienced the program, which has the support of veterinary medical associations and veterinary technician/technologist associations.


The Program Content

The program is broken down into two key parts:

Part 1: Teaching Segment (15-20 min)

The presenter uses large format photos to teach the children about how to read dog body language and how to act safely around dogs. The learn how to use the tools they have in their head to keep themselves safe. During the session they get to practice how to "be a tree" several times.


Part 2: Practicing Segment (15-20 min)

This is the really fun part! The class engages in interactive games and role playing to practice what they have learned.


Program Cost:

  • Cost is dependent on what things you want the children to take home from the presentation. It could cost upwards of $150 if your organization wants each child to have the supplementary material. The majority of this fee would be paid directly to Doggonesafe, the owners of the program, not Pet Care Plus. There are handouts we will print, but you can forego those costs by making copies yourself.

    • The supplementary materials includes coloring books, sticker activity books, stickers, posters, bookmarks, story books, and paint sheets. 

  • 501c3 groups can get the presentation for close to free. If your group is willing to make copies of the completion certificate for the students then your cost could be as low as $0.

  • If you can find a sponsor for your group, the cost could be zero for your group. Contact us if you would like to know more.


To learn more about the Be a Tree program you can visit Doggone Safe's website and the informational Be a Tree site. You can also contact us.


Be a Tree flyer


Doggone Safe website


Be a Tree general information site

(This site is slightly outdated, but the general information is there, including curriculum materials for teachers.)


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