February 28, 2011
I am a professional dog trainer and provide in-home training. I am often able to use the Doggone Safe material to show families how certain situations may be causing their own dog to feel stressed and anxious. In addition I live in a densely populated, diverse neighborhood. Many people are uncomfortable with dogs but the Doggone Safe program gives me a way to educate and inform people that we meet.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Even the teachers listen and report back that they have become more aware of the body language their own pet dogs are displaying in different situations.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
do everything possible to make schools more aware of the value of this program; every district should make this part of their annual curriculum
Professional with expertise in this field & Regularly visit elementary schools with my canine partners where we talk about dog safety.