77% of bites come from a friends dog or the families own, well-loved dog. This is a powerful video that shows how tolerant dogs appear to be, until they're not. If you don't set the limits the dog will.
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ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Phone Number: (888) 426-4435
MSPCA Angell Emergency (617) 522-7282
Mass Vet Referral Hospital (Woburn, MA) (781) 932-5802
Tufts Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Care (508) 668-5454
The AVMA position statement on punishment:
The Link Between Domestic Violence & Animal Abuse
Massachusetts Law Regarding Tethering:
Report Animal Cruelty:
MSPCA Angell, Boston MA has pages of resources for pet owners. Detailed, sound advice on almost every topic imaginable.
Bring Fido is a comprehensive site containing places your pets are welcome. They boast 10,000 places you can take your dog.
Muzzle Safety And Education
Best Friends Animal Society does incredible work saving dogs and educating pet owners. A great hub of information.
Kids & Dogs
Youcan link to any charity by visiting this link. I highly recommend doing this as it requires the least effort to make a difference to a charity 501(c)(3) of your choice!!
Bribery Versus Reinforcement
Excellent information on keeping kids and dogs safe.
The Power Of Positive Dog Training by Pat Miller
Food for thought on why pet containment systems are not a good option.
Puppy Primer by Patricia McConnell
The Culture Clash by Jean Donaldson
The Other End Of The Leash by Patricia McConnell
Considerations for the City Dog by Melissa McCue McGrath
The Toolbox For Building A Great Family Dog by Terry Ryan
Don't Shoot The Dog by Karen Pryor
On Talking Terms With Dogs by Turid Rugaas
"Janet was clearly born to do this - ML's "Mary Poppins for doggies" analogy is spot on.
She is everything you would want - highly professional, positive, reliable, trustworthy, kind, thoughtful and responsive. She provided us with a detailed training plan based on our goals and initial session, and then provided frequent progress updates (I also love seeing our puppy Sidney on her Instagram feed which has a well-deserved celebrity level following).
Sidney clearly loves working with Janet. In just a few training sessions, Janet was able to get our extremely high energy and distractible puppy to walk calmly on a leash and even maintain the discipline to leave a treat on her paw until she was told to "take it." (We were unable to achieve this after months of trying without Janet).
We could not recommend her more highly."
-Neel Shah, October 2016