Free Dog Bite Prevention Week Resources

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In honor of National Dog Bite Prevention Week, Dr. Sophia Yin presents some unique educational resources including an animated PSA and canine body language poster.

Pokey Dog Lags on Leash

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Does your dog lag on leash? Q) I have a three year old male, neutered Shih Tzu named Pocky. My problem is that while other dogs drag their owners on walks, I have to constantly pull on Pocky’s leash so that he will walk with me.

How to Greet a Dog

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It’s essential that people learn how to greet a dog properly if they hope to avoid scaring dogs and avoid being bitten. Inappropriate greetings are a common reason people get bitten.

Finding the Perfect Dog Treats

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I love watching your videos. What treats do you use in your veterinary practice? They seem pretty irresistible. They also look like they are something that allows them to nibble off small pieces at a time. We have trouble finding something the fearful or anxious dogs will eat.

Dogs and Babies: Can They be Safe in the Same Household?

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“Six-Week-Old Girl Dies After Mauled By Family Dog” the headlines blared. The LA County Sheriff’s Department reported the familiar scenario. A family member had left the baby unattended on a bed for a few minutes and returned to find her head encased in the dog’s mouth.

Treatment of Food Aggression in Dogs is About Finesse, Not Force

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What’s up with the dog that eyes people who approach his food bowl or stiffens and even growls, snaps or bites if others interrupt his meal? Don’t they understand that you’re the provider of the things they want and not a threat to them?

Jonesy’s Dog Agility Class Sept 11 2009

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It was 100• F here today but that didn’t stop us from going to our foundations agility class. Or as I call it “Jonesy time.” Here’s Jonesy on the teeter. Over two years ago when he was 10 months of age and had been living with me for several months, I took several private lessons from a really good trainer, Cathy Leggett. Then I decided, Jonesy had more pressing behavioral issues and stopped agility until recently. We’re taking a weekly class now even though Jonesy knows a lot of the exercises already.