Thursday, September 24, 2009

Safety Around Dogs Video

Contact your childrens schools and day cares about this video that is available from The American Kennel Club to teach your childern how to be safe around dogs.

Safety Around Dogs Video
AKC Offers Program for Children's Safety Around Dogs

Children and dogs go together like peanut butter and jelly. A child's first best friend is often the family pet. Yet too frequently our nation's children are not taught how to be safe around dogs.

We teach children to look both ways before crossing the street and to never accept rides or candy from strangers, and we must also teach them how to be safe around dogs.

With this in the mind, the American Kennel Club created Safety Around Dogs, Your Safety Begins with You! This program contains a 14-minute video and an activity copymaster booklet. The video and booklet teach children how to properly greet a dog, what to do when they see a loose dog and how to understand a dog's body language, among other topics.

The AKC designed Safety Around Dogs, Your Safety Begins with You! for children in grades K-6. The kit is offered to teachers, librarians, youth group leaders, animal control officers, animal shelters, veterinarians and community and civic leaders.

The American Kennel Club also offers a list of AKC-affiliated club volunteers who are available to make presentations about canine safety, and other dog-related topics, to groups of children. These volunteers, called Canine Ambassadors, usually make presentations with their dogs.

For more information about the AKC's safety program or to obtain a list of Canine Ambassadors in your state, please contact the Public Education department at

If you would like to order your school or youth group a copy of Safety Around Dogs, Your Safety Begins with You!, please e-mail Remember to include your name, school or affiliation (for example, the Boys and Girls Club), mailing address and daytime phone.

The American Kennel Club will only ship to the continental United States, Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. Please call AKC Customer Service 919-233-9767 (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time) if you need to arrange shipment to a foreign country, including Mexico and Canada. The AKC will charge a $10 shipping fee to all foreign countries.


  1. thanks for dropping by over at my blog and following, as well as joining my community.. following your right back. :)

  2. what a great blog!!! following you from mbc

  3. Good idea, we hear a lot about other kinds of safety, this is super!
    Loving your blog! Stopping by from MBC (even though I'm not a mom, so I hope they don't kick me out) to say hello! You have an adorable blog :) I'm a Future Baby Makin' Machine, trying to prepare to become a mommy! Hope you'll share some of your wisdom with me!

  4. This is a very good idea because I have 2 lil Grandchildren that I don't ever want to run into a strange dog. This is Tee following you from the MBC 100!