Presentation on theme: "Americans own 74 Million Dogs, most are pets. According to the Center of Disease Control (CDC) Center of Disease Control(CDC)"— Presentation transcript:
Americans own 74 Million Dogs, most are pets
According to the Center of Disease Control (CDC) Center of Disease Control(CDC)
Insurance Industry pays out $1 Billion in Liability Claims Elevates Insurance Premiums Legal Fees Increases the Need for Tax Dollars required hire more shelter employees Psychological and Physical Trauma to the Victim
Intervention for Public Safety Eliminates A Significant Stressful Societal Problem Saves Money
Breed Specific Legislation bans require special licensing and procedure to own specific breeds or completely bans the ownership of these breeds within community limits in order to totally eliminate a breed(s) altogether but doesnt address the issue of personal responsibility. Do breed bans decrease the numbers of dog bites?
Pit Bull Attack Headlined: Outraged Communities Demand a Call for Action
AMVA –American Medical Veterinary Assoc. ASPCA Association of Pet Dog Trainers, the International Association of Canine Professionals, American Academy of Pediatrics American Animal Hospital Association - The American Animal Hospital Association supports dangerous animal legislation by state, provincial, county, or municipal governments provided that legislation does not refer to specific breeds or classes of animals. American Animal Hospital Association American Dog Breeders Association American Humane - American Humane opposes legislation that seeks to ban a particular breed of dog. Such laws provide a false sense of security as all dogs, when improperly treated or trained, can present a risk to public health. American Humane American Kennel Club - The American Kennel Club strongly opposes any legislation that determines a dog to be "dangerous" based on specific breeds or phenotypic classes of dogs. American Kennel Club ASPCA Dealing with Dangerous Dogs - There is no evidence that breed-specific laws – which are costly and difficult to enforce – make communities safer for human families or for the companion animals that are a part of so many households. ASPCA Dealing with Dangerous Dogs American Veterinary Medical Association - The AVMA supports dangerous animal legislation by state, county, or municipal governments provided that legislation does not refer to specific breeds or classes of animals. Animal Farm Foundation American Veterinary Medical Association Association of Pet Dog Trainers BadRap Best Friends Animal Society
804 Pet Owners a) parents b) non-parents of children Survey is Based on a Pet Owners Knowledge of Dog Behavior; including body language, social signals, resource-guarding, and self-defense and the risks of dog bites to infants and young children. Results Suggested that Dog Owners Frequently had Only Limited Knowledge of Dog Behavior and were often Unaware of Factors that Increased the Risk of Dog Bites to Children Mar. 2006,Pediatrics--The Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics Recommends Prevention Strategies Should Focus on Public Education and Training of Dogs and Their Owners
Education on Responsible Dog Ownership Pet Owners Must Realize that Dogs are Not Children Dogs Can Not Be Reasoned With Dogs Must Be Taught to Behave through Consistency and Reinforcement Begin Early Puppy Socialization With People at Home and In Public
Dogs Do NOT Have the Right to Guard their Food, Toys or its Body Dogs Must NOT Be Permitted to Lunge at the End of the Leash Toward Other People in Public (he is NOT being protective, he is being a menace) Never Allow Your Dog to Run Along your Fence at People or With Dog(s) Next Door Dont Leave Your Dog Alone with Small Children Teach (not just tell) Your Child How to Behave Around Dogs
Significantly Reduces Preventable Dog Bites and Attacks Holds People Accountable for their Pets Saves Money Education Helps People Better Understand Dogs and Dog Behavior Quality Dog Ownership Promotes Neighborhood Harmony Creates a Happier Families and Dogs
Communities should stop considering dog issues as someone elses problem. Societys dog crisis is more than a mere nuisance and every small violation is part of the bigger problem which is everyones problem.
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