When Doctors Stray Outside of Expertise

Posted on November 6, 2017March 18, 2021Categories News, Research & PublicationsTags , ,   Leave a comment on When Doctors Stray Outside of Expertise

Study finds that the literature on dog bites written by human health care professionals is rife with distortions and errors, and laden with rhetorical devices that mischaracterize dog behavior and grossly overstate the actual risk of dog bite injuries. 

Study finds that the literature on dog bites written by human health care professionals is rife with distortions and errors, and laden with rhetorical devices that mischaracterize dog behavior and grossly overstate the actual risk of dog bite injuries. 

What do we actually know about growling, snarling, snapping and biting behavior in dogs?

Posted on April 7, 2017March 18, 2021Categories News, Research & PublicationsTags ,   Leave a comment on What do we actually know about growling, snarling, snapping and biting behavior in dogs?

A critical review of the dog bite literature reveals that such encounters are often conflated and warning behaviors such as growls, snarls, and snaps are summarily lumped together with potentially injurious behavior such as biting.

A critical review of the dog bite literature reveals that such encounters are often conflated and warning behaviors such as growls, snarls, and snaps are summarily lumped together with potentially injurious behavior such as biting.

Breed-Specific Legislation is myth-based and ineffective according to the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB)

Posted on August 4, 2014March 18, 2021Categories News   Leave a comment on Breed-Specific Legislation is myth-based and ineffective according to the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB)

AVSAB released a position statement expressing their opposition to breed-specific legislation.

AVSAB released a position statement expressing their opposition to breed-specific legislation.

New Edition of “Dog Bites: Problems and Solutions”

Posted on July 14, 2014March 18, 2021Categories News, Research & PublicationsTags , ,   Leave a comment on New Edition of “Dog Bites: Problems and Solutions”

Second edition of “Dog Bites: Problems and Solutions” Released.

Second edition of “Dog Bites: Problems and Solutions” Released.

“Please don’t make me bite you”: A dog’s eye view of dog bite prevention

Posted on May 21, 2014March 18, 2021Categories NewsTags   Leave a comment on “Please don’t make me bite you”: A dog’s eye view of dog bite prevention

This week is Dog Bite Prevention Week, and here’s something that most press releases, websites, and lists of do’s and don’ts may not mention: Dogs will do their part to prevent dog bites. All they need is a little help from us. That dog in front of you doesn’t want to bite you. Even if the situation pushes him beyond the remarkable scope of his species’ tolerance for human behavior and makes him feel he needs to defend himself, he … Continue reading ““Please don’t make me bite you”: A dog’s eye view of dog bite prevention”