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10 Mistakes Parents Make That Explain Why Dog Bites Child

Dogs are in fact, not just a pet, but beloved members of our family. Cases, where a dog bites a young child, are both emotional and tragic for both the child and the dog. The result can be a lifetime of both mental and physical scars for the child and the pet may end up in a shelter, where he has a low probability of safe adoption. And, the fact is… FAMILY DOG BITES TO CHILDREN HAPPEN MORE OFTEN THAN YOU WOULD THINK! The Humane Society estimates that of the approximately 4.7 million dog bites that occur each year in …

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Let Sleeping Dogs Lie, Why Kids Need to Know It

Whatever happened to “Let Sleeping Dogs Lie”? The question came up in a conversation I was having with a trainer friend of mine. She mentioned that her mother had asked her that question quite literally. Her mother explained that when she was young, you “just knew better” than to disturb a dog while it was eating or sleeping. In the age of social media sharing, you see pictures and videos of adults, as well as kids, snuggled up with their dogs, and no one thinks twice about it. Just today I saw TikTok video that has gone viral of a …

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How to Deal With a Dog Growling at Your Kids

What To Do If Your Dog Growls at Your Kids? Has your pup ever growled at you or your kids? What did you do? Many unknowing pet owners will punish their dogs for growling at them, thinking that they will learn their lesson and not growl again. This could be one of the more dangerous mistakes I see. Growling is good. Growling is natural. Growling is your dog giving you a warning that he is uncomfortable and needs his space. The Most Important Rule About Growling is: NEVER PUNISH A GROWL! Punishing or scolding the dog will not change the …

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