Keeping kids and dogs safe
Delta Dog Safe™ teaches positive, proactive ways to behave around dogs, to reduce the incidence of dog bites in children. The program is conducted statewide in Tasmania and is funded by the state government.
It is estimated that each year dogs bite more than 100,000 Australians with varying degrees of severity. Most bites occur because neither adults nor children have been educated about appropriate behaviour around dogs or how to read dogs’ body language. Two out of every three bites involve the family, neighbour or friend's pet dog 'in the backyard' and almost 50% of all serious bites occurring in children under ten years of age.