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Breed-Specific Legislation is myth-based and ineffective according to the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB)

AVSAB, a national association of veterinarians who are board-certified in the specialty of animal behavior, has just released a position statement expressing their opposition to breed-specific legislation. Their position paper notes that they are “concerned about the propensity of various … Continue reading

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New Edition of “Dog Bites: Problems and Solutions”

Some aspects of the dog bite situation have changed since the first writing of this paper for the Animals and Society Institute in 2006. More current statistical information about dog bite incidence is available. More is now known that both … Continue reading

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Breed-specific legislation on the decline

  Breed-Specific Legislation on the Decline : 5 more states no longer allow BSL & more than 7x as many U.S. Municipalities repealed or rejected proposed BSL, than enacted it between: January 2012 – May 2014. The national trend is moving steadily … Continue reading

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National Canine Research Council & Safe Humane Selected As Winners In The 35th Annual Telly Awards

The Telly Awards has named the National Canine Research Council and Safe Humane as a winner in the 35th Annual Telly Awards, Employee Communications and Training categories, for their piece titled “Police & Dog Encounters Video Training Series.” With nearly … Continue reading

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Associated Press reports on NCRC video series that keeps both family dogs and police officers safe.

The heartbreak of a family dog’s death in a police shooting can be avoided while keeping officers safe according to a recent Associated Press story[1] and video[2].  Police and Dog Encounters: Tactical Strategies and Effective Tools to Keep our Communities … Continue reading

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