Archive for May, 2013

May 19-25 is National Dog Bite Prevention Week

Friday, May 17th, 2013

May 19-25 is National Dog Bite Prevention Week

When a dog bites a human or another dog, the consequences can be devastating for everyone involved.  Most times, before a bite occurs, there are warning signs that humans don’t understand or discourage, for instance, growling.  Here are some links that provide useful information regarding canine body language and bite prevention.

Bite Prevention Tips for Parents

www.doggonesafe.com/dog_bite_prevention

Understanding Canine Body Language

www.moderndogmagazine.com/articles/how-read-your-dogs-body-language/415

For more in-depth information on dog behavior, check out The Other End of the Leash by Patricia McConnell and On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals by Turgaas.