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How To Protect Yourself From A Dog Attack

Any time there is a dog attack that takes place in the Miami Valley … Many news agencies reach out to Dayton Dog Trainer to discuss the attack. Because DDT specializes in aggressive dog rehabilitation, news agencies are able to contact us for information that can help the public keep themselves safe from a possible dog attack. DDT appreciates a close working relationship with our local news agencies and the ability to help our local Miami Valley community remain knowledgeable about dogs.

Keep in mind … Every dog attack is going to be different. There is not one single way to defend yourself from a dog intent on biting you. We suggest you treat it as a fight for your life and do whatever it takes to defend yourself from a possible life threatening attack. Do not feel bad about striking a dog who is attempting to bite you, as that dog is not going to feel bad about the damage he/she plans on doing to you.

How to stop a dog bite

Fear Training

I had a family member send me a video of several shepherds walking without leash, on a busy road. He was impressed at how obedient the dogs were … but I had to point out to him that those dogs were conditioned with fear tactics. The dogs in the video are being walked with e-collars on … better known as shock collars. These dogs are tripping over each other to stay right on top of their owner, so they don’t get shocked. It’s pretty sad in my opinion. The dogs are walking with their heads down, rather than high and proud and while investigating an approaching human, one of the dogs gets shocked.

The E-Collar is a great tool, if used correctly. But most people who use them, use them absolutely wrong. When the dog does something the handler don’t like, they get shocked … and this is not the correct way. There are even several so called trainers out there, using shock collars as part of their training program, without having any type of formal training with the tool themselves.

How can you train someone how to correctly use an e-collar, when you don’t even know what your doing yourself? Okay, so they went to a seminar or 2 … I guess that makes them an expert. LOL … no! It makes them dangerous.

Even with 6 er 7 years of e-collar training … I don’t feel like I have expertise to instruct another on proper use.

Be careful folks … There are several unqualified “trainers out there. There are some great trainers out there as well … but there are those who don’t have a clue.

 

Here’s the video … form your own opinion.

Dog Attacks on the Rise in Dayton, Ohio

Infant Killed in Dog Attack in Dayton, Ohio

 

(Reuters) – An autopsy was under way on an Ohio infant who died this weekend after being attacked by a relative’s dog, a coroner’s office said Monday.

The 7-month-old boy, Jonathon Quarles, Jr, was fatally mauled by his step-grandmother’s dog around midday Sunday, according to the Dayton Police Department.

In a 911 call released by police, a neighbor of the woman who was babysitting Quarles told a dispatcher that the woman came to his door, holding the baby in her hands “and the baby’s not breathing.”

The child was not responsive by the time medical help arrived, said Chris Williams, superintendent of investigation for the Dayton police.

The dog was identified by its owner as an American Staffordshire terrier and resembles what is commonly known as a pit bull, Williams said. The dog was removed from the home following the attack.

No charges have yet been filed, but police are investigating, Williams said.

Preliminary autopsy findings could be available later Monday, a spokeswoman for the Montgomery County coroner’s office said.

http://youtu.be/_Zpya5_FnDM

 

A Note from Dayton Dog Trainer

Unfortunately, there are more and more dog attacks going on in the Dayton area. This isn’t a dog problem … this is an owner problem. The best advice Dayton Dog Trainer can give you is … Don’t wait for something to happen before you seek professional help with your dog. At the first notice of something not being right with your dog, you need to seek help. Remember … training is always cheaper than a lawsuit … and no matter what you do, you can not bring a human being back to life if your dog takes a life.

Dog Escapes Texas Yard and Ends Up in Ohio

Dog escapes Texas backyard, somehow gets to Ohio AP

Texas Dog
(Photo courtesy of Mike Saiz)

 

Corbin is held by Sherrie Thornton. Thornton picked Corbin up at the shelter in Hamilton, Ohio, and took him to the other couple that offered to drive him back to Texas.

 

Gradient UnderlineHAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A small dog that escaped its fenced-in yard in Texas was found outside a southwest Ohio animal shelter, and its owners have no idea how he traveled more than 1,000 miles in a few days.The 3-year-old Chihuahua-Dachshund mix named Corbin dug a hole under a fence in his backyard in Killeen, Texas, on March 25. He was found Saturday tied to a bench outside the animal shelter in Hamilton, about 30 miles north of Cincinnati.”It sounds like one of those too-good-to-be-true stories,” Corbin’s owner, Mike Saiz, told The Cincinnati Enquirer. “This isn’t the first time he dug a hole under the fence. One time he was waiting for us on our front porch and the other two times we had to pick him up from the local pound.”A surveillance camera at the Animal Friends Humane Society in Hamilton recorded a woman leaving Corbin at the shelter late Friday night. Staff found him the next day.Corbin was in good shape, just soaking wet from rain and a little scared, said Kurt Merbs, supervisor of Butler County’s dog warden’s division. Authorities are hoping to identify the woman and see if they can get answers about how Corbin ended up in Ohio and at the shelter, Merbs said Wednesday.

The staff located Saiz after finding a microchip on him that contained his owners’ information.

“They called my wife and she told me that they found our dog, but she didn’t sound happy about it,” Saiz said. “I asked if he was OK and she told me he was fine. I then asked where the shelter was and she said, ‘Hamilton — not Hamilton, Texas … Hamilton, Ohio.'”