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Got a “Get Out of Bite Free” Card?

Posted by on May 19, 2016 in dog bite prevention, Life With Dog and Baby, Uncategorized | 2 comments

Got a “Get Out of Bite Free” Card?

  It’s Dog Bite Prevention Week again! Resources abound for how to look for body language warning signs and what to avoid doing that might prompt a bite, but what can you do right now with your dog to make it less likely he or she will bite if everything else falls through? What happens when the unthinkable happens? Your child falls off her chair and lands right on your dog? A visiting kid grabs your dog’s ears and screams in his face? There are tons of these stories —...

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A Good Dog Is Not Enough – Free Class!

Posted by on May 24, 2013 in dog bite prevention, Life With Dog and Baby | 7 comments

A Good Dog Is Not Enough – Free Class!

“What Parents Need to Know About Safety and Friendship Before Baby Starts Crawling” As part of the San Diego Humane Society’s events for 2013 Dog Bite Prevention Week, I will be teaching this FREE class on Saturday, May 25th from 12:00 – 1:30 PM at the central campus:    5500 Gaines Street, San Diego, 92110.  Class will be an excerpt from my 3 hour Dogs and Babies – Play It Safe! class and will include question and answer time. Of course, if your baby is already...

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Should You Share That Cute Dog and Baby Photo?

Posted by on May 17, 2012 in dog bite prevention, Dog body language, Life With Dog and Baby | 20 comments

Should You Share That Cute Dog and Baby Photo?

Given the interest in my previous post, I gathered a number of GOOD photos of dogs and kids and jotted down what it is I look for when I see dogs and babies/kids together in real life or in a photograph or other illustration.  Because, really, we live in a different world now.  Family photos are not tucked into a box or album somewhere – they are out here for all to see.    See enough dogs-and-babies-together photos and it starts to seem like a normal thing to do.  Other...

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“Cute” Dog and Baby Photos Feed the Fantasy

Posted by on May 11, 2012 in dog bite prevention | 21 comments

I just read this story following up on the tragic death of a one-year-old boy in Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago.  You don’t have to go back and rehash details, but the part that got to me was the Dad’s comment at the end that he and his family have been so hurt and overwhelmed by online commentary that blame him for his son’s death. I thought Christopher Shahan was very brave to tell his story in hopes that he can prevent tragedies for other families, especially in a clip...

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Fox News – Preventing Dog Bites to Children

Posted by on Nov 7, 2011 in dog bite prevention, Featured Video, Videos | 0 comments

Fox News – Preventing Dog Bites to Children

In May 2010, Fox News featured my Play It Safe class as part of National Dog Bite Prevention Week.

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Dogs Like Kids They Feel Safe With

Posted by on Oct 12, 2011 in dog bite prevention, Dog Training, Featured Video, Other People's Dogs, Other People's Kids, Videos | 0 comments

Dogs Like Kids They Feel Safe With

My entry won 1st Runner Up in the 2010 Canis Film Festival! Shows both kids and dogs learning ways to make each other feel safe.

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