Dog Bites and Kids…

The week of May 20th is National Dog Bite Prevention Week.

In honor of that, I wanted to recommend a scientifically studied DVD that teaches kids how to be safe around dogs.  Every parent/teacher/aunt/uncle/grandparent etc…should go to www.thebluedog.org and order the bluedog DVD which has been shown to help educate children about what they should and should not do around dogs. Children whose parents played an active role in going over the DVD with the kids, retained the information better!

Please make sure to use the link given as there are other blue dog companies with behavior information but the link given above is the one with the DVD that has been studied and proven useful.

Why all the fuss?

DID YOU KNOW THAT…….

1. The majority of dog bites to kids occur in the home with their own family dog.

2. Bites to young children often result in facial or neck injuries.

3. 55% of children suffer from PTSD following a substantial bite.

4. 400,000 children are seen in the emergency room due to dog bites per year.

Published in: on May 1, 2013 at 8:56 am  Leave a Comment  

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