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Kat   Orem, UT

5/29/2011 8:25:43 PM

Very good article. It's VERY critical that people are tought how to appropriately greet dogs. It's not always a dog's fault that it bites someone - a lot of times they feel threatened and feel they can't escape. Not always the case though! People MUST be responsible for their dogs and soooo many people aren't. No socialization, no training, no correcting behavior. It's a viscious cycle. I think it should be mandated that people must take AND pass a pet ownership test. Not just for dogs, but any animal. WOrking in the pet retail industry I see WAAAY too many moronic people get pets and they don't have the slightest idea of what they got themselves into.

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hotblondgirl   bitchin, AK

7/18/2009 5:55:40 AM

my neighbors with the infamous german shepherds r killing rodents and biting people. they are always fenced in, but one day they jumped the fence and into my yard. they attacked my cat, and my golden retriever alarmed me to go save the cat. i hit both dogs on the nose and they ran away. my cat is fine and animal control is to pick them up soon.

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Galadriel   Lothlorien, ME

5/20/2009 8:27:23 PM

Keep your body out of a dog's mouth and you should be pretty safe.

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Jenn   Wheaton, IL

5/20/2009 5:53:38 PM

Very good article to publish!

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Sappahire   Simpsonville, KY

5/20/2009 2:36:19 PM

Yup! I got bitten by my neighboors dog Luffy (like Goofy) and i was going to tell them that their dog (a min. schnouzer* spell :( ) better have his vacc up to date otherwise (cause they dont bother to get their dog off me) they are gonna have 2 go court. plus they didnt do anything when her dog got in a dog fight w/my rat terrier.

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Shelly B   Lancaster, CA

5/20/2009 11:22:57 AM

Very good
tips.
I personally know it is a great idea, I try to take my dog as much as I can whenever I can and he is a calm
dog,
I am not sure tho if it works on all dogs but it works for mine.

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Julie   Lewiston, ME

5/20/2009 8:31:29 AM

Thank you for all of this great information. I hope if anyone gets bitten the dog has had a rabies shot.

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Dave   Denver, CO

5/20/2009 8:06:43 AM

"If bitten, get proof of rabies vaccination from the dog's owner, get the owner's name and contact information, and contact the dog's veterinarian to check vaccination records. Then immediately consult a
doctor."
Should add "immediately consult a doctor AND LAW ENFORCEMENT."

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Laurice   Baltimore, MD

5/20/2009 7:05:04 AM

It would certainly help if kids didn't bark, growl, whistle or yell at my dogs while I'm walking them, or yell and laugh at me when I am picking up their poop as required by law in my county. And children falsely claiming a large dog or dogs are vicious should be able to be prosecuted for libel.

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Dan   Irvine, CA

5/20/2009 6:38:15 AM

Great to see
education.
Would like to see it year round instead of just one
week.

A little extra
info
That figure 4.7 million comes from a telephone survey from
1994

http://nationalcanineresearchcouncil. com/dog-bites/
[quote]There is no national system in the United States for tallying reports of dog bites. The often-repeated numbers that inspired some to declare a dog bite “epidemic” were estimated on the basis of a telephone survey conducted in 1994. From among the 5,328 persons who responded to this survey, interviewers obtained reports of 196 dog bites within the previous 12 months. (Only 38 of those sought medical
attention).*

Alarmists quote the numbers extrapolated from this 14-year-old telephone survey as evidence that dogs are a growing threat. However, communities across the country report the good, less publicized news that actual (not estimated) reports of dog bites are decreasing, and have been for
years.[/quote]

Education will keep that trend going in the right
direction.

California
Info
http://nationalcanineresearchcouncil. com/in-your-state/california/

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karen   little rock, AR

5/20/2009 6:10:02 AM

thanks for the tips

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D   Indy, IN

5/20/2009 6:05:13 AM

great tips!

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Petey   Henrico, VA

5/20/2009 4:38:00 AM

Good article

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