Free Dog Bite Prevention Seminars for Families

Did you know that by the time kids are 12 years old 50% of them will have been bitten by a dog?

Brigette Mayer, the owner and head trainer of mutt & moggy Training & Pet Care, is presenting two free dog bite prevention seminars in New Westminster. The first takes place on Saturday, July 8, 2017 from noon to 2pm in the Port Room at the Queensborough Community Centre. The second takes place on Saturday, August 12, 2017 from noon to 2pm in the River Room at the Centennial Community Centre. In these informational seminars, parents and their kids will learn how to understand dog body language and how to act safely around dogs in their home and community. There will be lots of fun, interactive activities to teach parents and their kids how to be safer around dogs.

“My goal with these seminars is to help kids and families stay safe. The statistics are astonishing – by the time kids are 12 years old 50% of them will have been bitten by a dog and 77% of those dog bites come from the family dog or a friend’s dog. The key to dog bite safety and prevention is early education for both kids and parents. These seminars are a fun and interactive way to learn how to speak ‘dog’,” said Brigette Mayer, owner and head trainer of mutt & moggy Training & Pet Care.

These seminars are presented by mutt & moggy Training & Pet Care and co-hosted by the New Westminster Animal Shelter. They are sponsored by the Vancouver Foundation / Neighbourhood Small Grants program, specifically Family Services of Greater Vancouver – New Westminster.

Brigette Mayer has owned and operated mutt & moggy Training & Pet Care for the past seven years. She is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP), a licensed ‘Be A Tree’ presenter, a Fear Free Certified Professional, and a member of both the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) and the Pet Professional Guild (PPG). You can find more information on her Facebook page.