Dog Bite Liability: Pet Adoption vs. Buying- Part 2Dog Bite Liability: Pet Adoption vs. Buying- Part 2

It part 1 of this post, we discussed some reasons that people choose adoption when it comes to finding a dog, rather that purchasing a puppy. There are also many reasons that people choose to buy rather than adopt, which we will discuss below.

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Dog Bite Liability: Pet Adoption vs Buying – Part 1

Dog Bite Liability: Pet Adoption vs Buying – Part 1

Back in 2010, PetsMart Charities partnered with Ipsos Marketing to ask people why they choose to adopt their pets rather than buy them from a pet store or breeder, and vice versa. Though this research isn’t new, it still remains valid today.

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Preventing DogfightsPreventing Dogfights

For many owners that have multiple dogs, little scuffles here and there are natural. However, it’s important to understand what behavior is playful, and what dog-to-dog aggression is. Knowing this will reduce the chances of you, a family member, or a guest suffering from a dog bite.

The first step towards preventing dogfights in your home is to … [more]

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Using Temperament Assessment to Select a DogUsing Temperament Assessment to Select A Dog

In a previous post, we discussed the role that temperament plays in your dog’s individual personality. When it comes to selecting a puppy for your family, if a certain breed interests you, find out first what the dog was bred to do. Select a dog based on the role they are expected to … [more]

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Understanding Dog Temperaments Understanding Dog Temperaments

Do you understand who your dog is as an individual? We don’t mean how they fit in with your family, but rather how his or her temperament affects who they are. Your dog acts in a particular way because of the characteristics they were born with, along with their distinct personality. Understanding their temperament can help you … [more]

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Training Your Dog to Be a “Canine Good Citizen”Training your Dog to be a "Canine Good Citizen"

Not many people know that just about any dog can become a therapy dog. There are a number of national therapy dog programs, such as Delta Society program. Each program has its own set of guidelines, but all require your dog to pass the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen[more]

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Dog Bite Liability Understanding Dog AggressionDog Bite Liability: Understanding Dog Aggression

Owning an aggressive dog does not make you a bad owner, nor does it automatically define your pet as dangerous. An aggressive dog can be a liability, and a dog bite can occur with or without training, which is why it is essential to have dog bite liability insurance coverage. Proper training can help … [more]

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Tips on Educating Kids on Preventing Dog Bites Part 2Tips on Educating Kids on Preventing Dog Bites

Much like humans, dogs communicate their emotions in two ways; verbal and non-verbal, as discussed in our last blog post. However, young children are only in the early stages of their cognitive development and consequently, not capable of correctly associating a dog’s expression to a dog’s mood. Evidence shows that this … [more]

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Educating Kids on How to Prevent Dog BitesEducating Kids on How to Prevent Dog Bites

c. Similar to humans they deflect their anger or fear by means of a hostile gesture. They bite viciously without regard to the victim.

According to a survey conducted by the Humane Society of the United States, 50 percent of dog attacks involved children under 12 years old and 82 percent of … [more]

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Dog Bite Liability Insurance The Basics of Aggressive Dog BehaviorDog Bite Liability Insurance: The Basics of Aggressive Dog Behavior

As a dog owner, you’re probably inclined to believe your lovable dog is not capable of aggressive behavior. But as we’ve stated before, any breed and any size dog can show signs of aggression. Yes, there are several that have a predisposition to this type of behavior, but even “cute” … [more]

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