how to practice being a tree:
If you have a dog, be a tree if he comes over to you
and have your parent give him a treat when he moves away from you. Soon
the dog will learn that when you are a tree, you will not be playing with
him. If he ever does get too frisky, you can be a tree to show him that
you do not want to play right now.
If you have friends, brothers or sisters or adults
that will play with you, one of you can pretend to be a dog and the other
can be a tree to get the dog to go away.
If you have a stuffed dog, another person can move
the dog and you can be a tree to get the dog to go away.
If the Be a Tree program comes to your school you
will get practice being a tree.
If you have the Doggone Crazy! board game you will
get lots of practice being a tree while having fun learning about dog body
language and how to act safely around dogs.