Teaching Children and Parents to Understand Dog Signaling
| Contributor(s):: Kerstin Meints, Victoria Brelsford, Tiny De Keuster
Safe human-dog relationships require understanding of dogs' signaling. As children are at particularly high risk of dog bites, we investigated longitudinally how children from 3 to 5 years and parents perceive and interpret dogs' distress signaling gestures. All participants were then...
Online videos indicate human and dog behaviour preceding dog bites and the context in which bites occur
| Contributor(s):: Sara C. Owczarczak-Garstecka, Francine Watkins, Rob Christley, Carri Westgarth
YouTube videos of dog bites present an unexplored opportunity to observe dog bites directly. We recorded the context of bites, bite severity, victim and dog characteristics for 143 videos and for 56 videos we coded human and dog behaviour before the bite. Perceived bite severity was derived...
Factors Associated With Bites to a Child From a Dog Living in the Same Home: A Bi-National Comparison
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| Contributor(s):: Locksley L. McV. Messam, Philip H. Kass, Bruon B. Chomel, lynette arnason hart
We conducted a veterinary clinic-based retrospective cohort study aimed at identifying child-, dog-, and home-environment factors associated with dog bites to children aged 5–15 years old living in the same home as a dog in Kingston, Jamaica (236) and San Francisco, USA (61). Secondarily,...
Caregiver Reports of Interactions between Children up to 6 Years and Their Family Dog—Implications for Dog Bite Prevention
| Contributor(s):: Christine Arhant, Andrea Martina Beetz, Josef Troxler
In children up to 6 years, interactions such as interfering with the dog’s resources and also benign behaviors (e.g., petting) commonly precede a bite incident with the family dog. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to explore the development of everyday interactions between...
Public Policy: Community Safety Through Breed Bans?
| Contributor(s):: Deirdre S. Franklin
The research performed provided several insights and outcomes that were anticipated in the research question. By analyzing the effects of breed specific legislation (BSL) and the statistics relative to dog bites, dog shelters and rescue groups, it became clear that the BSL does not work. This...
Jun 24 2017
2017 UK Dog Bite Prevention & Behaviour Conference
Bites dog people: general characteristics
| Contributor(s):: Marat T. Makenov, Olga A. Mihaylova
The analysis of appeals for medical help concerned with dog bites made by dwellers of the Omsk City in 2006-2010 has been performed, using the materials of the "Omsk Regional Center for Hygiene and Epidemiology". In total, 11 849 cases of human biting by dogs were registered in this...
A survey of urban Canadian animal control practices : the effect of enforcement and resourcing on the reported dog bite rate
| Contributor(s):: Nancy Margaret Clarke
Dog bites are a serious cause of human injury. Data from the United States of America indicate that about 1.8% of people receive bites each year, and the rate is thought to be increasing disproportionately faster than the dog population. The Canadian dog bite issue is not well documented although...
Jun 11 2016
2016 National Dog Bite Prevention & Behaviour Conference
The complex issue of dog bites
| Contributor(s):: Bower, C.
One Health: The complex issue of dog bites
| Contributor(s):: Bailey, D., Leicester, L.
Dos and don'ts of canine interaction: importance of responsible ownership
| Contributor(s):: Green, E.
Genetic Canine Agression
| Contributor(s):: Isabella O\'Toole
Canine aggression can pose a serious concern for public and animal welfare. Most of what we know about aggression comes from bite statistics, expert opinions and breed-specific aggressiveness. These sources can often be misleading due to biases toward large or powerful breeds. In this review, I...
Leptospirosis and an Animal Bite
| Contributor(s):: Brenden Bedard, Byron Kennedy, Anita C. Weimer, Richard Magnussen, Anthony Petruso
In October 2013, leptospirosis was identified in a 20-year-old male. The male was bitten on his hand by either his canine or a skunk while breaking up a fight between the two animals. Eight days after the bite, the male developed fever, headache, drowsiness, neck pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea,...
| Contributor(s):: Bridger, Chet
Why do dogs bite?
| Contributor(s):: Campbell, W. E.
When love bites: understanding complex human-animal bonds
| Contributor(s):: Shaw, J. K.
Describing the Relationship between Cat Bites and Human Depression Using Data from an Electronic Health Record
| Contributor(s):: Hanauer, David A., Ramakrishnan, Naren, Seyfried, Lisa S.
Resisting Putting the Cat in the Bag: The Case Against Extending Minnesota's Dog Attack Strict Liability Statute to Cats
| Contributor(s):: Julianna Passe
In the late summer of 2013, Gary Nelson, a television news reporter in Florida, was unexpectedly sidelined from his job after venturing into his driveway. Mr. Nelson sustained an injury that required multiple hospital visits, surgeries, and hours of physical therapy. The...
Man Bites Dog with Ohio's Vicious Dog Statute
| Contributor(s):: Diana K. Hale
This article discusses Ohio’s vicious dog statute, ORC 955.11, signed into law in July 1987. Section II provides background information on pit bulls and their general reputation in society. Section III explains how dogs and dog ownership were regulated under the old law, and then Section IV...