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Responsible Dog Ownership / Education Programs
Board of Directors / Lawyers / Experts / Consultants
Responsible Dog Ownership / Education Programs
Legislation 2001 - 2006
FATAL DOG ATTACKS updated 2006
Canine Behavior / Genetics
The American Pit Bull Terrier / Breeds targeted by BSL

The American Canine Foundation educates the public on responsible dog ownership.

Education is important to the general public. Learning about responsible dog ownership as well as dog bite prevention. The American Canine Foundation participates in State Fairs, County Fairs, Community Social Events and Pet Expos in our service to education.

ACF helps parents teach their children and dog the do's and dont's of responsible dog ownership and canine behavior so the owner and the dog can live in a safe and healthy enviornment.

Below from the top is ACF at the Washington State Fair (2002), every year ACF is invited to educate the public, over 1 million people attend the fair and ACF brings dog trainers and canine behavior experts to the fair..The middle picture is ACF co-founder Glen Bui after setting up an ACF booth at the state fair (2003). The bottom picture is the ACF at the state fair (2002) giving obedience demonstrations.




ACF believes in education to the youth of our country. Education is presented to children in schools, summer camps and other youth organizations.
There are over 4.8 million dog bites each year with near 70% being young children. ACF teachs dog bite prevention, the presentation lasts 45 minutes and is a free community service program. Below ACF gives a seminar on dog bite prevention to over 300 children from Kindergarten thru 6th grade.
ACF has given seminars to over 100 schools in the state of Washington (2001-2003)     


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Karen Peak of West Wind Dog Training, VA has been working with dogs since the age of 12.  She has participated in many dog related activities from Obedience and Agility to Conformation, Skijoring and Pet Therapy.  Her goal is to educate the average dog owner about good dog manners and safety.  In 2001, Karen became the Pawsitively Pets columnist for the Community Voice newspaper Prince William County and also developed her Safe Kids/Safe Dogs project.  She has also had articles published on line and in several magazine.  Most recently, Karen became a Canine Good Citizen Evaluator.  On top of all this, Karen is a mother and her son and dogs are part of the inspiration and drive for the Safe Kids/Safe dogs project. 
West Wind Dog Training & WWDT's Safe Kids/Safe Dogs Project
member Association of Pet Dog Trainers
AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, reg. no. 3624