Teaching Children to Stay Safe Around Dogs

Joan Orr of Doggone Safe joins the us in the cafe this week to discuss Doggone Safe’s Be a Tree program, their educational courses for parents and professionals, and of course, their exciting International Bite Prevention Challenge for 2011.

This year Doggone Safe is challenging its members and Be a Tree presenters to teach 50,000 children how to stay safe around dogs. Their presentations teach children how to read canine body language and how to react when approached by a strange dog and how to react when any dog becomes too rough. It’s a very comprehensive program and how undoubtedly already prevented many bites.

Check out the interview and join us for the chat!




  1. […] 15, which kicks off the week-long International Bite Prevention Challenge for 2011, tune in to the interview with Orr on Animal Cafe, conducted by Certified Pet Dog Trainer Eric Goebelbecker of Dog Spelled Forward. Then come back to […]

  2. […] by Lorie Huston on April 12, 2011 · 0 comments This week at Animal Cafe, our own Eric Goebelbecker (of Dog Spelled Forward) talks with Joan Orr, president of Doggone Safe, about how to teach our children to stay safe around dogs. […]

  3. […] at Animal Cafe, but I think I struck gold this time!Joan Orr of Doggone Safe agreed to stop in and talk about her plans for International Dog Bite Prevention Week. Doggone Safe providers teachers, trainers, and parents with the tools they need to teach children […]