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Habits of a Responsible Dog Owner

Any dog owner knows training a dog or puppy can be extremely taxing. However, when a person decides to bring a dog home they are making a commitment to the dog, their neighbors, and the community that he or she will put in the work to keep their dog and those it encounters safe. While each dog is -->

8 Ways to Prevent Dog Bites

Just got a new addition to the family? Check out these simple ways to help prevent your dog from becoming aggressive!: 1. Socialize Your Dog: If you just brought home a new puppy, the best thing to do is to introduce him or her to as many places, other dogs and people as possible! Assuming -->

Don’t Let Your Dog Take a Bite Our of Your Assets

If you own a dog, your assets may be at risk. There are more than 4.7 million reported dog-bite injuries in the US every year, and the average dog-bite liability case is settled for more than $29,000, with costs climbing much higher when the victim requires extensive plastic surgery. You can be liable if your -->

Responsible Dog Ownership

Among companion animals, dogs are unmatched in their devotion and friendship to us; that being said, owning a dog is not a privilege—it is a responsibility. Dog owners should train and socialize their dogs in order to protect people from harm.  Owners are liable for injuries that their dog inflicts upon others, especially if they -->

Dog Bite Liability: Who’s Responsible?

Dog bites result in thousands of injuries in the United States on a yearly basis. Dog bite injuries are serious and can include permanent scarring, psychological damage and even death. Liability for these injuries can be significant. Fortunately, most homeowner policies cover injuries inflicted by the homeowner’s dog. In most states under the common law, -->