Be a Tree!

I feel very passionately about the human-dog bond and what better place to start strengthening that bond than with our children! As a dog trainer, I see clients having problems with their dogs all the time, from the simply annoying to extremely dangerous, most of which stem from the human not being able to “read” their dog. Dogs do not speak a verbal language so it is our responsibility to learn their body language. Once people are able to understand and “read” their dog accurately, their entire relationship changes for the better and strengthens that bond. When children understand their dog, and strange dogs, they gain a feeling of control and power over the situation and no longer need to feel afraid. Dogs can be great friends to kids (and adults!) if we take the time to get to truly know them.

This is a 30-45-minute interactive presentation for kids between 5-11 years (humans only). 

From Doggone Safe, this program focuses on fun and interactive activities to teach children how to read dog body language and how to act safely around their own dog and strange dogs.

INSTRUCTOR: Danette Johnston, CPDT-KA, NW Coordinator for Doggone Safe and MOM!

Be a Tree is offered free of charge in schools, community centers, libraries, camps and other non-profit settings. There is a nominal presentation fee at for-profit organizations.

If you would like a presentation at your school or other site please call 206-706-4875 or email


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