Prevent a Bite A prevention campaign of the Veterinary Office of the Health Departement Kanton Basel-City A course for chi...
Fact and Figures <ul><li>2011: almost 4900 dogs in the city of Basel </li></ul>37.8 996 1'641   47.8 1'261 1'376   2'637 ...
Reasons for the course for kindergarten children <ul><li>Children are bitten by dogs more frequently than adults. </li></u...
Injuries Picture is taken from the presentation of Claude Hockenjos
Injuries Picture is taken from the presentation of Claude Hockenjos
Aims of the course on child safety around dogs <ul><li>To learn the basic rules of how to behave around dogs </li></ul><ul...
Pracictal advice no 1 Stand still and be quiet. false right
Pracictal advice no 2 false right <ul><li>May I pat your dog please? 2. What‘s his/her name? 3. Tell the dog to come to yo...
Pracictal advice no 3 and 4 Don‘t look him straight in the eyes. The dog is thinking that you want to play or have unfrien...
Pracictal advice no 5 Don‘t disturb the dog, while it is eating or sleeping. false right
Organization of the course The Veterinary Office of Basel City's Health Department works together with the responsables of...
Prevent a bite – Quality Management Aim: „Children learn with practical exercises some elementary rules, how to behave ar...
<ul><li> First: every dog must be protected from the children  Then: every child is safe. </li></ul><ul><li>Behavi...
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‘Prevent a Bite’: A course on child safety around dogs

GRF One Health Summit 2012, Davos: Presentation by Ural Tufan, Kantonales Veterinäramt Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Transcripts - ‘Prevent a Bite’: A course on child safety around dogs

  • 1. Prevent a Bite A prevention campaign of the Veterinary Office of the Health Departement Kanton Basel-City A course for children to prevent a bite from a dog
  • 2. Fact and Figures <ul><li>2011: almost 4900 dogs in the city of Basel </li></ul>37.8 996 1'641   47.8 1'261 1'376   2'637 Total 11.5 3 23 30.8 8 18 26 Bettingen 25.5 82 240 51.9 167 155 322 Riehen 39.8 911 1'378 47.4 1'086 1'203 2'289 Basel Foreign in % Foreign Swiss Girls in % Girls Boys Children Origin Sex All   Children in the kindergarten
  • 3. Reasons for the course for kindergarten children <ul><li>Children are bitten by dogs more frequently than adults. </li></ul><ul><li>The injuries are worse (more wounds to the neck or head) </li></ul><ul><li>Children suffering from dog bite injuries more often require hospital treatment </li></ul><ul><li>Children don‘t know, that the dogs‘ behaviour is determined by their natural instincts </li></ul><ul><li>The children‘s own instinctive behaviour is counter-productive </li></ul>
  • 4. Injuries Picture is taken from the presentation of Claude Hockenjos
  • 5. Injuries Picture is taken from the presentation of Claude Hockenjos
  • 6. Aims of the course on child safety around dogs <ul><li>To learn the basic rules of how to behave around dogs </li></ul><ul><li>What should you do if an unaccompanied dog runs towards you on the way to kindergarten? </li></ul><ul><li>What if you like to pat a dog that you don‘t know? </li></ul><ul><li>What should you not do, if a dog is eating or is asleep? </li></ul>
  • 7. Pracictal advice no 1 Stand still and be quiet. false right
  • 8. Pracictal advice no 2 false right <ul><li>May I pat your dog please? 2. What‘s his/her name? 3. Tell the dog to come to you. 4. Don‘t pat the dog on the head. Fondle him behind his ears or his back 5. Say „thank you“ </li></ul>
  • 9. Pracictal advice no 3 and 4 Don‘t look him straight in the eyes. The dog is thinking that you want to play or have unfriendly intentions false right Don‘t kneel before a dog. Don‘t keep your head on the same height as his/hers.
  • 10. Pracictal advice no 5 Don‘t disturb the dog, while it is eating or sleeping. false right
  • 11. Organization of the course The Veterinary Office of Basel City's Health Department works together with the responsables of kindergarten education. The course lasts two hours and takes place in the lecture hall of the Veterinary Office. The children are taught by instructors who are specially trained for the course, but their usual teachers from kindergarten are also present. The dogs are specially chosen and trained. Dogs must be perfectly behaved around humans, well used to children, healthy, well trained, easy-going and responsive to commands at all times. Safety is of paramount importance.
  • 12. Prevent a bite – Quality Management Aim: „Children learn with practical exercises some elementary rules, how to behave around dogs “ Responses from the teachers Sustainability 0 0 2 26 2011/12 0 0 6 61 2010/11 No rather not partly Yes 15 13 Statement not possible 0 1 5 7 2011/12 1 3 19 24 2010/11 No rather not partly Yes
  • 13. <ul><li> First: every dog must be protected from the children  Then: every child is safe. </li></ul><ul><li>Behaviour of dogs and children are counter-productive – therefore the children must learn how to behave around a dog. </li></ul><ul><li>Veterenaries care for human AND animal health. </li></ul>Aspects of „one health“ More informations in German: www.veterinaeramt-bs.ch

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