About Dogs and Kids

  • The Dogs and Kids Program is a web based resource originally developed by The Royal Children's Hospital Safety Centre, Melbourne.  The Program promotes dog bite prevention and socially responsible dog ownership.  A one page promotional flyer with key messages is also available as a hard copy hand out from The Safety Centre.

    The Dogs and Kids Program

    The Dogs and Kids program began in 1997 as one of the first initiatives in Australia to specifically address injuries to small children from dogs.

    We invite you to enjoy this resource and hope it will continue to assist safe, close and enjoyable interactions between our children and our pet dogs.


    Download and print the English version of the Dog bite prevention poster (PDF) to promote dog safety at your workplace or home. Languages other than English are available on our "For Health Professionals" page.


    Supported by Mars Petcare Australia