Monthly Archives: May 2011

“But He Knows Better!”


“But He Knows Better!” How many times have you uttered this in frustration about your dog? Maybe you’re at Petsmart and you ask him to sit, but he blows you off. Or you’ve taken her for a walk and she suddenly starts pulling like a draft horse to get to another dog. Or you have company over, and he jumps on them to say hi – he never does that to you! Why, when your dog obviously knows the behaviors […]

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National Dog Bite Prevention Week


This week is National Dog Bite Prevention Week, which is a great topic to kick off our new blog! Did you know? “Among children, the rate of dog bite–related injuries is highest for those ages 5 to 9 years, and children are more likely than adults to receive medical attention for dog bites.” (http://www.cdc.gov/HomeandRecreationalSafety/Dog-Bites/biteprevention.html) “Most dog bites affecting young children occur during everyday activities and while interacting with familiar dogs.” (http://www.avma.org/public_health/dogbite/default.asp) “But,” you say, “Fido would never hurt Jimmy.  He’s […]

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