Watch this news clip from KCRA in which Dr Yin demonstrates how kids should be taught to greet dogs.
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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.
Download a free poster: Recognizing the body language of fear and anxiety in dogs.
Understanding dogs is essential for Dog Bite Prevention. This video illustrates why so many people are bitten by dogs every year. In this animation, a child approaches a dog even when the dog shows signs of fear and avoidance. Watch to see the signs of fear.
May 15-21st is National Dog Bite Prevention Week so it’s a perfect week for a reminder. Over 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs every year and about 800,000 of those bites are severe enough to warrant a trip to the hospital.
The CDC estimates 4.7 million Americans are bitten by dogs every year. Those most at risk are kids, 6 to 9 years old. To prevent bites, kids must learn how to greet and interact safely with dogs.
At the end of July 2017, I attended the American Veterinary Medical Association Convention in Indianapolis, IN. This was pretty exciting for me as I was selected as a poster presenter for my survey “Once Bitten, Twice Shy – Bite/Near-Bite Job Stress in Veterinary Medicine.” In addition to the poster presentation, I was also … Continued
Learning how to read a dog is critical to safely interacting with a dog. Dr. Yin’s own poster “How to Greet a Dog and What to Avoid’ as well as “The Body Language of Fear” are great references for anyone who wishes to understand dogs better. But are you going to carry them everywhere? Now, there’s an app for that – The Dog Decoder App, to be precise.
Quick Jump: Aggression: Dog Bite Prevention Aggression: Fear and Anxiety Aggression: General Aggression Aggression: Inter-dog Aggression Aggression: Possession Aggression Aggression: Predatory Aggression Aggression: Toy Aggression Aggresssion: Dominance Agility Barking or Whining Biting Body Language Chewing Choosing the Right Dog Cognition/Intelligence in Dogs Cold Weather Safety Come When Called Dog Classes Dominance in Dogs Electronic Collars … Continued
With all of the dog bite attacks that circulate in the news, you may sometimes worry; what if that were you?
As a veterinarian focused on behavior and an avid runner, I’ve dealt with a lot of dogs charging towards me and threatening to bite. In spite of working with aggressive dogs as well as running by off-leash dogs on a daily basis, I have only been bitten—minor bites— a few times over the last 20 years. What’s the secret? The number one secret is to stay calm. The more you scream and try to move the more aroused you’ll make the dog—here are the two scenarios.