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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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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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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Preventative Measures Against Dog Bites

dog16It’s difficult to imagine our adorable and fun loving dogs can become dangerous, but according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 4.7 million people in the United States get bitten by dogs every year.

Similar to any other attack, dog bites can be lethal, therefore safety and prevention is important. Although breeds … [more]

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Cost Saving Tips on Owning a Dog

image15Owning a dog is costly, from purchasing toys, food and medical care; the numbers start to add up. However, like with any big purchase, there are various ways you can save costs.

The key to owning a pet on a budget is preventative care. But unlike investing in a home or car, rationing … [more]

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