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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Dog Bite Prevention Week: Know The Essentials

Truth is, I'm always happy...but especially with a ball in my mouth!

But all kidding aside, this week is National Dog Bite Prevention Week, and if you're anything like Parental Unit, you're probably not as aware of canine body language or as cautious as you should be when in the company of other dogs. So here are a few timely and important tips from the Humane Society of the United States that explain exactly how to read a dog's body language cues (they're always talking to us) to help you understand whether they're relaxed and happy or tense and anxious-it's not always that easy to tell the difference!

One of the keys is to simply be polite, and not walk up to a strange dog and pet him or her, without asking the owner first and assessing the dogs demeanor. But the best bet is to ignore the dog and let them come to you and give you a good sniff, first. We'll add Cesar Millan's common sense rules here: "No touch, No talk, No eye contact" with a dog that is a stranger to you.

Don't forget to watch the excellent video that accompanies this article, created by The Family Dog.TV, that even includes a short quiz to test your new-found knowledge. Stay safe, this week and every week, by first empowering yourself with solid information!

Can you guess whether I'm tense and anxious or happy and relaxed?

2 comments:

Wyatt said...

Bocci, we would not be afraid of you...never never!
We are careful, as my mom and dad often visit other people's yards and some doggies get upset.

Wyatt and Stanzie

Two French Bulldogs said...

This stuffis good to know
Benny & Lily

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