Library Donation Animal Safety Is Fun!

Animal Safety Is Fun! has been donated to many organizations. Dr. Cornwell donated a copy of “Animal Safety Is Fun!” to the Upper Arlington Public Library on Oct. 21, 2015. If you reside in that area “ASIF!” will be available for loan shortly. Borrow this kit from the UA Library and teach your children and other children in community groups how to be safe around animals. For more information contact, or DrC@animalsafetyisfun.comFollow Dr. Cornwell's Blog


Safety at Northwest Christian Childcare

Animal Safety Is Fun! is on the move. Today, Dr. Cornwell presented ASIF! to four classes of preschoolers at Northwest Christian Childcare. These kiddos were all excited to learn how to “Be A Tree” and “Act Like A Log”. They learned how to “Respect The Dog”! They enjoyed coloring their “ASIF Coloring Posters”. At the end of the day, the students took home their completed “Coloring Poster” and a “Parent’s Guide” so they could share these important life safety skills with their families.



Safety at Winterset School

Today, Dr. Cornwell presented “Animal Safety Is Fun!” to two classes of second graders at Winterset School. All students were enthusiastic and excited to learn how to “Be A Tree” and “Act Like A Log”. After the DVD presentation they had lots of great questions about dogs, cats and animals in general! They enjoyed coloring their “ASIF Coloring Posters”. At the end of the day, the students took home their completed “Coloring Poster” and a “Parent’s Guide” so they could teach their families these important life safety skills.


Safety: Behaving Well Around Dogs!

We humans are the cause of the majority of dog bites! Therefore, we must teach children how to act in order to prevent dog bites. Animal Safety Is Fun! is based upon the principles of “Behaving Well Around Dogs”! For more information visit:


Safety at the Beaufort YMCA

Last Friday Dr. Cornwell presented Animal Safety Is Fun! at the Beaufort YMCA Summer Camp. There was a huge group of happy children in the Friday Assembly. All those Campers learned how to “Be A Tree” and “Act Like A Log”. They completed their ASIF! Coloring Posters and took them home with their Parent’s Guide so they could teach these new skills to the whole family at home. It was a fun day!


Safety At Port Royal Elementary School

Dr. Cornwell presented Animal Safety Is Fun! at Port Royal Elementary School today. Two classes of second grade students learned how to be safe around animals. They practiced “Be A Tree” and “Act Like A Log”! Finally, they completed the Coloring Poster for Animal Safety Is Fun! to take home to their families. We had lots of fun!


Safety Around Animals: OVMA & Dr Cornwell Partner

Safety! As part of National Dog Bite Prevention Week (May 17–23), The OVMA (Ohio Veterinary Medical Association) has partnered with animal safety expert Dr. Michael Cornwell to raise awareness. We invite you to use the following resources to educate your clients on how to avoid dog bites.

Dog Bite Prevention Fact Sheet — Made available free of charge by the OVMA Public Education Committee, veterinarians may download and print this educational fact sheet to display in their hospitals and distribute to clients.

Animal Safety is Fun! — Developed by OVMA Member Dr. Michael Cornwell, this fun, live-action, video-based kit will teach children how to avoid dog bites. Veterinarians and other animal care professionals may purchase this kit to use in school presentations, community outreach programs, safety town programs and more.


We Cause Of Most Dog Bites! Safety

Animal Safety Is Fun!
May 17-23, 2015 is National Dog Bite Prevention Week! Here’s how you can help. Humans are the cause of the majority of dog bites. So, we can prevent most dog bites by behaving well around dogs. Please visit:


Safety: Two Sides of Dog Bites

There are many ways to help minimize dog bites. On the dog side, spaying/neutering, proper puppy/dog training and socialization are all key elements. There are many excellent Veterinarians, Behaviorists and Trainers doing wonderful work with these functions for the dogs they get to help. When more people utilize these services dog bites usually decline. Animal Safety Is Fun! however, focuses on the human side and emphasizes training children and adults how to be safe and confident around animals. Respect for the dog and his territory are paramount. Humans are taught how behave so we don’t encourage dogs to bite us. Visit for more info.


Safety Done Perfectly By Mrs. Wheeler

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Animal Safety is Fun!

With warmer weather approaching, children are spending more time outside.  Parks and neighborhoods are booming.  With outside play comes the danger of stray pets.  Knowing how to eliminate potential risks is just as pertinent as knowing how to handle an emergency.  My cousin, Dr. Mike Cornwell, has over 40 years experience working with animals and students in veterinary school. He took his expertise and created a program called “Animal Safety is Fun” as a way to educate children about staying safe around animals, specifically unknown ones.  I had the opportunity to view this video and share it with my first graders last week.  I was able to view the first portion of the video on my own and then I showed the second portion to my students.  The material was presented in a clear, concise way with real footage of people and animals.  The children were engaged in watching and learning about how to be safe around animals.  The two key ideas that my students took with them were: 1. Be a tree and 2. Act like a log.  These are two techniques for what to do if the children come across an unknown dog.  After the video, we practiced these two techniques and discussed what we had learned.  The students also colored a reminder coloring sheet which had a parent/family letter on the back.

May is Animal Safety Month, so why not check out this animal safety resource and share it with your children and students?  Click the image below to check out Dr. Cornwell’s kit.  It’s available as an instant download or DVD.  The image below shows everything that is included.

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Have a great day and remember that animal safety is fun!