Dog Bites Archive | Goodwin & Scieszka

While dog owners, generally speaking, adore their pets and consider them to be part of the family, some of them are very attached to their dogs and frequently bring them along when they leave the house, such as while running errands or going to the office.  Many companies have been adopting pet-friendly policies in recent

Young kids often get very excited about dogs, whether it’s seeing a family pet, going to visit a family member’s pet, or getting to see a dog they don’t know being walked around the neighborhood. But as exciting as dogs can be, it’s extremely important for parents and other caretakers to be very careful about

When you’re interacting with another person, their eyes can tell you a lot about how they feel and what they’re thinking. You might be able to tell that a person feels nervous, uncomfortable, happy, or relaxed just by looking at their eyes. The same can be said of dogs.  Since dogs don’t verbally communicate with

People love their pets which can make it hard for them to accept that those pets can potentially injure other people. But accepting this fact is an important step in pet ownership because responsible pet owners will try to do everything possible to prevent those injuries from ever happening. If you mention dog-related injuries, the

Welcoming a new dog to your household can be a very exciting time, but there’s also a chance it might not be an easy adjustment — especially if you already have a dog in your home. Dogs can bite for many different reasons, but stress/anxiety is one of the most common. In an ideal situation,

Dogs can bite or attack for many different reasons, such as not feeling well, feeling afraid, or because they’re taking care of puppies, just to name a few. Regardless of why a dog might bite, there’s one underlying fact that all dog owners need to be aware of: they’re the ones with the most power

When you own a dog, a good leash is essential. In the state of Michigan, there is a statewide leash law which states that, with few exceptions, it is unlawful for a dog’s owner to allow a dog off their property unless it is properly leashed. Some cities have additional leash ordinances which can apply

Sometimes, it’s not always easy to set limits and boundaries and actually enforce them. This is particularly true when you’re dealing with someone you love very much, like the family dog. When you bring a new dog into your home, particularly a puppy, it’s only natural that you would want to see them happy and

There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about dogs out there, particularly when it comes to deaf dogs. Some people think deaf dogs are more aggressive because they’re more anxious and easier to startle and that they’re harder to train. But none of this is necessarily true. The simple fact of the matter is

A dog can make a wonderful addition to a household and when people make the decision to bring a new dog into their home, they often do so by adopting a dog from a shelter instead of buying one from a breeder or a pet store. People have very good intentions in doing this, especially

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