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Lead Dog Canine Services Will Participate in the International Dog Bite Prevention Challenge

Dog bites to children are considered to be a serious public health problem by public health agencies and veterinary medical associations worldwide. Statistics show that most bites are by the family dog or other dog known to the child.

 
PRLog - Mar. 23, 2012 - GREELEY, Colo. -- PRESS RELEASE



Media contact: Rhonda Procopio / Ruffruff1@comcast.net / 970-388-8145

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Lead Dog Canine Services Will Participate in the International Dog Bite Prevention Challenge

Northern Colorado, 3/23/12 – Lead Dog Canine Services will participate with Doggone Safe in the International Dog Bite Prevention Challenge. It challenges its presenters to visit schools and educate 50,000 children about dog safety in a single month. The Challenge is to celebrate Dog Bite Prevention Week (May 20-26, 2012). Non-profit Doggone Safe has presenters in 17 countries, 11 Canadian provinces and 43 states in the USA. Doggone Safe has applied to be considered for a Guinness Record attempt for the Challenge.

Dog bites to children are considered to be a serious public health problem by public health agencies and veterinary medical associations worldwide. Statistics show that most bites are by the family dog or other dog known to the child. “Experts agree that public education has an important role to play in reducing dog bite risk to children, and the Be a Tree program is one of the ways Doggone Safe is contributing”, said Teresa Lewin, vice president and cofounder of Doggone Safe.

Rhonda Procopio is a licensed presenter of the “Be a Tree” dog bite prevention program for school children. The program is delivered by Doggone Safe presenters, veterinary technicians, dog trainers, dog behaviorists, public health nurses, emergency medical services personnel, animal control officers, police officers, teachers and humane educators. Presenters use a teacher kit which contains large format photographs showing dog body language signs, games and activities. Program sponsors can purchase supplementary branded learning materials such as coloring books, paint sheets, a story book, a poster, stickers, bookmarks and fridge magnets. Over 500,000 children worldwide have experienced the Be a Tree presentation since 2004. Through the International Dog Bite Prevention Challenge, Doggone Safe aims to increase this by at least ten percent.

“I love ‘be a tree’ (and ‘be a rock’). It's the best of its kind. This information has to get out there”, said Jean Donaldson – Internationally recognized dog behavior expert, award-winning author and director of the Academy for Dog Trainers.

For more information about the Challenge please visit the Doggone Safe website at http://www.doggonesafe.com. Presentations for schools or community groups in the Northern Colorado region can be booked directly through Rhonda Procopio.

About Lead Dog Canine Services
Lead Dog Canine Services is a local company that offers dog training and dog bite prevention programs.

Contact info:  Rhonda Procopio / Ruffruff1@comcast.net / http://www.leaddogcanineservices.com
970-388-8145

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