Be SAFE with Dogs & Kids for New Years

Keep your dog stress and fear free while ringing in the new year

Dog Bites Can Be Prevented

Keep your dog calm, cool and collected during New Years

Half of all children bitten by dogs are under the age of twelve. Most dog bites are by the family dog or a dog that is known to the person. Most dog bites are preventable with a few easy steps to make your 4-legged family member less stressed and fearful during your New Years celebration.

Ringing in the New Year is a blast, but can be one of the most stress-inducing times of year for dogs. Loud parties and fireworks can make dogs very anxious, and cause barking, freaking out, and even biting. Follow a few helpful tips to keep your dog calm and cool this New Years.

Our Be SAFE for New Years videos can help you celebrate the new decade, along with your furry friend.

Be SAFE with Dogs this New Year

Tips & Tricks for Dog Safety this New Year

What Can You Do to Help Your Children Avoid Dog Bites during New Years

Simple steps that make a difference

  1. Keep Pets Indoors and Away From Fireworks: Fireworks can be traumatizing to dogs, keep them home and possibly under supervision when going to the fireworks display.
  2. Keep Your Dog In a Room Away From the Front Door: If you’re having a New Years party with lots of guests, keep your dog in another room, away from the front door. Give your dog a food dispensing toy and play soft music to mask the sound of trick-or-treaters visiting.
  3. Make Sure Food and Trash Are Out Of Reach: Keep trash cans closed and make sure your dog can’t get to the snack table.
  4. Some Foods Can Be Toxic To Dogs: Know what foods are harmful! Keep foods like chocolate and alcohol away from dogs.
  5. Keep Decorations Out Of Reach: Be careful decorations inside and outside of your house are kept out of the reach of your dog.

With a few simple precautions and knowing what stresses out your dog, you can make Halloween a fun and enjoyable night for the whole family.

Thanks to Cathy Reisfield of Dependable Dogs for these great tips.

Take a Stand Against Dog Bites

Education for adults and children is key

Any dog can bite, regardless of how long you’ve had your furry friend or how well you think you know him. Unfortunately, many dog bites result in a dog being surrendered to an animal shelter. According to the ASPCA, approximately 1.2 million dogs are euthanized each year.

Help stop the growing number of dog bites and the number of dogs being left at shelters. Educate yourself and your children about proper behavior around dogs, how to greet a dog, and how to respect dogs. A little understanding goes a long way to building a better relationship between your dog and all your family members.

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