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Delta Dog Safe

Delta Dog Safe teaches positive, proactive ways to behave around dogs, to reduce the incidence of dog bites in children. 

Volunteers are recruited and trained to present ‘dog friendly’ school and parent education programs including how to read dogs’ body language, how to react in certain situations and how to safely greet and play with dogs.

Dog Safe volunteers use kid-friendly lessons developed by animal behaviourists, role playing, and a large, non-threatening toy dog which means children who are scared of dogs can participate without feeling afraid.

The lessons children learn in Delta Dog Safe will last a lifetime and most importantly, it will keep them safe for a lifetime. 

See the video below for the true story of Launceston City Council's Garry Causon - how a tragedy led him to Delta Dog Safe, and how his Dog Safe lessons saved a life.