Dog Bites Archive | Goodwin & Scieszka

Two dogs on leashes sniff their faces while meeting.

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,

Man working to train a group of four dogs.

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

Dog walker holding the handle of a retractable leash.

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

Woman in a park training her dog.

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

Woman training a dog.

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

Aggressive dog resisting a person

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

Two people walking dog

When it comes to preventing dog bites, dog owners have the most power to put a stop to attacks before they happen. Owners understand their dogs best and over time, should know which kinds of situations are stressful for them, know when to remove them for a situation, and know what other measures should be

Small dog barking at person and showing teeth

As the coronavirus pandemic grew, people were eager to learn more about what they could do to protect themselves and their loved ones. We all heard about how important it was to wash our hands, wear masks, and maintain good social distance when we do have to leave the house. But one effect of the

Small white and brown dog aggressively barking

All dogs can bite. It doesn’t matter if it’s a small dog, a big dog, or what breed a dog is. Even if a dog is typically very friendly, there are situations when even the most easy-going dog might lash out, attack someone, and cause serious injuries.   Dogs can bite for many different reasons,

Small dog on leash looking up at owner

Right now, it’s more important than ever to put safety first in all aspects of our lives. Not only does everyone need to take the appropriate measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus, it’s essential that we do our best to prevent accidents that could potentially lead to serious injuries. With hospital resources being prioritized

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