I Speak Doggie
When 50% of our children are being bitten by a dog by the time they are 12 years old and 77% of bites come from their family or a friend’s dog – that’s an opportunity for education that anyone who loves kids or dogs simply cannot ignore. They’re staggering statistics and ones we want to help change – that’s why we present the Stop the 77 programs in schools.
Children are, by far, the most common victims of dog bites, but studies show that educating kids on how to act around dogs significantly increases appropriate behavior. We’re committed to helping kids learn how to act around ALL of the dogs they see in their lives whether their families own one or not.
The I Speak Doggie program is designed especially for preschool-aged kids. It’s only 40 minutes long, and is specifically designed for early learners. The message is simple, fun and based on a music video that will have the kids singing about dog safety long after we leave. It’s a message that really sticks and we’re thrilled to be able to offer it.