Dog Walk Safety – Protect Your Dog

Dog Walk Safety

In this video I’m going to talk about protecting your dog when you’re out on a walk. These are just my personal opinions and are not to be considered any type of advice. The opinions expressed here should be just part of your thought process about protecting your best friend.

Dog Walk Safety

dog walk safety

It’s my understanding that many dogs are attacked while out at walking with their owners. So, when you are out with your dog you should always be prepared to prevent or breakup a fight with another dog. I mean you should consider being prepared for a dog attack similar to putting on your seatbelt every time you get into your car.

Perhaps, the simplest way to be prepared is to utilize a walking stick on your dog hikes. Or, you may want to go a step further than this utilizing some of the ideas mentioned in the video.

As I stated in the video, before implementing any one of these ideas you should definitely check with your state and city laws and ordinances to make sure that you’re in compliance.

Below I have an affiliate link where you can see good deals on protection devices and further information about them.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Fatal dog attacks in the United States are rare, although non-fatal dog bites are not unusual. Typically, between 30 and 50 people in the US die from dog bites each year, and the number of deaths from dog attacks appear to be increasing. Around 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs every year, resulting in the hospitalization of 6,000 to 13,000 people each year in the United States (2005). Dog bites can cause pain, injury, infection, and even death. About 1 in 5 dog bites requires medical attention.

2013 study: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

The most recent study of the epidemiology of fatal dog bites in the United States was published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) in 2013. While earlier studies were based on television and newspaper reports, this was the first study to be based on law-enforcement reports, animal control reports, and investigator statements. It identified preventable factors in the fatal incidents. They found that the most common contributing factors were: absence of an able-bodied person to intervene, no familiar relationship of victims with dogs, owner failure to neuter dogs, compromised ability of victims to interact appropriately with dogs (e.g. mental disabilities), dogs kept isolated from regular positive human interactions versus family dogs (e.g. dogs kept chained in backyards), owners’ prior mismanagement of dogs, and owners’ history of abuse or neglect of dogs. Furthermore, they found that in 80% of the incidents, 4 or more of the above factors co-occurred.

The authors found that in a significant number of DBRFs there was either a conflict between different media sources reporting breed and/or a conflict between media and animal control reports relative to the reporting of breed. For 401 dogs described in various media accounts of DBRFs, media sources reported conflicting breed attributions for 124 of the dogs (30.9%); and where there were media reports and an animal control report (346 dogs), there were conflicting breed attributions for 139 dogs (40.2%)

According to this study, reliable verification of the breed of dog was only possible in 18% of incidents.


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