Excellent photo in view of the week!!

Pay attention to what a dog is telling you. And teach children to respect a dog’s space! Too many dogs end up in shelters (or worse, put down) because the adults in charge were not monitoring the child/dog situation. Many times when a dog bites a child parents say, “There were no warnings. He just bit him for no reason.”
The unfortunate truth is that there are almost always warning signs, but the humans miss them. This photo shows a few warning signs that the dog is uncomfortable and may bite.

Dog Bite Prevention Week

7th to 14th June is Dog Bite Prevention Week. Yes, Glen of Imaal Terriers are usually quite good with people but they have bitten and there will be people reading this who have the scars!
Between 2012-2013 6,302 people were hospitalised overnight due to dog bites. This excludes GP visits, A & E visits and those not reported. A 50% rise in a decade. There are 8.5 million dogs in the UK. We can’t avoid them. Children under 9 are most likely to be bitten. If you do anything that could use information from either this or this please use them. Why not have a look in your local library?
It could save a life – dog or human