Children between the ages of 5 and 9 are at greater risk of being bitten by a dog than any other demographic group. Most dog bite injuries in young children occur during everyday activities in the home with a familiar dog. Because most child-dog interactions that result in a bite are initiated by the child, it is important to educate children about how to properly communicate with dogs.
The Blue Dog Parent Guide and CD is designed to help parents and children safely interact with dogs both inside and outside their home. Targeted and tested for children from 3 to 6 years old, it is intended as a tool to be incorporated as part of a more comprehensive prevention program. Veterinary practices, human healthcare practices, schools, and canine rescue centers can all contribute to the safety of their communities and the welfare of dogs by promoting, purchasing, and distributing copies of The Blue Dog Parent Guide and CD.
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