Solving the “My Landlord Won’t Let Me Have a Dog” Problem

Many a dog owner has faced this all-too-common dilemma; they go to rent a house, condo or apartment, only to be turned away because of the breed of their dog, or the fact that they have a dog at all.

Just as homeowners have difficulty buying homeowners insurance policies … [more]

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Dog Bite Prevention and Warning SignsDog Bite Prevention and Warning Signs

Two months ago, we posted a blog announcing Dog Bite Prevention Week, and its intention to educate the public and raise awareness of the importance of preventing dog bites. As we’ve mentioned in other posts, even the gentlest dogs can bite. This is especially true if they are either mentally or physically unhealthy, … [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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Understanding the Link between Dog Health and Behavior

Understanding the Link between Dog Health and Behavior

A recent article on the I Love Dogs site highlighted an important fact; if a dog’s behavior has changed, it could be because they are in pain. Have you noticed your dog has been snapping when they haven’t before, or they are spending more time away from you than you consider normal? … [more]

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Breed Spotlight: The Dalmatian

Most commonly known for their distinctive black or brown spots, the Dalmatian is a medium sized breed built for efficiency and endurance. Sources from AnimalPlanet.com cite the Dalmatian dog as very energetic and playful; a dog that is willing to run for miles. Due to this, it’s important for these dogs to get regular daily exercise.… [more]

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How to Spot a Family Friendly DogHow to Spot a Family Friendly Dog

No matter the breed, a dog’s body language speaks volumes. Dog trainer Sue Sternberg has been working with, observing, and training dogs for more than 30 years, and says that the key to finding a family friendly dog is to carefully consider their individual personality and behaviors. Friendliness is the single most important … [more]

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Dog Bite Liability How to Rehabilitate a Fearful DogDog Bite Liability: How to Rehabilitate a Fearful Dog

For whatever reason, you may have acquired a dog who has issues with shyness and fear. Maybe it’s a dog you adopted and you do not know the history of, or perhaps it is a dog that was not socialized well as a puppy, or suffered abuse and neglect from their … [more]

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