National Dog Bite Prevention Week: May 17-23

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We hope that you find the following videos informative and helpful.  The first two were produced by a DOC member and are provided to you courtesy of Dogs On Call, Inc.  The third is a fabulous video courtesy of The Family Dog – Stop the 77 Campaign (named because 77% of dog bites to children come from the family dog or a friend’s dog).

Mr. Doofus video

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National Dog Bite Prevention Week: May 17 – 23

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Dog bites are a public health issue and we want to help you and your children stay safe with dogs.  Data reported from Centers for Disease Control (CDC) state there are 4.7 million dog bites annually.  Most of them involve young children.

Noted veterinarian and animal behavior scientist, Dr. Ian Dunbar, Ph.D., DVM, states that 99% of bites occur at the two lowest levels of severity on a scale he developed.  They are described as lunging and snapping with no contact, or contact with a person resulting in no damage.[1]  Such dogs are exercising bite inhibition.

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National Dog Bite Prevention Week: May 17 – 23

DOC logo for signatureWho Here Likes Dogs? 

WE DO! WE DO!  The voices are heard and the hands shoot up!

This is the opening of the Dog Bite Prevention Programs presented by Dogs On Call. The program is adjusted according to the age of the audience, but key topics covered include recognizing dog body language; staying away from dogs behind fences, tied out, or in cars; what to do if a strange dog approaches by Being A Tree and Being a Rock; the difference between a service dog and a therapy dog; always asking permission before petting; and perhaps the most important — interacting properly with dogs you know.

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Pet Profile: Jeff, Mary, Bella, and Sully

WinklerMary and Jeff live in Deerfield with Sully, a five-year-old Chinese Crested Powder Puff, and Bella, a six-year-old English Bulldog crossed with an Olde English Bulldogge. They share their home with six other dogs, two rabbits, one rat, one hedgehog, two parakeets, four hens, one rooster, two goats, and “an assortment of reptiles.”

Jeff, Mary, Bella, and Sully all visit the Ronald McDonald House, UW dorms and libraries, Community Support Network, and have just started at Meriter Hospital. They all also enjoy the community outreach opportunities at Mounds Dog Fest, the Badger Kennel Club Dog Fair, and Safety Saturday on the Square. Jeff and Bella additionally visit at Marianne’s Elder House and the Grow Academy.

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Pet Partner Profile: Barbara and Murray

BarbaraandMurrayBarbara discovered her Pet Partner, Murray, a seven-year-old Black Lab/Hound mix, at the Dane County Humane Society in 2009. Murray and Barbara have a busy schedule, visiting at UW Hospital, UW dorms and libraries, and MTILP, a day center for physically and cognitively disabled adults.

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