The DogChannel Newswire (12-04-08)

New dog law shows teeth in Nebraska; good manners a must for traveling pets; and other news.

Posted: December 4, 2008, 5 a.m. EST

Wouldn’t Dream of Leaving Fido Home? Good Manners Are a Must
As more shops, restaurants, and hotels put out the welcome mat for Max, it’s important for all traveling pets to have good manners. Jumping on the food table and chowing down seafood canapés at a hotel cocktail party or putting muddy paws on the front desk at reception at a five-star resort is certainly not going to add any more points to your hotel rewards card, reports.
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New Dog Law Showing Its Teeth
Omaha’s new dog ordinance may just be 7 weeks old, but it’s already showing its teeth. The Nebraska Humane Society says it has handled 24 potentially dangerous dog cases since the ordinance took effect Oct. 15, the Omaha World-Herald reports.
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Court: Homeowner Liable for Roommate’s Dog Bite
A homeowner who allowed an acquaintance with two dogs to move in will be held legally responsible for injuries caused by a dog bite. The District 2 Court of Appeals says the homeowner was the “keeper” of the dogs and responsible for any injuries they caused, The Associated Press reports.
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Police: Food May Have Triggered Fatal Dog Mauling
Authorities say food might have been the trigger for the fatal mauling of a 2-year-old boy by a family dog last week. A police spokesman says investigators might never know what triggered the Nov. 26 attack at a house in northwest Las Vegas. But he says it happened after the boy followed his grandmother into a room where the dog was being fed, The Associated Press reports.
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Holiday Gift Guide: The Plush and the Practical for Pets
What’s the point of having dogs if you can’t give them goofy gifts? But we all know pet gifts are mostly for the pet owner. USA TODAY takes a look at a few.
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