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Your "Be a Tree" Presenter Kit

The Be a Tree program is a dog bite prevention seminar program for school-age children. This program focuses on fun and interactive activities to teach children how to read dog body language and how to act safely around both their own dog and strange dogs. 

The Be a Tree program is supported by a teacher kit that presenters use to ensure a consistent and accurate presentation. The program and the kit have been developed and reviewed by experts and are designed for use by classroom teachers and presenters. Half of all kids are bitten by a dog by the time they are 12 years old.  A good percentage of these bites are from a dog the child knows. 


Be a Tree PowerPoint Presentation

The Be a Tree PowerPoint presentation is divided into six fun, interactive sections. This enables you to work through all sections of the presentation or to personalize your presentation to your audience, location and time allocated. The critical sections to be included in every Be a Tree Presentation are Section One, Section Two & Section Five. Please watch the recorded presentation and review the notes script before delivering this presentation. 

You receive:

1. The full recorded presentation with no audio

2. The full recorded presentation with audio file

3. A PDF in full color of the presentation for use with smaller groups and families

4. A PDF of the presenter script to support your training

5. A MP3 recording of a full BAT session to help you with your delivery of the materials and for use with your presentations.

6. Two short MP3 files showing BAT in action

a. Example one shows kids and a dog in a park environment

b. Example two shows kids and a dog on a city street 


Section One Slides 1 -16: Learning to Be a Tree

1. Learning to Be a Tree

2. Understanding the Be a Tree tools

3. Greeting an unfamiliar dog 

4. Videos of Be a Tree in action 

a. In the park

b. In the city

Section Two Slides 17 – 24: Learning How to Greet a Dog 

5. Asking for permission 

6. How not to greet a dog

7. Dogs do not like hugs and kisses

Section Three Slides 25 – 32: Learning to Speak Dog 

8. Recognizing a dog’s facial expressions across different emotions

9. Fun game comparing facial expressions between a human and a dog  

Section Four Slides 34-43:, Being a Dog Detective – An interactive Quiz 

10. Learning to search for body language clues across different scenarios

Section Five Slides 44 – 50:, Which Dog Would You Pet?

11. Learning to identify which dog is safe to pet and which of the tools to use 

Section Six Slides 57 – 61:, More on Communication

12. Additional learning materials for older audiences


The Manual Presentation  

The Be a Tree kit contains all the elements you need to deliver Section One, Section Two and Section Five using posters and a PDF of the presentation for presenters who do not have access to a computer or projector. Please watch the recorded presentation and review the note script before delivering this presentation 

A selection of thirteen 11 x 17 posters to help you review the key concepts of the BAT program

  • Learning to Be a Tree
  • Understanding the be a Tree tools
  • Introducing a strange dog and what to do
  • How to be a detective; searching for clues 

The posters include:  

1. The Be a Tree tools 

2. Learn to Be a Tree 

3. Asking for permission 

4. These dogs are not happy 

5. This dog is not happy 

6. Dogs do not like hugs

Dog Detective

7. Looking for clues - walk away from a dog who has food or toys 

8. Looking for clues - a crouched dog

9. Looking for clues - walk away from a dog who is tethered

Which Dog Would You Pet?

10. A dog Smiling versus Warning

11. A dog Curious versus Cautious

12. A dog Relaxed versus Fearful 

13. A dog Play Bow versus Alert 

You also receive 10 additional 11 x 17 Posters

• A selection of six posters titled “Would you pet this dog?” 

• A snarly dog poster

• 3 posters of the BAT Tools

In addition, you will receive

  • Your FREE eBook copy of "A Kids Comprehensive Guide to Speaking Dog"!
  • A "Be a Tree" certificate for those who attend your workshops and
  • 12 FREE social media graphics to promote your program