Dog Bite Prevention Week Starts May 18th– Are You Aware of Your Risks?

In 2013, dog bites for U.S. insurers climbed up to 17,359 claims, a 5.5% increase from the year before. The last time the number was even near as high was in 2003, with New York State having the costliest attacks. In fact, the average cost … [more]

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Dog Bite Liability Introducing a Second Dog into Your HomeDog Bite Liability: Introducing a Second Dog into Your Home

If you are the owner of multiple dogs, you likely already know that this can come with challenges. Sometimes, “sibling” dogs simply just don’t get along. Not only do you run the risk of them potentially hurting each other in a scuffle, but there is also the risk of a … [more]

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Factors to Consider When Running with Your DogFactors to Consider When Running with Your Dog

As a dog owner, you have many safety factors to think about. Of course you want to consider your dog bite liability risk, depending on the temperament and health of your pet. However, another important factor for any dog owner is the safety of your dog.

Many people enjoy partnering with their … [more]

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Dog Bite Liability The Benefits of Taking Your Dog to WorkDog Bite Liability: The Benefits of Taking Your Dog to Work

Have you ever wanted to take your dog with you to work? Or maybe you are one of the lucky few who already do work in a dog-friendly office. Of course, employers have a lot to consider when determining if they should allow this, including dog bite liability and … [more]

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Understanding the Link between Dog Health and Behavior

Understanding the Link between Dog Health and Behavior

A recent article on the I Love Dogs site highlighted an important fact; if a dog’s behavior has changed, it could be because they are in pain. Have you noticed your dog has been snapping when they haven’t before, or they are spending more time away from you than you consider normal? … [more]

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Breed Spotlight: The Dalmatian

Most commonly known for their distinctive black or brown spots, the Dalmatian is a medium sized breed built for efficiency and endurance. Sources from AnimalPlanet.com cite the Dalmatian dog as very energetic and playful; a dog that is willing to run for miles. Due to this, it’s important for these dogs to get regular daily exercise.… [more]

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Breed Spotlight A Look at the German Shepherd DogBreed Spotlight: A Look at the German Shepherd Dog

According to American Kennel Club (AKC) spokesperson Lisa Peterson, owning big dogs has been on the rise during the past five years. To illustrate her point, the AKC recently released their list of the 10 most popular dog breeds for 2013, 7 of which were large breeds. For the 23rd[more]

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How to Spot a Family Friendly DogHow to Spot a Family Friendly Dog

No matter the breed, a dog’s body language speaks volumes. Dog trainer Sue Sternberg has been working with, observing, and training dogs for more than 30 years, and says that the key to finding a family friendly dog is to carefully consider their individual personality and behaviors. Friendliness is the single most important … [more]

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Dog Bite Liability How to Rehabilitate a Fearful DogDog Bite Liability: How to Rehabilitate a Fearful Dog

For whatever reason, you may have acquired a dog who has issues with shyness and fear. Maybe it’s a dog you adopted and you do not know the history of, or perhaps it is a dog that was not socialized well as a puppy, or suffered abuse and neglect from their … [more]

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How to Prevent Bloat in DogsHow to Prevent Bloat in Dogs

Too few pet owners are aware of one of the most dangerous healthcare issues to face dogs, especially large, deep-chested breeds. The medical name for the disease is gastric dilatation and volvulus, or GDV, but most people know it by its much more commonly used name; bloat. In this condition the stomach twists, either … [more]

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