Victoria joined veterinarians, the USPS, pediatricians, plastic surgeons and members of the insurance industry in Houston, TX yesterday to help launch this year's National Dog Bite Prevention Week. Tired of seeing the continual stream of devastating stories of tragic dog bites on children, Victoria was prompted to join this annual initiative in an effort to help educate the public about safe dog practices, especially for parents and children.
"Dogs need and want us to provide effective leadership, but the most effective leaders do not simply impose their will on their followers," said Stilwell in a press release issued by the AVMA. "And I firmly believe the only way to truly ensure that we are successful in achieving the necessary balance with our dogs is by using positive reinforcement and treating them with the same respect that we ask of them. It's not the breed of the dog that causes the bite, but rather how well the dog is trained and controlled."
Footage of Victoria at the Dog Bite Prevention Week press conference in Houston: