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  • Kiss to Dismiss, ““WE JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY HE BIT HER OUT OF THE BLUE! HE ALWAYS GIVES HER KISSES! HE LOVES OUR DAUGHTER!”

    December 22, 2021

    Our support line receives many calls from very upset parents following a growl or dog bite.  As I listen through each voice message I am tuning into patterns throughout the calls. One pattern I noticed is how often parents would mention that the dog would like the baby/toddler often.  They felt confused and betrayed as […]

  • Kiss to Dismiss- Not all licks are the same.

    January 7, 2018

    Our hotline gets many calls from concerned families who have experienced growling or a bite from their family dog.  In the description often they will mention how the dog always licked the child.  They are confused by why the dog would be “kissing” (a human form of affection and then biting?  This is why I […]

  • Kiss or dismiss?

    November 11, 2010

    One of the things I see regularly is families misinterpreting what their dog is trying to communicate. Check out this video. Notice how bruno gives big long licks. I consider these the “move it” or “bug off kid” lick. Usually they are successful in getting us to move.  Think of your response when your dog […]

  • Dogs and Toddlers, Preparing families with dogs for life with Toddlers

    January 12, 2021

    This program is by far (in my opinion) the most important program that ALL dog lovers, parents, professionals and humans need to view.  Yep, basically everyone can benefit from the topics covered in this program.  One of my 2021 New Year’s resolutions is to reach as many people as possible with the important information covered […]

  • My dog loves my baby…he always licks him!

    January 13, 2014

    “My dog loves my baby…he always licks him!” This is a comment from parents that will trigger me to ask many questions they may find silly such as: Describe the licks for me…are they fast, slow, quick and then dog moves away? Is it a full tongue or tiny bit? Full lick or quick flick? […]

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