Delta Dog Safe™ is a FREE dog bite prevention program presented in primary schools across Tasmania.
Aimed at children under 10, the program is delivered in the classroom by accredited volunteers and local council officers.
Using visual aids, audience participation and a life size TOY Dalmatian dog, the half hour presentation teaches children how to read a dog's body language and equips students with the skills needed to interact with dogs safely at home and in the wider community.
Teachers receive a resource kit to use before and after their visit and students are given a brochure and stickers to take home.
Delta Dog Safe™ was developed by Delta Society Australia, a not-for-profit, community based organisation located in Sydney, Australia.
Delta Dog Safe TAS is funded in Tasmania through a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services.