Doggone Safe

Rating: 4.79 stars   68 reviews

Issues: Animals, Disaster Aid

Location: 7 Rose Hill Rd Suffern NY 10901 USA

Mission: Dog bite prevention through education and dog bite victim support.
Results: Our members have educated over 500,000 children using the Be a Tree seminar program for school children. We have distributed over 1,000,000 postcards and bookmarks that teach children how to be safe around dogs.
Target demographics: Children and families who own dogs or encounter other people's dogs.
Geographic areas served: All
Programs: Be a Tree dog bite prevention program for school children
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

Last year [2010] I took the ‘Basic Dog Body Language’ course via ‘Doggone Safe’. I decided to take the course because I have a real passion for dogs and love to educate myself as much as I can about dogs. I was pleasantly surprised of the information this course had covered and its presentation of material. After successfully completing the course I am now able to read dogs’ body language so much better than before. I personally feel they covered all areas to keep yourself, family members, etc. as well as other pets and animals safe. I greatly recommend everyone who has any contact with dogs take this course, as it is extremely feasible and you will acquire a lot of information when it comes to Predicting, Preventing, Protecting a dog bite!
Furthermore there is a great deal of valuable material to purchase or download at no cost on their website that is unambiguously geared towards avoiding dog bites.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my home with my dogs and chidlren and adults

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not change a thing...

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Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I really like Doggone Safe! Tons of good information for teachers, trainers, dog owners, parents, and community leaders. I always share the website with people w/ dogs and kids. I've been a member for years and will continue for many more.

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handouts, bookmarks, printed materials, video, and more.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give it more funding.

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Rating: 4 stars  

As a dog trainer, I am thrilled to have Doggone Safe and Be A Tree to educate the kids and adults in my life about dog behaviour. Preventing dog bites has become a lot easier, thanks to Doggone Safe. Our local SPCA is excited to be promoting Be A Tree at community events and in schools this year.

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Northern Alberta, Canada

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Create an ESL (English As A Second Language) version of Be A Tree, to reach the many immigrants moving to Canada from areas of the world where dogs aren't normally kept as house pets.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Doggonesafe is incredible! They care for the safety of the child and dog; not many organizations care about both.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Dog Bite Prevention Challenge

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Keep doing more :)

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Rating: 4 stars  

I am a certified dog trainer and I think the Be a Tree Program is such an easy and effective teaching tool for children. I think every school should have this presented in their class rooms. Education is so important for all of us to learn.

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Rating: 5 stars  

DogGoneSafe is the most comprehensive Bite Prevention Safety Program in existence. The Be A Tree is exemplary in communicating visually, verbally and actively involving the learner in how to be safe around dogs. My experience as a Humane Educator provides the venue to present this program to schools, libraries, hospitals, 4H, Youth Advocacy Organizations and scout groups. It has been well received in every venue and I have many repeat requests year after year for the program. I commend DogGone Safe for the Be A Tree, and all the safety information they provide not only to professionals as myself, but also to the general public.

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presenting to children, youth groups and families.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make more products available.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

As a professional dog trainer, I not only use the Be A Tree program in the schools, at cubs/brownies/sparks meetings - in other words, anywhere I can educate young children - I also use it in my dog training classes. It's truly amazing how many adults are educated through this program. I love it and havng worked with other bite prevention programs, this one is the best of the best!!

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I have had young children come up and ask first if they may pet my dog.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wouldn't make any changes - they seem to be doing everything right.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I work in an urban Shelter and have a private animal behavior practice. Doggone Safe saves me thousands of words every year, as I absolutely cannot improve upon any part of their message of safety. Having them as a referral source is fantastic.

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my daily professional life.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

give them a syndicated tv show.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Doggone Safe program holds the keys to successful interactions between children and dogs. We use the program for both children and adults, and have put to rest may myths concerning human-canine interactions.
The children oriented Doggone Safe activites found online and in support materials keep the learning informative and simple, just the way kids like it.
We have enlightened many parents with this program, and therefore have taught more children to be Doggone Safe.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Schools, dog training classes, Dogs and Storks programs, Dog Body Language courses

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Enable them to travel to more extensive areas to spread the program to every school and kid friendly zones.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have used many of the educational materials and information from Doggone Safe and found them to be extremely valuable for teaching children and adults safety measures for preventing dog bites and related issues. The Be a Tree program is very effective

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have used Doggone Safe educational materials

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would not make changes

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