ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES TO DOMINANCE THEORY FOR DOG BITE PREVENTION
Children are among the highest risk for dog bites. The most effective prevention for dog bites is continued education on canine behavior and body language in combination with force-free training and behavior modification. Some organizations whose focus on helping families with children and dogs with the use of force-free training and education are the following:
Family Paws® Parent Education (FPPE) is the parent organization of two International licensed programs: Dogs & Storks® and Dogs & Toddlers™ . FPPE provides specialized programs for new and expecting families with dogs. We offer a wide range of support to families, dog professionals and childbirth professionals to support success between babies, toddlers and family dogs.
Doggone Safe is a US-based 501(c)3 non-profit with over 1400 members in more than 30 countries. Our goal is the education of safe human-canine interactions to prevent dog bites that can ultimately lead to serious and life altering ramifications for both people and their pets.
Living with Kids and Dogs
Kids and dogs can be best friends ... if a wise parent sets them up for success. Being the parent with kids and dogs isn't always easy. Good kids and good dogs will have miscommunications every day, but there are many simple strategies you can use to make your life less chaotic, more cooperative, and lots more fun.