Keeping Your Dog Safe

When leash laws came into effect, it became necessary for dog owners to figure out how to keep their dogs at home. A fence around the backyard was the most obvious solution then and still is today. However, fences are not cheap, and many dog owners still chain or tether their dogs to a stake in the ground or a tree.

Leaving a dog chained or tethered, though, is not a good solution. These dogs are vulnerable to teasing by kids or strangers. A dog who has been teased many times will begin to react aggressively whenever anyone approaches his chain limits, and should someone get within his reach, he is likely to bite. Chained and tethered dogs also are vulnerable to attacks by other dogs or predators, with no way of escaping.

With so many dog bites pointing to chaining and tethering as a potential problem, many communities have made it illegal to confine a dog in this way. Most experts prefer that a dog be behind a fence, either a fence around a yard, or a fence creating a dog run. The fence should be secure so that the dog cannot go through or under it, and high enough (or roofed) so that the dog cannot go over it.

Pit Bulls as Pets

Pit Bulls as Pets

Are You Under The Negative Influence Of Hyped Media Stereotypes When It Comes To Your Knowledge Of Pit Bulls? What is the image that immediately comes into your mind when you think of the words Pit Bull? I can almost guarantee that they would be somewhere close to fierce, ferouscious, vicious, killer, unstoppable, uncontrollable, or locking jawed man-eaters.

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