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Free Download: Dog Safety Coloring Book

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Last week marked the conclusion of National Dog Bite Prevention Week…but teaching children good practices around all dogs should be done year-around. The American Veterinary Medical Association has a free downloadable coloring book for children titled Doggie Do’s and Don’ts: Dog Safety and You. This bilingual book, in English and Spanish, is available for free […]

National Dog Bite Prevention Week: Keeping Utility Workers Safe

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This week is National Dog Bite Prevention Week, an important time to take a few minutes and consider if there are any steps you can take in your daily life to help make sure you and your dog are not among the 4.5 million dog bites in the US annually. We don’t have meter readers […]

Avoiding Dog Bites

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Dog bites are a real occupational hazard for letter carriers with the US Postal Service; last year, 5,669 postal employees were bitten across the country. (Houston topped the list with 62 letter carriers bitten in 2010.) Those numbers are small, though, compared to the 4.7 million Americans (the majority are children) bitten every year. Matthew […]

Dog Bite Prevention: Recognizing Alertness

Our dog Irie showed an alert tail on the first day she met six-month-old Tiki.

Did you realize that 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs every year? Recognizing the warning signs can help everyone prevent bites by diffusing the situation before dogs reach the point of biting. This week, in recognition of National Dog Bite Prevention Week, we’re featuring special tips from renown trainer Colleen Safford, founder of New […]

Knowing the Reasons a Dog Might Bite

The the pug in this photo is showing whale eye/or half moon eye and offering a lip lick.  He is trying to let the vet know he's feeling a bit stressed with this examination.

This week as part of National Dog Bite Prevention Week, we’re featuring special tips about recognizing dog behavior from New York Walk & Train‘s Colleen Safford, named “Best of NY” by New York Magazine. Today Colleen discusses the reasons a dog might bite: There’s a whole host of reasons dogs may bite. I see a […]

Recognizing a Happy Dog

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In recognition of National Dog Bite Prevention Week, May 16-22, 2010, we’ve got a full week of tips about recognizing dog behavior from renown dog trainer Colleen Safford, founder of New York Walk & Train, named “Best of NY” by New York Magazine. Each day, Colleen will be bringing you signs to look for in […]

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