Dog bites can be a hazard for both shelter staff and the community. Our materials can help you nip biting behavior in the bud.
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What happens when an enraged adopter tells you that the dog who came to you as a stray, and behaved himself so beautifully at the shelter, has bitten a neighbor without provocation? Is your shelter legally responsible?
Jon Katz, author of A Good Dog, talks about aggression and the difficult choices faced by dog owners and shelters.
Study examines accuracy of Assess-a-Hand and life-size doll in predicting dog behavior.
AVMA task force recommends the formation of community advisory councils that can focus on curbing the incidence of dog bites.
Report questions the efficacy of breed-specific bans in reducing dog bite-related injuries.
Clients ask your front desk staff for help with many different issues, from behavioral problems to rehoming animals. Use this sample helpdesk handbook from Nevada Humane to help your staff be ready to assist!
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