Train Your Dog to Control Its Bite Pressure to Avoid Causing Injury or Damage

Does your puppy chew up everything in his sight? Does it mouth you playfully, or make a mess of your newspaper, footwear, favorite pair of jeans, or any other object within its reach? The behavior is not unique to your puppy, as it is a stage that every puppy goes through while growing up. There are two reasons for puppies’ mouthy behavior: Just as babies try to explore the world with … [Read more...]

10 Most Dangerous Dog Breeds in Ohio (2018 Update)

Every year, dog bites send approximately 316,200 victims to hospital emergency departments and urgent care centers. Dogs are often labeled “man’s best friend,” thanks in large part to thousands of years of evolution in which they helped us hunt and acted as our companions. While dogs are largely domesticated today as pets, it’s important to remember that certain dog breeds can be more aggressive … [Read more...]

Ohio Lawyer Jim Slater on a Mission to Help Kids Avoid Dog Bites

National Dog Bite Prevention Week® takes place every April. The purpose of this annual event is to increase education and awareness for preventing dog bites. This year, the event ran from April 8th through 14th. In 2015, Akron, Ohio attorney Jim Slater developed a Dog Bite Prevention Program specifically for children. The program consists of a fun animated video with a memorable musical jingle … [Read more...]

Do Not Ignore Your Tetanus Shot After a Dog Bite in Ohio

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that about 4.5 million dog bites incidents occur annually in the US. About 885,000 people seek medical help for dog bites every year. Out of these individuals, about 3 to 18 percent contract infections like tetanus. Compared to the past, the incidence of tetanus infections has now been reduced in the United States and many other advanced countries … [Read more...]

Do Dogs Smell Your Fear And How To Overcome The Fear Of Dogs?

There is an old proverb that says that dogs can smell our fear. But is this true? What is it that dogs see when they look at a scared and nervous human? Do they get a whiff of your terror, and if yes, will it have an impact on their behavior toward you? Does the fear of dogs increase or decrease your chances of being bitten? Such questions have likely baffled mankind from the time the first … [Read more...]

Tips for Avoiding Dog Attacks and Preventing Dogs from Biting

Here are some general tips about how to behave around a dog followed by recommendations on things you should never do around a dog, many of them provided by the American Veterinary Medical Association. We also offer some tips from a dog warden and some specific instructions on what to do if a dog attacks you or appears it is about to. How to avoid owning a dog that bites is also discussed … [Read more...]

Important for Ohio Parents To Teach Their Children About Dog Bite Prevention

Even though it was a really warm summer day, Maureen decided to forego the air conditioning in favor of throwing open the windows to let in the noises of summer: birds chirping, children playing, wind rustling leaves of trees... What she didn't expect to hear was the sound of alarmed children. She soon saw her 12-year-old son's friends helping him as he limped towards home. Then she heard the … [Read more...]

Canine Behavior, Intelligence, and Emotions

For years researchers and scientists have studied animal behaviors and there have been many discoveries by observing what animals do. For a long time, it was never acknowledged that animals could have feelings. Although there were some that were convinced that animals could suffer and therefore have some kind of feelings, even if it wasn’t the same experience as ours. Animal welfare groups … [Read more...]

Akron Beacon Journal Story Features Our Kids Dog Bite Prevention Program

The Akron Beacon Journal featured our Kids Dog Bite Prevention Program in it's Sunday, October 30, 2016 edition. The article was written by Beacon Journal staff writer Stephanie Warsmith and explains how and why we created our dog bite prevention program during the summer of 2015. The article also tells the real-life story of one of our clients who was bitten by a friend's dog one day while … [Read more...]

The Problems Posed By Stray Dogs and How To Avoid Them

Attacks by stray dogs are usually more of a Third World dilemma, but such attacks are not unheard of in the United States. A 52-year-old South Dallas, Texas woman was mauled to death by a pack of stray dogs in May of this year and suffered more than 100 bites to her body. The Dallas Morning News reported that the city had been contacted at least 11 times over a three-year period about dogs … [Read more...]

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