Thursday, August 27, 2009

Dog Bite Laws

If you have a reactive dog, it is very important that you know and understand the dog bit laws.

This website, Dog Bite Laws, is a great place to start.

Dr. Ian Dunbar's bite assessment criteria

Dr. Ian Dunbar's bite assessment criteria when assessing a dog bite.

1.. Level 1- Dog growls, lunges, snarls-no teeth touch skin. Mostly intimidation behavior.

2.. Level 2- Teeth touch skin but no puncture. May have red mark/minor bruise from dog's head or snout, may have minor scratches from paws/nails. Minor surface abrasions acceptable.

3.. Level 3- Punctures ½ the length of a canine tooth, one to four holes, single bite.No tearing or slashes.Victim not shaken side to side. Bruising.

4.. Level 4- One to four holes from a single bite, one hole deeper than ½ the length of a canine tooth, typically contact/punctures from more than canines only. Black bruising, tears and/or slashing wounds. Dog clamped down and shook or slashed victim.

5.. Level 5- Multiple bites at Level 4 or above. A concerted, repeated attack.

6.. Level 6- Any bite resulting in death of a human.

"Loss of attention does not happen in the ring, you just notice it there." - Dog Sport magizine

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

"It's not the Will to Win that helps you succeed, it's the Will to TRAIN to Win that makes the difference.

"Anyone can want it, but only a few will truly take the time to TRAIN to
achieve it!" - Troy Bassham