Breed Stigma A Look at Canine StereotypesAccording to PetBreeds.com, the #1 friendliest dog breed is the Labrador Retriever. Labs have been called loyal, intelligent, and kind, giving them an excellent reputation and making them the most popular dog breed in America. This must me that all labs are good dogs, right? In the meantime, we see so often in the media stories of other breeds … [more]

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Animal Control Appears to Be Out of Control in Some JurisdictionsOne person; that’s all it took. A single neighbor claimed to have seen Caitlin McAdam’s two dogs, Jake and Lucy, kill a cat. And as a result a $10,000 battle to save these two dogs from the death penalty began. When this incident occurred, McAdams was hit with “dangerous dog” charges under the state law in Colorado, and she was … [more]

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Reducing Dog Bite Liability How to Socialize Your PuppyAs many dog owners know, puppies are a joy to be around. Often times though, we forget that as puppy parents, disciplining and socializing our dogs is critical to their quality of life and behavior. As mentioned earlier this year, Socializing Your Dogs can prevent aggression and anxiety. More importantly, taking the proper steps to socialize your puppy from a … [more]

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So, Why Do Dogs BiteIt’s an age-old question dog owners ask; especially when determining their need for Dog Bite Liability Insurance Coverage; why do dogs bite, anyway? A number of assumptions have been made over the years, including “It just depends on the breed,” or “it’s always the owners fault,” or even “It’s just because they were abused as a puppy.” While all of … [more]

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Tips For Managing Redirected Aggression in DogsIn a recent post we discussed what the term redirected aggression means, and how it manifests in canine companions. Pet parents of dogs with aggressive tenancies often ask whether or not a canine companion can ever be “cured” of these behaviors. While there is no cure for redirected aggression in animals, there are many steps that pet owners can take … [more]

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Socializing Can Help Prevent Dog Bites at CA Group OutingsOver 600 Corgis and their owners hit the beach in Southern California on April 13th, 2015 for the annual So Cal Corgi Beach Day. What originally began as a simple meet-up group for local owners of the quirky-cute little pups with big personalities, has grown into one of the largest community events among dog owners. The spring … [more]

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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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Dog Bite Liability Fostering a DogDog Bite Liability: Fostering a Dog

Wanting a dog and having a dog are two very different things. If you’re ready for the responsibility of a new furry friend, then jumping in and adopting one might be the best choice for you. However if you’re teetering on the fence, perhaps fostering a dog would be the best option to getting … [more]

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Dog Bite Liability: Dental CareDog Bite Liability: Dental Care

A lot goes into keeping up with the health of your dog, from choosing the right type of food to getting his annual shots and checkups. But as dog owners, do we go as far as to brush our furry friends teeth too? Oral hygiene is commonly overlooked when it comes to pet care, and … [more]

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How Can You Help Reduce Dog Bite Liabilities at the VetHow Can You Help Reduce Dog Bite Liabilities at the Vet?

Visiting the Veterinarian’s office is a highly stressful experience for the majority of pets. If ever a dog were to misbehave, this would be the likely place given that they are more anxious than normal, on edge, and ready to pounce. While Veterinarians have their own liability insurance for … [more]

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