Much like humans, dogs communicate their emotions in two ways; verbal and non-verbal, as discussed in our last blog post. However, young children are only in the early stages of their cognitive development and consequently, not capable of correctly associating a dog’s expression to a dog’s mood. Evidence shows that this … [more]
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]
There are over 78 million owned dogs in the United States; that is 78 million owners who potentially will or already has been a defendant in a dog bite liability case. Although the consequences may vary depending on the severity, dog bites are costly. In perspective, the cost of medical bills, property damage, … [more]
Several weeks ago, we published a blog post outlining what to do after a dog bite; it provided answers to general inquires, such as the importance of catching the culprit, when to seek medical attention and how to file a dog bite report. This week we are … [more]
In our previous blog post regarding dog bite liability laws, we reiterated the generality of the one bite rule, strict liability rules and negligence law. Dog bite codes and regulations greatly vary in each state, county and city; so it’s important to understand how the dog bite is applicable to your specific … [more]
A Dog Owner’s Guide to Beach Safety
We celebrated Daylight Light Savings this past Sunday; while many spent the day grieving about losing an hour of sleep, dog lovers spent it embracing the sun that shines across Florida’s beautiful beaches. They contentedly gathered their beach towels, sunscreen, and leashes and left for the shore.
Although the beach is fun for … [more]
Winter Weather: Tough on Paws
It is that the time again; the wind is blowing, the rain is drizzling, and for some, the snow is falling. For us, it’s quite simple; we bundle up and huddle next to the fireplace or turn on the heater. But for our dogs, it’s not that simple.
Not all dogs are comfortable with the … [more]
Florida’s Top 3 Dog Friendly Cities
In a country where approximately $50 billion dollars are spent on pets, it is safe to say that we are amongst many individuals and families who treat their pets as part of their family. According to a 2011-2012 survey by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) there are roughly 78.2 million owned dogs and … [more]