bite prevention

Happy Dog? Signs of Stress or Nervousness

Posted by on Oct 26, 2012 in bite prevention, Blog, safety, tips | 0 comments

Happy Dog? Signs of Stress or Nervousness

Are you able to tell the difference between a happy dog and a nervous dog? Most people can tell if a dog is very upset, but we have found that the more subtle signs often get overlooked. Knowing the first signs that a dog is unsure about something will allow you to resolve the situation before it becomes unmanageable, or the dog reacts out of fear or stress. If you can tell when a dog is uncomfortable, you can keep yourself, your children, and your dog safe. Also, if your dog shows these signs during training, it’s a clue to you that they are either unsure of what you are asking or are...

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Social Butterfly? Or Homebody? Managing Your Dog in Public

Posted by on Oct 23, 2012 in bite prevention, Blog, events, fostering, safety, tips | 0 comments

Social Butterfly? Or Homebody? Managing Your Dog in Public

We spent this past weekend at two different dog events helping man the Jasmine’s House booth. Both events were a huge success, but they really got me thinking about dogs in public places. For the most part, everything went great, but at both events there was some barking, some “snarking” (a bark/snarl/snap with no damage), and some really stressed out dogs. How can you tell if a busy dog event is the right choice for your dog? And once there, how can you set your dog up for success and make sure they have a good time? You probably already know if you have a dog at either...

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