Bark Busters Announces Dog Safety Program to Help Schools and Parents Keep Children Safe

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World's largest dog training company offers free online public service program for children.

Liam Crowe, CEO and master dog behavioral therapist of Bark Busters USA -- the world's largest, most trusted dog training company -- today announced the launch of the Bach & Buster Buddy Dog Safety Programâ„¢, a free online public service program designed to help educate children about dog safety and bite prevention.

Each year on average, nearly 5 million Americans are bitten by dogs with 800,000 of those seeking medical attention--and more than half of these are children. Of those who seek medical attention, 386,000 require treatment in a hospital emergency department and about a dozen die. Such startling statistics prompted Bark Busters Home Dog Training to create this unique online public service program to help parents teach their children about dog safety.

"We understand that dog bites are a serious matter, and we believe that public education can prevent the situations that lead to dog bites," says Crowe. "The Bach & Buster Buddy Dog Safety Program teaches children how to stay safe by learning the right choices to make when around familiar and unfamiliar dogs."

Developed specifically for school-age children, the Bach & Buster Buddy Dog Safety Program provides fun, interactive dog safety activities online. Based on the same sound principles that have made Bark Busters a worldwide leader in dog training, the Bach & Buster Buddy Dog Safety Program helps children to understand a dog's five senses, the causes for dog aggression, what to do when greeting or interacting with a dog, and the common body language warning signs to look for to avoid a dog bite.

The program offers an easy-to-understand, user-friendly online course starting with "Learn About Dog Safety," and followed by "Pass the Dog Safety Quiz." Once a child has completed the Dog Safety Quiz, he or she will be prompted to "Earn a Certificate of Achievement," and finally "Become a Member of the Bach & Buster Buddy Club."

Through the Bach & Buster Buddy Dog Safety Program, Bark Busters is striving to teach children about what to do and what not to do around dogs in order to prevent dog bites across the nation. Bark Busters dog behavioral therapists are renowned authorities in understanding, correcting and managing dog behavior and creating a happy, safe and healthy existence for dog owners and their dogs. Their training techniques are one of a kind in that they train the dog owners to "speak dog."

For further information about Bark Busters Home Dog Training, call 1-877-500-BARK (2275) or visit http://www.BarkBusters.com. To participate in the Bach & Buster Buddy Dog Safety Program visit: http://www.BarkBustersBuddy.org.

About Bark Busters:
Bark Busters, the world's largest, most trusted dog training company, started in Australia in 1989 and came to the United States in 2000. Since inception, nearly 400,000 dogs have been trained worldwide using its dog-friendly, natural methods. With 250+ franchised offices in 42 states and more than 400 offices in 10 countries, Bark Busters is continuing its mission to build a global network of dog behavioral therapists to enhance responsible dog ownership and reduce the possibility of maltreatment, abandonment and euthanasia of companion dogs. To fetch a trainer in your area, call 1-877-500-BARK (2275) or visit http://www.BarkBusters.com, where dog owners can complete a Dog Behavioral Quiz to rate their dogs' behavior.

Media Contact:
Lauren Rerucha
Bark Busters PR
303-921-1155 | laurenrerucha @ barkbusters.com

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