Dog Safety

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Learn more about the best ways to safely interact with dogs! Whether the dog is already part of the family or you are just meeting them, it is important to know the best way to approach and interact with them.

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Dogs and Fireworks don't mix!

Infographic: Looking Out for Your Dog During July Fireworks

Infographic Medium Sized Infographic Supersized We know the links in the graphic above aren't clickable and on some browsers even some of the text may be difficult to read. So here's the full text: Dogs and Fireworks: Basically, they don’t mix. With their sensitive hearing, the intense noise of fireworks can cause many pets to panic and anxious ones have an even harder time. Please keep your pets safe in the coming days because the stats are alarming. Missing Pets Skyrocket from July 4-6…

There is a simple truth to sharing life with a dog: we, as humans with the bigger brains and opposable thumbs, are ultimately responsible for every interaction our dog has with the world. When we behave irresponsibly, it's not only our dogs that pay the price, but sometimes, entire communities. When we behave responsibly, we have the opportunity to be agents of change, We can change minds, we can change perceptions and we can open hearts.

There is a simple truth to sharing life with a dog: we, as humans with the bigger brains and opposable thumbs, are ultimately responsible for every interaction our dog has with the world. When we behave irresponsibly, it's not only our dogs that pay the price, but sometimes, entire communities. When we behave responsibly, we have the opportunity to be agents of change, We can change minds, we can change perceptions and we can open hearts.

Key to Supervising Dogs and Kids

Why Your Dog’s Training Class Isn’t Working

Have you ever attended training classes and marveled at the brilliance of your dog’s behavior only to get home and wonder why your dog is no longer well-mannered? Sadly, this isn’t uncommon. I recall one very frustrated owner telling me her dog was great with people in class but would still act like a nut […]

STOP THE 77! 77% of bites come from a dog you know. Great dog safety tips!

Dog Bite Prevention: Stop the 77

STOP THE 77! 77% of bites come from a dog you know. Great dog safety tips!

Resource Guarding: Knowing the Signs

Resource Guarding: Knowing the Signs

Daisy was a serial resource guarder. Whether this was genetics, early learning, her experiences living rough or a combination of all three, I found out about it the hard way when I walked past her …

Great idea! Print one out and keep it in your purse or wallet. Taking 2 minutes to do this now could save stress and time later.  (Ventura County Animal Services)

Great idea! Print one out and keep it in your purse or wallet. Taking 2 minutes to do this now could save stress and time later. (Ventura County Animal Services)

"Cute" Baby Pictures

Before You Share That "Cute" Dog and Baby Picture... - eileenanddogs

Sharing that "cute" dog and baby picture contributes to a serious problem.

Battling Frigid Temps and Icy Conditions? Our Cold Weather Infographic Will Help!

While much of the country is dealing with sub-freezing temperatures and the promise of more ice and snow to come, we’ve created a handy cold weather infographic so you can keep your pets safe and warm this winter. From paw care to bathing tips, we’ve got your furry friends covered.

Canine body language: some stress and fear signs in dogs that precede growls and bites

Canine body language: some stress and fear signs in dogs that precede growls and bites

How to approach a dog safely while showing respect and manners to the handler.

How to approach a dog safely while showing respect and manners to the handler.