Category Archives: Dog Attack

A Tragic Reminder To Never Leave A Child Alone With A Dog

A child should never be left unsupervised with a dog. For any length of time. Period. It’s a simple message but sometimes we all need reminding: “A SIX-DAY-OLD baby has died in the most horrific circumstances after being mauled by

A Tragic Reminder To Never Leave A Child Alone With A Dog

A child should never be left unsupervised with a dog. For any length of time. Period. It’s a simple message but sometimes we all need reminding: “A SIX-DAY-OLD baby has died in the most horrific circumstances after being mauled by

City Terrorized By Packs Of Wild-Roaming Chihuahuas!

This, I must say is one headline I never expected to come out of my blog. But yes, it’s true – Maryvale is a city in Mexico (where else) where wild chihuahuas are terrorizing the residents: “Frank Garcia has also

City Terrorized By Packs Of Wild-Roaming Chihuahuas!

This, I must say is one headline I never expected to come out of my blog. But yes, it’s true – Maryvale is a city in Mexico (where else) where wild chihuahuas are terrorizing the residents: “Frank Garcia has also

DogVacay – Consider The Dangers!

Helen is a distraught reader who sent me a harrowing account of her experience as a DogVacay dog minder. Here is an exert:  “…On the way home from the lady who “couldn’t” watch the dog anymore, Sunday the dog puked

DogVacay – Consider The Dangers!

Helen is a distraught reader who sent me a harrowing account of her experience as a DogVacay dog minder. Here is an exert:  “…On the way home from the lady who “couldn’t” watch the dog anymore, Sunday the dog puked

A Hero? A Villain? No, Just A Dog

Here are two stories plucked from the media, in one the dog is portrayed as a hero, in the other the dog is the villain. The fact is, both dogs are doing exactly the same thing. Story 1: “A heroic

A Hero? A Villain? No, Just A Dog

Here are two stories plucked from the media, in one the dog is portrayed as a hero, in the other the dog is the villain. The fact is, both dogs are doing exactly the same thing. Story 1: “A heroic

This Survey Had A Lot To Tell… About Deceptive Statistics

This survey has frightening findings, until you read the fine print and realize that all the questions are meaningless. “More than half of dog owners said they knew someone who had been bitten or attacked by a dog while a

This Survey Had A Lot To Tell… About Deceptive Statistics

This survey has frightening findings, until you read the fine print and realize that all the questions are meaningless. “More than half of dog owners said they knew someone who had been bitten or attacked by a dog while a

This Dog’s Tragic End Is A Warning!

Seal watching tours are very popular these days. The tourists usually watch from the shore or are taken to seals on a boat. The best operators, of course are those who can get the tourists the closest, getting that ‘close

This Dog’s Tragic End Is A Warning!

Seal watching tours are very popular these days. The tourists usually watch from the shore or are taken to seals on a boat. The best operators, of course are those who can get the tourists the closest, getting that ‘close

Who Needs Animal Experts. Just Call A Lawyer Instead!

A Judge in Alabama has ordered the euthanasia of 33 dogs. He did it not because the dogs have injured anyone or caused any harm. No, in sending 33 dogs to their death Court District Judge Allan Furr was satisfied

Who Needs Animal Experts. Just Call A Lawyer Instead!

A Judge in Alabama has ordered the euthanasia of 33 dogs. He did it not because the dogs have injured anyone or caused any harm. No, in sending 33 dogs to their death Court District Judge Allan Furr was satisfied

Want Home Protection? Get A Dog!

In these uncertain times home owners are increasingly concerned about their safety. More are turning away from traditional protection tools and towards trained guard dogs. And for a good reason: “Croft’s company trains dogs for personal protection, as well as

Want Home Protection? Get A Dog!

In these uncertain times home owners are increasingly concerned about their safety. More are turning away from traditional protection tools and towards trained guard dogs. And for a good reason: “Croft’s company trains dogs for personal protection, as well as

You Dog Could Be Your Biggest Liability!

You may be surprised to know that a third of all home owner insurance liability claims are made over dig bites! “The cost of dog bite claims rose a whopping 53.4 percent from 2003 to 2011 according to the Insurance

You Dog Could Be Your Biggest Liability!

You may be surprised to know that a third of all home owner insurance liability claims are made over dig bites! “The cost of dog bite claims rose a whopping 53.4 percent from 2003 to 2011 according to the Insurance

The System Is Broken! What More Proof Do You Need!

“A toddler was so badly mauled in a vicious dog attack that her tongue was left poking through a gaping hole in her cheek. But the owner of the Labrador collie, which savagely clamped its jaws around Lucy Harris’ face,

The System Is Broken! What More Proof Do You Need!

