Doggone Crazy!

Be Doggone Smart at Work

Be Doggone Smart at Work is an occupational dog bite prevention and dog safety course for service providers and workers who may encounter dogs on the job.

This course focuses on 

prevention and does not advocate defense or aggression towards dogs. You will be able to take a quiz and receive a certificate with a passing grade of 80%. 

Topics covered include: how to read dog body language, how to assess environmental clues, how to assess the risk associated with dog-related situations and how to act safely around dogs to prevent dog bites at work.

Who Can Benefit

Anyone who may encounter dogs on the job will benefit from the inf
n about dog safety at work presented in this course. Examples of service providers and workers who may benefit from dog bite prevention education include:

  • Power workers
  • Cable and satellite installers
  • Phone workers
  • Utility workers
  • Police services
  • Fire services
  • EMS workers
  • Environmental control officers
  • Home inspectors
  • Building inspectors
  • Bylaw officers
  • Real estate agents
  • Insurance agents
  • Landscapers, home maintenance
  • Social services providers
  • Visiting nurses/home care providers
  • Courier/delivery companies
  • Politicians
  • Personal financial consultants
  • Any worker who must visit people's homes


What is covered in the Be Doggone Smart at Work On-

Line Course?

The program focuses on understanding dog body languag

e communication and preventing interactions with dogs. The course content is the same as the live seminar version. The main topics are:

  • Why do dogs bite?
  • Interpreting dog body language
  • Bite risk assessment
  • Course of action
  • The role of fear

Download on-line course outline

You can download a PDF demo with working video links (y

ou will need to be connected to the internet to watch the video

s). The demo shows a few of the videos and some of the sli

des and will give you a good idea of the content and quality of the course. The course contains narration on each page. This is not available in the demo version

Will I have access to a teacher?

The teacher for this course is course co-creator Teresa Lewin. Teresa is a dog behaviour expert with many years of experience. She has delivered the live seminar version of this course many times and will answer questions on the bulletin board. Simply post your questions to the course bulletin board and Teresa will answer.

Will I receive a certificate of completion?

Yes. Once you review all the course lessons and pass the quiz at the end with a score of 80% or better you will receive a certificate of completion. You will be able to attempt the quiz 3 times and to go back through the lessons as often as you wish during the 10 day course period.

Will I receive course notes?

Yes. You can download the course notes from the library. The notes contain the text of all the narration as well as the text from each slide. The course makes extensive use of videos, so the course notes do not replace the course.

Are group discounts available?

Yes. Group discounts can be negotiated on an individual basis. Please send us an email if you would like to have 3 or more people from your organization take the course.