Practical Advice for Living in a World with Dogs
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Whether you're a runner, biker, or rollerblader, few things will get your heart pumping more than turning a corner and suddenly being faced with a loose dog, heading right for you. It is important to put a plan in action in place BEFORE you encounter a loose dog, so that you have a better chance of staying calm and safe. Remember, even if you are a 'dog person,' always use caution when encountering a dog that you do not know.
Many dogs (including service dogs, some old dogs, dogs who are recovering from an illness, dogs that don’t like other dogs, and dogs that like other dogs too much) need extra space while out for a walk. If you have this type of dog, you know there are few things as frustrating as being accosted by an off-leash dog while enjoying your stroll. Here are a few strategies to use if you encounter an unwelcome dog during your walk.
Holidays are more fun when we can include our dogs in the festivities, but each holiday has its own special considerations when it comes to pets. Halloween -- with its tricks, treats, and hobgoblins -- is no exception. Here are some tips for keeping everyone safe and happy on Halloween!