Our Registered Veterinary Technicians belong to their governing body called the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians (OAVT). The OAVT endorses an interactive program created by Doggone Safe which is designed to teach young school aged children about dog safety. This program is called BE A TREE and is for children from aged Senior Kindergarten to Grade 5.
This program can be presented not only at elementary schools, but daycares, drop in centers, Girl Guides, Beavers etc. It is a completely free program to attend.
One of our technicians would come to the classroom at an arranged time to speak with the students. The program is designed with large photos, fun games and great lessons! We get the children up and moving in a controlled environment so it continues to stay fun for them.
It teaches the children how to safely approach dogs on a leash as well as what to do if there is a dog running free. At the end of the program there is a certificate with an area for the children to draw or write something they had learned during the Be A Tree presentation.
In our past experiences, it is not only the children that benefit from this presentation. Many times we have heard from the adults on site say they had heard information they did not know and they now knew a little better how to approach and handle situtations with dogs.
Feel free to give us a call at 519-969-7390 to see if we can arrange a presentation for you!
*Please note that we have written consent and permission to take and use any photos taken during the presentation involving community members and children*