Dog Bites in the News What are Some TakeawaysReading or hearing about dog bites in the news is practically a daily occurrence, yet most dog owners think, “It will never happen with my dog.” With the high number of incidents that occur, it’s important that dog owners not ignore these stories, but rather see what lessons they can take away from them. It’s also vital that owners be … [more]

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How Do Territorial Pets Increase Dog Bite Liability Risks?How Do Territorial Pets Increase Dog Bite Liability Risks?

Most pet owners understand that territorial behaviors are a natural and instinctive occurrence in many canines. In fact, many pet owners utilize their furry friends’ territorial instincts to their advantage by looking to their canine companions to protect their homes and properties from intruders and alert the homeowner of any unexpected … [more]

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Reward Based Training and its Role in Dog BehaviorReward Based Training and its Role in Dog Behavior

According to an article published on the 4PawsUniversity site, there is a common misconception that reward-based training methods won’t work on dogs who have problems with their behavior, including aggression, or that reward-based trainers recommend ignoring all bad behavior. Quite the contrary, reward-based trainers only advise ignoring behavior that does not … [more]

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Identifying Triggers of Aggression to Lower Dog Bite LiabilityIdentifying Triggers of Aggression to Lower Dog Bite Liability

Canine aggression is a natural and common reaction to the stimuli your pet will encounter during their life. While some animals are better at coping with aggression triggers, many animals lack the training and support from their owners to navigate emotional or instinct-driven prompts which can lead to acts of hostility. … [more]

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Dog Bite Liability Breaking up a DogfightDog Bite Liability: Breaking up a Dogfight

Recently, we received a claim at F.I.D.O regarding a dog bite that resulted from a house guest breaking up a dogfight. Unfortunately, this is a rather common way for people to get bit. They sometimes mistakenly believe that their own dog, or even a friend’s dog, will not bite them. Quite often though, … [more]

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Is Your Dog Included in Your Family Disaster Preparedness Plan Is Your Dog Included in Your Family Disaster Preparedness Plan?

No matter what area of the U.S. you live in, you have likely experienced or will experience a natural disaster. Hopefully, the damage will be minor and you will not be displaced from your home. However, as fairly recent events across the nation have shown, this is not always the … [more]

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Dog Bite Liability Do You Follow Proper Dog Park EtiquetteDog Bite Liability: Do You Follow Proper Dog Park Etiquette?

As a dog owner, you’ve likely visited an off-leash dog park at one time or another. These parks are a great way for your pooch to release their energy, get exercise, and get the proper socialization they need. Plus, it’s a great way for you to meet other dog lovers … [more]

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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.

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