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Dog bites on the rise


1:07pm 23rd May 2011

A York-based dog-training expert is at the heart of a nationwide campaign aimed at educating children about dog safety and bite prevention.

Linda Dodsworth, from Bark Busters, the world’s biggest dog training company, is backing National Dog Bite Prevention with the launch of ‘Dally Says Dog Safety Programme’.

The free on-line programme is part of a worldwide effort by more than 450 Bark Busters dog behavioural therapists aimed at cracking down on the alarming number of dog bites.

To combat the startling statistics Bark Busters is sponsoring the website Click here to read more.

Linda Dodsworth, said:

“ Part of our mission at Bark Busters is to help keep people and their canine friends safe. We understand that dog bites are a serious matter and we believe that more public education such as the free online resource we offer can help prevent the situations that lead to dog bites.”

The website gives dog safety tips while helping children understand how to communicate more effectively with dogs by using voice tone and body language.

Developed specially for primary school-age children, the Dally Says Dog Safety Programme provides fun, interactive dog safety activities.

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