The DOG BITE Prevention Project


Giving you the confidence and tools to predict risk and protect yourself from potential dog bites and attacks.

The DOG BITE Prevention Project


GGiving you the confidence and tools to predict risk and protect yourself from potential dog bites and attacks.

The DOG BITE Prevention Project


Giving you the confidence and tools to predict risk and protect yourself from potential dog bites and attacks.

Welcome to the Dog Bite Prevention Project

We’re on a mission to help people interpret, understand, and react appropriately to the potential risks presented by known and unknown dogs.

Our evidence-based training (available online and in person) has been designed in collaboration with a leading Australian Behaviour Veterinarian, veterinary educators, experienced animal trainers and handlers, council Animal Management Officers, and corporate partners.

Uniquely designed to significantly reduce the chances of dog bites and attacks, our dog bite prevention training focuses on providing the tools and knowledge required to manage personal safely, assess risk, recognise critical behavioural changes in dogs, as well as apply safe approach and handling techniques – before dogs reach crisis point and attack or bite.

Don’t be a dog bite statistic.

Total attacks reported

PEOPLE INJURED

DANGEROUS DOGS DECLARED

Total attacks reported

PEOPLE INJURED

DANGEROUS DOGS DECLARED

Source (NSW as of 2021)

Source (NSW as of 2021)

“The training was so informative, easy to follow and very well put together. It’s opened my eyes to how much dogs communicate their stress, fear or uncertainty and that they show it subtle ways that I never noticed before. Would highly recommend to anyone who has to interact with dogs in any capacity.”

Choose The Dog Bite Prevention Course That’s Right For You

ANIMAL MANAGEMENT officer training

Specifically designed for people who need to safely enter properties to handle, assess, restrain and/or negotiate effective and safe transport of unknown and potentially dangerous dogs.

This training is designed for Animal Management Officers, Council Rangers, RSPCA Inspectors and Shelter staff…

workplace dog bite prevention & safety program

Available as both an accredited and non-accredited program, the Workplace Dog Bite Prevention and Safety Program has been especially designed to maintain safe workplaces for those who need to regularly enter properties with unknown dogs. Including (but not limited to): postal employees, delivery drivers, tradespeople, utility service providers, health professionals, NDIS workers, cleaners, gardeners…

FAMILY DOG BITE PREVENTION COURSE (coming soon)

In response to requests from families and community groups, we’ve developed a simple, interactive dog bite education program.

Learn how to read basic dog body language and other behaviours to help minimise the risk of dog bites and attacks in both known and unknown dogs.

Perfect for families with a child fearful of dogs, with a family pet or who visit the homes of family or friends with a dog.

Choose The Dog Bite Prevention Course That’s Right For You

ANIMAL MANAGEMENT officer training

Specifically designed for people who need to safely enter properties to handle, assess, restrain and/or negotiate effective and safe transport of unknown and potentially dangerous dogs.

This training is designed for Animal Management Officers, Council Rangers, RSPCA Inspectors and Shelter staff…

workplace dog bite prevention & safety program

Available as both an accredited and non-accredited program, the Workplace Dog Bite Prevention and Safety Program has been especially designed to maintain safe workplaces for those who need to regularly enter properties with unknown dogs. Including (but not limited to): postal employees, delivery drivers, tradespeople, utility service providers, health professionals, NDIS workers, cleaners, gardeners…

FAMILY DOG BITE PREVENTION COURSE
[coming soon]

In response to requests from families and community groups, we’ve developed a simple, interactive dog bite education program.

Learn how to read basic dog body language and other behaviours to help minimise the risk of dog bites and attacks in both known and unknown dogs.

Perfect for families with a child fearful of dogs, with a family pet or who visit the homes of family or friends with a dog.

Choose The Dog Bite Prevention Course That’s Right For You

ANIMAL MANAGEMENT officer training

Specifically designed for people who need to safely enter properties to handle, assess, restrain and/or negotiate effective and safe transport of unknown and potentially dangerous dogs.

This training is designed for Animal Management Officers, Council Rangers, RSPCA Inspectors and Shelter staff…

workplace dog bite prevention & safety program

Available as both an accredited and non-accredited program, the Workplace Dog Bite Prevention and Safety Program has been especially designed to maintain safe workplaces for those who need to regularly enter properties with unknown dogs. Including (but not limited to): postal employees, delivery drivers, tradespeople, utility service providers, health professionals, NDIS workers, cleaners, gardeners…

FAMILY DOG BITE PREVENTION COURSE
[coming soon]

In response to requests from families and community groups, we’ve developed a simple, interactive dog bite education program.

Learn how to read basic dog body language and other behaviours to help minimise the risk of dog bites and attacks in both known and unknown dogs.

Perfect for families with a child fearful of dogs, with a family pet or who visit the homes of family or friends with a dog.

DR TRACEY HENDERSON

MESSAGE FROM OUR FOUNDERS

As qualified Veterinarians and passionate educators we know how distressing it is to be at the end of a dog bite or dog attack.

Luckily there are a number of key body language and behavioural signs that can be learnt to alert and warn of impending dog attacks, along with several simple handling techniques you can use to help protect yourself.

We’re passionate about sharing our knowledge and expertise in animal behaviour and veterinary science to create positive environments for both humans and animals and minimise dog bite related injuries in workplaces and homes.

Dr Tracey Henderson + Dr Ilana Mendels

DR TRACEY HENDERSON

Workshops were delivered across the state of South Australia to Authorised Persons, Rangers, Dog and Cat Management Officers, Environmental Officers, Governance Officers, Building Surveyors, Town Planners, And Management Team Leaders. The information provided was second to none…this was reflected within the feedback received. I would recommend any industry, considering providing its staff with Dog Behaviour Training to consider this program” Rocky Warren, SA Local Government Authorised Persons Association.

Book a Dog Bite Safety Training Session For Your Workplace, Family or Community Group