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The following information is from the AVMA's Educational Resources for Dog Bite Prevention web site

Brochures and booklets

Keeping your child safe from dog bites (1999 booklet; available from Channing L Bete Co Inc, 200 State Road, South Deerfield, MA 01373).

Preventing and avoiding dog bites
(flyer, intended for dog owners; available from The Humane Society of the United States, Dept DBP, 2100 L Street NW, Washington, DC 20037 or www.hsus.org/ace/13511 ).

A dog's eye view—Dog safety tips for kids
(and parents, too) 2003 brochure; order from your local American Family Insurance agent or write American Family Insurance, National Headquarters, 6000 American Parkway, Madison, WI 53783 or www.amfam.com/loss_control/brochures/dogview.asp

Stay safe around animals (1988 booklet, intended for adults; available from Channing L Bete Co Inc, 200 State Road, South Deerfield, MA 01373).

Gypsy and you—How to avoid dog bites
2000 booklet, intended for children; order from the American Humane Association, 63 Inverness Dr, Englewood, CO 80112 or www.americanhumane.org

Lesson Plans

The school nurse lesson plan for dog bite prevention (2004, intended for K-3rd grades, to parallel and reinforce the dog bite prevention education in the video, "Bow Wow, Ow"; the lesson plan is available from Virginia Smith, RN, MSN, MEd., Coordinator Health Services, Southwest Region, Clark County School District, Las Vegas, Nevada or download at http://www.nevadacf.org/dogbitelesson2.pdf .)

Dog bite prevention (1997, intended for elementary school children; obtain a copy from Dr. Sally O. Walshaw, Michigan State University, Clinical Center C-100, East Lansing, MI 48824).

Dog bite prevention lesson plan (1997, plan-referenced handouts; obtain from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Education Department, 424 East 92nd St, New York, NY 10128).

Learning and living together—Building the human-animal bond (1986, contains a "Prevent a Bite" lesson; available from the People Pet Partnership, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Box 647010, Pullman, WA 99164)

Safe and Sound Scheme by The Kennel Club


Coloring and Activity Books

Dog bite dos and don'ts (no date, coloring page; available from The Humane Society of the United States, Dept DBP, 2100 L Street NW, Washington, DC 20037; www.hsus.org).

Be bite free—A children's safety book (coloring book; order from The SPCA of Texas Education Department, 362 S Industrial Blvd, Dallas, TX 75207).

Videotapes

Dogs, cats & kids (intented for ages 5 through 12, order by phone: 312-650-0800, or by e-mail: dmanelli@earthlink.net )

Animal safety is fun! (1988, 15-minute VHS format, intended for elementary school children; obtain from Dr. J.M. Cornwell, Glencoe Animal Hospital, 3712 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214).

Bow Wow "Ow!"— Learning to be safe with dogs (2003, 8 minutes, intended for ages 4 through 9, order form at www.BowWowOw.com , or call 775-688-6278.)

Animals can bite (no date, 13-minute VHS format, intended for children; order from Pyramid Media, www.pyramidmedia.com ).

Mr. Bugs dog bite prevention program (no date, 11-minute VHS format, suitable for multiple age groups, manual also available; available from The Hawaiian Humane Society, www.hawaiianhumane.org/programs/dogbite ).

Multiple Component Educational Kits and Programs

The bite free unit—Playing it safe with Dogs ("Bite Free" video [10-min VHS format], "Tom and Luka Teach Bite Free" video [16-minute VHS format], reproducible master of a take-home brochure and board game, lesson plans [ages 3 through 12], and presenter's guide, 1998; order from British Columbia SPCA, 322-470 Granville St, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6C 1V5 or www.spca.bc.ca/educators/themeunits.asp ).

Pinellas pet education partnership—The pet professor program (2004, multiple-faceted program designed to teach responsible pet ownership; obtain information from the Pinellas Animal Foundation, www.vetsforpets.org/process.cfm?pageID=13 ).