Muzzle Time By: Dr. Megan Maxwell, Phd Click here for original post I often work with dogs who have a history of aggression toward other dogs or people in the form of barking, growling, lunging, snapping, or biting. In some cases, the aggression is quite serious. I have worked...
Archive for category: Dog Bite Prevention
Where Not to Take your Dog
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/decoding-your-pet/201711/where-not-take-your-dog From The American College of Veterinary Behaviorists in Psychology Today’s Decoding your Pet series
To Muzzle or Not to Muzzle: That is the Question
In this post from Psychology Today’s Decoding your Pet series, Dr. Emily Levine discusses uses and benefits of muzzling when necessary. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/decoding-your-pet/201709/muzzle-or-not-muzzle-is-the-question
Dogs’ Tails Tell Tales So Let’s Listen!
“But I don’t understand why she bit me, Doc! She was wagging her tail the whole time…” If I had a dog biscuit for every time I’ve heard this lament from a client, I could open up my own doggie bakery! From the time we were small, most of...
Why Does My Dog Bite Me When He Approaches Me to Be Petted?
A recent blog post from Psychology Today’s Decoding your Pet series, written by Dr. Emily Levine. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/decoding-your-pet/201604/why-does-my-dog-bite-me-when-he-approaches-me-be-petted
Research Paper Summary: Behavioral Assessment of Child-Directed Canine Aggression
A brief report titled Behavioral Assessment of Child-Directed Canine Aggression by Reisner, Shofer, and Nance (2007) provides some demographic data on child-directed dog bites that include bite circumstances and dog characteristics. In their 2007 paper titled Behavioral Assessment of Child-Directed Canine Aggression, Reisner et al. report case data obtained...
Video Clip: Visual Warning Signs in Child-Dog Interactions
In this video from The Family Dog, a series of photos exemplify well some of the subtler body language and facial expression indicators of tension and avoidance in dogs interacting with children. http://stopthe77.com/
Canine Chin Rest Behavior video
Dog trainer Laura Monaco Torelli shares a training video for teaching a chin rest that can be used during veterinary exams for ear care and injections. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Z8CdwQibgA
Do your dog’s rights begin where my child’s rights end?
In this blog post from Psychology Today’s Decoding Your Pet series, Dr. Lisa Radosta presents her opinion on using children in a dog’s training or counterconditioning program. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/decoding-your-pet/201411/do-your-dog-s-rights-begin-where-my-child-s-rights-end
Product Review: Dog Bite Prevention Strategy App
The Dog Bite Prevention Strategy App- created by Animal Connected Inc. (Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dog-bite-prevention-strategy/id775955192?mt=8) Review by Dr. Amy Pike, and Alexa Pike (age 6) This app was designed to teach children and parents how to recognize aggressive body postures in dogs in order to prevent dog bites. The first section...
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