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: Safety for children and people around dogs
Since the tragic death of 13-month-old Archie-Lee Hirst in Wakefield last week, after being attacked by a Rottweiler, many parents will be understandably concerned about the safety of their own children around dogs. The terrible incident is under investigation by the police but sadly the circumstances surrounding the actions of this particular dog may never be fully understood like many cases.

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Whether you've owned your family pet dog for years or are visiting a friend or relative with a dog that you don't know quite as well, or walking in a park, these guidelines are a recommendation on the best course of action to ensure safety around all dogs and to encourage harmony in the home and outdoors.

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Hyperactivity is a problem with many possible causes and solutions. Here are some simple techniques you can try at home to work to calm your boisterous dog:

Ignore the behaviour! - Dog behaviour training Plymouth. Dogs seek attention from you. By paying them that attention during hyperactive outbursts, you’re reinforcing the very behaviour that you're trying to eliminate. The next time your dog is jumping or nipping at you in an overexcited way, give it a try -- no touch, no talk, no eye contact -- and see how you fare. You might be surprised how quickly the dog settles down.

Go for a walk! Plymouth Dog Walking If your dog has a lot of built-up energy, a really vigorous walk is another excellent way to redirect it where YOU want it to go. Once you’ve burned that extra energy away, your dog should be pleasantly exhausted and too tuckered out to jump and nip. Without that frustration, he’ll find it much easier to relax.We will walk your your dog. Many people don't take their dogs on as many walks as they should because they have issues keeping their dog under control. Whether it's pulling, lunging, or other problem behaviours, there's hope at Plymouth Pet Care (PPC) the last resort.
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******************************************* Advice for parents ********************************************

Children under the age of thirteen "teenager" should NEVER be left unsupervised with any dog, even for a few moments. If in doubt at thirteen and your child is unsure about dogs and does not know this code, again should NEVER be left unsupervised with any dog, even for a few moments.
Dogs do not always appreciate being hugged or cuddled unless familiar with it from an early age. Slowly find out what the dog will accept, supervising constantly to ensure no unacceptable behaviour occurs on either side. Children are a excitable energy and dogs tend to mirror energy. Make sure children are always calm around dogs.
Make sure children give the dog space and allow the dog to come to them and remain calm around dogs at all times. High pitched squeals can also upset a dog or resemble pray. I personally do not recommend squeaky toys for dogs.
Children should never approach or disturb a dog that is sleeping, or follow a dog that is trying to find a quiet space to get away.
Children need to learn not to tease or bully the dog and the dog has to learn not to jump up at children or be too boisterous.
Experiences during the first year of a dog's life make all the difference to future temperament and character. Take the time to socialise your puppy, this can result in a friendly adult dog that enjoys the company of people. Socialising is easy and means simply taking your puppy out and about as much as possible, meeting lots of people and other dogs. Please read abuot out puppy training and dog training.
A good puppy socialisation class can help your training. Puppies are usually admitted between the ages of 12 and 20 weeks and the entire family is encouraged to attend.
Happy dogs usually don't bite, but all dogs may bite if they feel threatened or if they are very excited.
Dogs don't know right from wrong and they have to be taught how to behave (just like children). They live in the moment and not in the past or future like human.
Animals react to what is around them and how they feel in this momnet. If they feel unwell and the room is noisy, they may react differently than if they the room is quiet or they feel well.

******************************************** DOG SAFE CODE ********************************************
Please teach yourself and your children this code to help them stay safe around dogs:

  • Always ask the owner before touching any dog and listen to what the owner tells you.
  • Dogs may be frightened by sudden movements so walk, don't run or jump.
  • Give the dog plenty of space so it doesn't feel scared.
  • Keep away from busy dogs, bored dogs, dogs that are ill, or dogs that are tied up.
  • Be quiet and talk quietly when around dogs. No squealing!
  • Only feed an dog if the owner has told you to do so.
  • Never approach a dog when it's sleeping or feeding or drinking, or try to remove its toy.
  • Never be cross, hit, smack or kick a dog.
  • Always call a dog to you and leave him alone if he doesn't come (don't pull him off a sofa, for example).
  • Don't play games where the dog chases you, or rough and tumble games.
  • If a dog approaches you, stand tall side on (like a tree), tuck away your hands and look away when a strange or excited dog comes up to you. BE A TREE

  • If a dog is aggressive and you are knocked over, curl up small (like a rock), tuck in your head and cover your ears with folded arms. BE A STONE

  • Never run away as dogs love to chase.
  • Never eat when close to a dog. Always drop any toys or food so the dog goes away.
  • If you are on a bike and a dog chase you, get off on the opposite side and put the bike between yourself and the dog.
  • If a dog tries to bite or jump up, put your bag between yourself and the dog.
  • Always wash your hands after touching a dog.


No looking into dogs eyes. If you do, blink slowly look down and look away. Always staying calm.
No touching, even if you think he needs a cuddle, could end in a bite.
No talking, you could be joining in and encouraging the dog to bark or what he thinks is warning him. Some dominant dogs may warn back or even bite. STAY CALM AND ASSERTIVE! - Play the Safety Factor Challenge Certificate. Click Here PLAY GAME

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