“A toddler was so badly mauled in a vicious dog attack that her tongue was left poking through a gaping hole in her cheek. But the owner of the Labrador collie, which savagely clamped its jaws around Lucy Harris’ face,

Dogs Fight Back

It is very common for Vets to treat hunting dogs accidentally shot by their owners. Now at last some dogs are turning the tables: “A man in France has had his right hand amputated after his dog ‘accidentally shot him’

Dogs Fight Back

It is very common for Vets to treat hunting dogs accidentally shot by their owners. Now at last some dogs are turning the tables: “A man in France has had his right hand amputated after his dog ‘accidentally shot him’

How To Stop A Dog Fight

A dog fight is a very dangerous situation. Dangerous to your dog, to you and to others around you. When dogs fight, they momentarily ‘return back to the primordial wolf’ so to speak. What I mean by that is –

How To Stop A Dog Fight

A dog fight is a very dangerous situation. Dangerous to your dog, to you and to others around you. When dogs fight, they momentarily ‘return back to the primordial wolf’ so to speak. What I mean by that is –

Don’t Blame Scooby Doo When Real Education Is Lacking!

A new Australian study blames Scooby Doo and other popular TV characters for children’s lack of dog safety education: “What children don’t learn from fictional cartoon dog characters is that dogs are territorial animals, they are hunting animals and they

Don’t Blame Scooby Doo When Real Education Is Lacking!

A new Australian study blames Scooby Doo and other popular TV characters for children’s lack of dog safety education: “What children don’t learn from fictional cartoon dog characters is that dogs are territorial animals, they are hunting animals and they

Your Dog Could Have You Charged With Murder!

It is often said that keeping a dangerous dog is like owning a loaded gun. In South Africa they are taking that literally: “It’s been suggested that murder charges should be brought against dog owners if their animals bite people

Your Dog Could Have You Charged With Murder!

It is often said that keeping a dangerous dog is like owning a loaded gun. In South Africa they are taking that literally: “It’s been suggested that murder charges should be brought against dog owners if their animals bite people

Mandatory Dog Training? Count Me In

Here is a bright idea. How about we include the cost of dog training sessions into dog registration fees! “Dog behavioural expert and Australian Veterinary Association spokeswoman Doctor Kersti Seksel said she supported mandatory training because dogs that were taught

Mandatory Dog Training? Count Me In

Here is a bright idea. How about we include the cost of dog training sessions into dog registration fees! “Dog behavioural expert and Australian Veterinary Association spokeswoman Doctor Kersti Seksel said she supported mandatory training because dogs that were taught

My Four Ways To Reform The Dangerous Dog Act

With the 21st anniversary of Dangerous Dog Act (DDA) protesters are out in force condemning the act. but surely, protesting isn’t enough. If we want to improve the legislation we need to make constructive changes. Here are my four ways the Act can

My Four Ways To Reform The Dangerous Dog Act

With the 21st anniversary of Dangerous Dog Act (DDA) protesters are out in force condemning the act. but surely, protesting isn’t enough. If we want to improve the legislation we need to make constructive changes. Here are my four ways the Act can

Here Is A Classic ‘Chicken-And-Egg’ For You: Owners Of Aggressive Breed Dogs More Aggressive Themselves

I have to say, this doesn’t come as huge surprise to me: ‘Owners of stereotypically aggressive dog breeds such as German Shepherds and Rottweilers are more likely to be hostile and aggressive themselves compared with owners of typically laid-back pooches

Here Is A Classic ‘Chicken-And-Egg’ For You: Owners Of Aggressive Breed Dogs More Aggressive Themselves

I have to say, this doesn’t come as huge surprise to me: ‘Owners of stereotypically aggressive dog breeds such as German Shepherds and Rottweilers are more likely to be hostile and aggressive themselves compared with owners of typically laid-back pooches

Innocent Will Pay For Police Dog-Handling Incompetence

I have long argued that Police officers needs compulsory training in handling aggressive dogs. Ultimately if those skills are lacking, it’s not just the dogs that will pay dearly. Today this kind of incompetence almost claimed one victim: ‘As the

Innocent Will Pay For Police Dog-Handling Incompetence

I have long argued that Police officers needs compulsory training in handling aggressive dogs. Ultimately if those skills are lacking, it’s not just the dogs that will pay dearly. Today this kind of incompetence almost claimed one victim: ‘As the

This Judge Got It Wrong On What The Dogs Mean To Us

The recent court ruling claiming dogs do not generate the same emotional attachment as family members is a mistake and a disappointment: ‘You may consider your pets to be part of the family, but the New Jersey Supreme Court does

This Judge Got It Wrong On What The Dogs Mean To Us

The recent court ruling claiming dogs do not generate the same emotional attachment as family members is a mistake and a disappointment: ‘You may consider your pets to be part of the family, but the New Jersey Supreme Court does

How To Survive A Massacre

There are 30,000 (approx.) gun attacks annually in the US and 850,000 (reported) dog attacks. It follows that you are much more likely (about 24 times more likely) to face an aggressive dog then an aggressive person. With the Batman

How To Survive A Massacre

There are 30,000 (approx.) gun attacks annually in the US and 850,000 (reported) dog attacks. It follows that you are much more likely (about 24 times more likely) to face an aggressive dog then an aggressive person. With the Batman