best breed for your familySpring is in the air and it’s the time of year when many family’s thoughts turn toward, “We should get a puppy!” That’s great and there are so many puppies and older dogs who are looking for their forever homes and forever families!

Before you rush out and get the first dog or puppy that you see, though, please take … [more]

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National Heartworm Awareness Month: How You Can Protect Your DogHappy April! This month, we’re celebrating National Heartworm Awareness Month. Heartworm is a severe and potentially fatal disease in pets that is caused by foot-long worms that live in the heart, lungs and blood vessels. It often leads to lung disease, heart failure and damage to other organs. Dogs are unfortunately natural hosts for these parasites, meaning that all … [more]

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Did you know: There are close to 90 million dogs living in households in the United States? With that dog bite preventionmany dogs, there is the very real possibility that a dog bite wil happen. Keep in mind that many dogs will never bite anyone, but it is important that every pet parent understand that any dog, of any breed can bite.… [more]

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Helping Your Adopted Dog Adjust to a New HomeSo, you have adopted a new dog. You’re most likely experiencing all the great feelings of bringing in the new member of the family. Eventually reality hits and you realize that while it is rewarding, this new endeavor comes with an immense load of responsibility. You’re likely seeking ways to help your dog adjust to their new home, and we’re … [more]

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Is Your Dog Fearful? Here’s How to CopeFearful dogs react to trigger situations in ways that humans view as “bad behavior.” These include but are not limited to barking, aggression, leash reactivity, snapping, and growling. While these are less than ideal for dog owners, it simply means your dog is trying to communicate his or her discomfort in that scenario. Whether your dog is fearful of strangers, … [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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Dog Bite Liability Homeowners Insurance not Enough for Some BreedsDog Bite Liability: Homeowners Insurance not Enough for Some Breeds

As many dog owners are aware, there are some homeowners insurance companies that are starting to write their policies with specific exclusions for dog bite liability, based on dog breed alone. Such a policy means that the owner has no coverage for any damages caused by a dog they own, … [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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Can Positive Reinforcement Training Prevent a Dog Bite?Can Positive Reinforcement Training Prevent a Dog Bite?

When it comes to dog behavior, it’s important to know that there is no 100% fool-proof training method to prevent a dog bite from occurring. For that reason, it’s important to obtain dog bite liability insurance. However, some pet experts believe that training a dog using positive reinforcement methods will ultimately … [more]

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