February 22, 2011
I love Doggone Safe and I love volunteering for them. I believe it is the best dog bite prevention program out there. It is fun and interactive for the kids and the parents learn how to effectively read their family dog's body language so they know when it is time to intervene. It makes the whole family proactive - preventing bites instead of just being reactive after a bite has already occurred. My private clients have found the materials and information extremely helpful in preventing and addressing child/dog safety issues.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Parents often tell me how much this has helped them and how much they have learned. The children really enjoy the pictures and games; especially when they practice being a tree. My private clients have told me how happier their dog is and how respectful their children are of their pet's personal space.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Do more marketing and try to get more exposure in the media.
Volunteer & I have held Be a Tree Workshops in libraries, schools and in the community.