Your Dog is Not Your Baby…And That’s OK!
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Your Dog is Not Your Baby…And That’s OK!

Is Your Dog Your “First Baby?” Cute puppy faces with those big eyes are irresistible.  In fact, they actually ARE hard to resist because humans are biologically inclined to respond to baby-like faces.  We get that “Aww, how cute!” feeling from a burst of oxytocin and it feels natural to be nurturing and protective.  The…

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Dog Bite Statistics: Do the Math Before You Freak Out

Oops, this is the one I never finished when I wasn’t feeling well and then we had the upheaval of kids getting out of school for the summer.  Better late than never! In honor of this year’s National Dog Bite Prevention Week, I’ve got a post for each day!  Dog bites are almost entirely preventable –…

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I Think My Dog Might Bite My Kids…And I’m Glad

In honor of this year’s National Dog Bite Prevention Week, I’ve got a post for each day!  Dog bites are almost entirely preventable – especially bites to children.  What will YOU do this week to prevent a dog bite? Am I glad my dog “might” bite my kids?  No, what I’m saying is that I’m glad…

Dogs Like Kids They Feel Safe With (Ask the Dog, Part 2)
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Dogs Like Kids They Feel Safe With (Ask the Dog, Part 2)

In honor of this year’s National Dog Bite Prevention Week, I’ve got a post for each day!  Dog bites are almost entirely preventable – especially bites to children.  What will YOU do this week to prevent a dog bite? Continuing the theme of kids and dogs meeting in public, I have a short film to share. …

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What Should Baby See You Do With Your Dog?

I’m 6 months pregnant and own two basset hounds, and have been reading your magnetization posts with much interest! I do have one question – how important do you think it is to only let babies/small kids see their parents interacting with the dogs in “safe” ways? I’ll admit to sometimes cuddling/playing with my dogs…

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Don’t Let Your Baby Be the Creepy Guy on the Train!

Picture yourself riding the same commuter train to work every day.  There’s the usual assortment of regulars.  You grow accustomed to who sits where, who reads the paper, who grooves to their iPods, etc.  Through your experience with their behavior over time, you feel safe…or perhaps NOT safe in the case of the creepy guy….