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Celebrations at Grandma’s house over the holidays are the stuff of fond memories. Noisy gatherings can make Grandma’s dog very anxious. Even the most docile pet may bite if provoked. Supervise!
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Ho! Ho! Ho! A man in a red suit coming down the chimney may be very scary for the family dog. More dog bites occur during holiday times than any other time of the year. Supervise!
Did you know that dogs talk to us all the time? A happy dog pants and wags his tail. A bossy dog has his ears forward, his mouth closed and his tail held high. This dog does not want to meet you.
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|Did you know that dogs talk to us all the time? A happy dog pants and wags his tail. A scared dog has his mouth closed and holds his tail between his legs, he may even be wagging it or backing away. Give a scared dog his space, he might be scared enough to bite or growl to get you to go away.|
Did you know that dogs talk to us all the time? A happy dog pants and wags his tail. A bossy dog stands tall, leaning forward with his ears forward, his mouth closed and his tail held as high as he can get it. This dog does not want to meet you, he wants you to leave his place and his stuff alone.
If you are visiting a friend with a puppy and the puppy is too frisky and jumping , you should…
A. push the puppy away
B. pick the puppy up by the scruff of the neck
C. Be a Tree and stand still
The answer is C. Be a Tree. Trees are boring and the puppy will soon lose interest.
If a strange dog comes over to you, you should…
A. yell at the dog to go away
B. Be a Tree and stand still
C. try to make friends with the dog
The answer is B. Be a Tree. The dog will most likely sniff around you and move on. Never touch a strange dog.
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If a dog is loose and barking at you, you should…
A. Be a Tree and stand still until he gets bored and goes away
B. run away screaming
C. try to pet him to calm him downThe answer is A. Be a Tree. Stand still and look at your feet.
|Did you know that dogs don’t like hugs and kisses, especially from kids or strangers?. Your dog may tolerate many hugs before finally snapping.|
|Did you know that most dog bites to children are by a family pet in someone’s home and that hugging the dog is a common cause if these bites? Dogs warn before they bite and you can learn to speak dog and recognize the signs of a dog that is tolerating, but not enjoying attention from a child. Keep kids and dogs safe this holiday season, watch for signs of anxiety in the dog and intervene if you see them.|| no recording|
|Did you know that most dog bites to children are by a family pet in someone’s home? Dogs warn before they bite often by yawning or licking their chops.|
|Dogs don’t like hugs and kisses. Surprised?|
|Did you know that more dog bites happen over the holidays than any other time of the year? Supervise and give the dog a private space with bone to chew when kids visit.|
|Do you know how to speak dog? A dog that yawns or licks his chops want to be left alone.||no recording|
|Noisy gatherings, changes in routines and excited children may stress and overwhelm even the most docile dog. Keep holiday celebrations in homes with dogs safe by thinking ahead.|| no recording|
|Dog bites occur during holiday times more then any other time of the year!|| no recording|
|Did you know that dogs talk to us all time? Parents, if you see the half moon of white in your dog’s eye when kids are around, intervene before an accident happens.|
- The dog turns his head away, walks away or tries to hide under furniture.
- The dog freezes and becomes very still, with his mouth closed. He may be staring intensely at the person who is bothering him and may growl. This dog is a few seconds away from a bite.
- The dog growls or raises the fur along his back.
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I'm worried now that the family is in danger of getting bitten by their JR after the abusive techniques that were used by Jordan Shelley on the BBC's One Show and if so the JR will get put down. If anyone knows who the family is, please tell them that I will come over to England free of charge and teach them how to stop their dog guarding in a humane and beautifully effective way. No point in just complaining, I want to save this dog and this family. Please send this to everyone you know.Congratulations to Victoria for her generosity of spirit and willingness to stand up for her belief in the power of positive reinforcement training. We are proud to have Victoria as a member of Doggone Safe!