Friday, November 27, 2009

Why Do Dogs Bite Children?


A study published in the British Medical Journal found that resource guarding was a major cause of dog bites to children and that discipline measures were a key bite trigger. These results support our contention that training without force or punishment leads to reduced bite risk and that preventing resource guarding is critically important.

See our previous post about how to prevent resource guarding.

Click here to see the research article abstract

Click here to read an excellent and detailed review of the BMJ article by Eric Goebelbecker published at the Dog Star Daily blog. Thanks to Eric for taking the time to share this important information. All dog trainers and dog owners should read this!

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