- They’ve mastered a trick
- They’ve learned a skill we’ve been teaching
- You simply want to give them a treat because you love them
Aging is inevitable — for humans and for the dogs we love. November has been designated, “Senior Pet Month” and we want to take some time today to share some of the benefits of senior dogs, how to care for your senior dog and how wonderful the love of a senior dog is!
As our dogs age we need to … [more]
Dog bites are unfortunately quite common, and can cause incredibly stressful, painful, and expensive consequences. Because of this, there is a need to educate people and their children on how to avoid dog bites, particularly if they are dog owners or are looking to own a dog in the future.
It is important to understand that any dog has the … [more]
Since our dogs can’t speak to us, it’s important that we pay attention to their body language to help us understand how they’re feeling at any given time. You want to know what makes your dog happy as well as when your dog is unhappy and needs to be removed from their current situation.
Understanding what your dog does when … [more]
You may not be able to prevent all dog bites, but you can certainly protect yourself from a dog bite by practicing preventative measures. No one wants to believe that their loving family pet can “snap” and bite a friend, family member or stranger, but it does happen.
In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that close … [more]
Like most animals, dogs can get frisky when interacting with other dogs, and sometimes it can be difficult for their owners to discern whether they’ve crossed the line into aggression. It is important to be able to differentiate play biting from aggressive biting, regardless of a dog’s age. Aggressive behavior is not as common in puppies as it is in … [more]
“Does my homeowner’s insurance coverage protect me if my dog bites someone?” It’s a question I get asked all the time. People will call the office to inquire about dog bite insurance or to receive a dog bite insurance quote and the conversation inevitably turns toward whether, or how much, a homeowner’s insurance policy will protect someone.
National … [more]
If you’re longing for a furry friend but you’re unsure how it would work with your current space, it is helpful to educate yourself on what breeds would be a better fit for apartment living. A tight living space would be more enjoyable with certain dog breeds over others, which might require large yards and frequent exercise.
Fortunately, many breeds … [more]
If you’ve had a dog or considered getting one, you’ve likely looked up information about the different breeds’ behavior, and you might have heard some claims that certain dog breeds are naturally “dangerous” or “aggressive” and wouldn’t make good pets. These claims are myths, and these myths only add fuel to the fire that is breed-specific legislation in dog liability … [more]
Are you positive that your dog would never bite another person? You never know what could happen in the heat of the moment, and it always better to be safe than sorry. Maybe what you never thought would happen already has. If your dog has bitten someone, you are most likely worried and upset. A claim may be filed. Luckily, … [more]