Be a Tree Teacher Kit


The Be a Tree Teacher Kit is a highly acclaimed, successful program for teaching children about dog body language and to be safe around dogs. This download contains all the components and handouts that you can print out to create a physical kit for use in small group (50-100 children) presentations. It also contains a Power Point presentation to use with a projector for larger groups.

All these materials are provided in English, French (France and Quebec), Spanish and Italian.

Note: This is a downloadable product, you will NOT receive a DVD copy in the mail, and there is no shipping fee. You will immediately receive a file with download instructions.

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What the kit contains:

  • A set of 15 jpeg files to print high resolution posters 11" x 17"
  • A pdf file containing the script that goes with each posters that you can affix to the back of the posters after you have the posters printed
  • A wmv file video that shows a demonstration of the entire program
  • A Power Point show that you can use with a projector for large groups
  • A full script and 1 page script summary as well as all handouts from the kit

Click here to see a demo of the Power Point version of the Be a Tree program

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Here are two examples of the Be a Tree Teacher Kit being used in a grade 3 classroom. The first video demonstrates interactive games for the students including Simon says, real life scenarios for the students to act out, and a spinner game involving photos of dogs in different moods where the students need to show the appropriate action they would take if they encountered that dog.

The second video is a demonstration of the "tools" used to keep children safe around dogs. This recaps the key points of the presentation.


“I love ‘be a tree’ (and ‘be a rock’). It's the best of its kind. This information has to get out there.”

- Jean Donaldson, Internationally recognized dog behavior expert, award-winning author and director of the Academy for Dog Trainers.

"I am a Pediatric Emergency Room Nurse, and a Certified Professional Dog Trainer. Did you know that ER's across the United States see and average of 1000 dog bites a day! Dog bites have been too long viewed as environmental accidents that cannot be prevented."

- Cameron Kay

“I was totally impressed… and saw the children respond in a manner which reflected their understanding. The information was delivered in a clear, engaging manner and even the adults learned from it. Thank you!”

- Grade 2 teacher – Holyrood Newfoundland

"I am a physician, specializing in Post-Traumatic Stress disorder, who was additionally nearly mauled to death by a German Shepard nearly 35 years ago. I happened upon Doggone safe and the support group several years ago, and have remained an active member ever since that time.

The organization has not only benefited me, but I have observed over the years of participation the help and healing that it has brought to others who have survived dog attacks.

The educational aspects of Doggone Safe additionally provides the members and general public a multitude of ways to keep themselves and children as well as their animals safe from further dog attacks, which for humans, require 5 million ER and operations per year and up to 30 deaths annually, per CDC report (2008)."

- Shell King

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"I am a Certified Humane Education Specialist and I use Doggone Safe Be a Tree program for everything from preschool to adult. I especially like the beautiful photos. They are clear in being able to read the dog's feelings.

I have used this presentation to thousands of people over the years. Even adults learn from these presentations. Our dog training classes have also used this outstanding resource.

Their Doggone Crazy game is a huge hit for our camps. I have even taken the flash cards from the game to make Trivial Pawsuit Games for larger crouds. We have also used their article models to do press releases during some key holiday times. Great stuff and a wonderful resource.

Thank you so much for providing such professional materials to those of us in need."

- Carol

"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."

- Roxanne Dwyer

"I am a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and have used this information to help educate both parents and children on how to interact with their dog along with both strange and familiar dogs.

This wonderful program makes it very easy to explain in simple understandable language what they need to stay safe. I also present this program to schools, church groups, boy and girl scouts.

When I present Dog Gone Safe to others I feel I am making a difference."

- Sadee
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