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Get Your Wag On Pet Services to participate in International Dog Bite Prevention Challenge

Mar 26, 2013

Get Your Wag On Pet Services LLC will participate with Doggone Safe in the International Dog Bite Prevention Challenge, which challenges 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). Nonprofit Doggone Safe has presenters in 17 countries, 11 Canadian provinces and 43 states in the United States.

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

Tara Lausch is a presenter of the Be a Tree dog bite prevention program for schoolchildren. 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, stickers and refrigerator magnets. More than 700,000 children worldwide have experienced the Be a Tree presentation since 2004.

For more information about the challenge, visit www.doggonesafe.com. Presentations for schools or community groups in the Sussex County can be booked directly through Lausch.

Lausch taught elementary school for almost 10 years and has been a volunteer for the Georgetown SPCA for five years. She recently left her full-time teaching career to combine her passion of working with children and animals into her dream career as a business owner and dog trainer. She uses force-free training and a rewards-based system to help dog owners learn how to communicate with their dogs, enjoy their dogs, and make training simple and fun for the entire family.

Her main goals are to help dogs remain in their homes, and families to live stress-free with their dogs. She offers Basic Manners Training classes, Puppy Kindergarten, Reactive Rover Classes private training for problem behaviors, Pooch N Pump Fitness Classes, Dogs & Storks presentations for expecting parents, and educational workshops for dog parents all throughout Sussex County.  For information visit www.getyourwagonpetservices.com, email getyourwag_on.com1@yahoo.com or call 302-344-6108.

 

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