Tag Archives: dogs and kids

Program Benefits At-Risk Youth and Shelter Dogs

Posted on: July 28, 2014 - No Comments

There are few bonds stronger than the one between a child and a dog. EPIC Pals (standing for Early Prevention Impacts Community) is a program that's taking advantage of that special relationship and helping both at-risk youth and shelter dogs. The program helps the kids improve their communication skills and better manage their emotions, preparing them Read More

Four-Year-Old Girl Killed in Fatal Dog Attack: Who’s to Blame?

Posted on: April 7, 2014 - No Comments

Over the years I’ve written and talked about breed-specific legislation. I am a passionate owner of two pit-bull-type dogs, and I’ve taken every opportunity to write about the myths and misconceptions about the breed and the benefits of breed-neutral laws. But it was always from a theoretical perspective. Then, on March 24, an unspeakable tragedy Read More

Victoria Talks Dog and Baby Safety on HLN

Posted on: January 20, 2014 - No Comments

Victoria was featured on a segment with HLN's Mike Galanos, where she interacted live with a dog and a baby in the studio. She gave her top tips for keeping your new baby out of harm's way when you have an existing pet in your home, as well as how and when to safely introduce Read More

Introducing Dog To Children

Posted on: January 18, 2014 - No Comments

Dogs and children can make great companions, and children can learn a lot about responsibility by caring for the family dog. At the same time, there is an alarming increase in the number of dog bites in certain parts of the world. Most victims of those bites are from dogs the children know. Why are Read More

Spanking: It Shouldn’t Happen

Posted on: December 30, 2013 - 15 Comments

Dogs and children are two different beings who share one very important trait: they are highly vulnerable and are at the mercy of the decisions made by the adults around them. When you use physical force to discipline either a dog or a child, you're taking full advantage of that vulnerability and are using fear Read More

Victoria Chats About Child Safety with Dogs

Posted on: July 5, 2013 - No Comments

Victoria was featured in a live segment on the Mr. Mom with David Marin Show KSCO, which aired on June 28, 2013.

During the segment, Victoria gave advice on safety precautions to take when owning a dog and having young kids. Victoria stated, “You have to see what you as a parent can deal with and how you can educate your children to be safe around dogs. Parents and kids need to be able to understand K-9 language. There should always be active supervision.”

Positively Dog Training Episode 302

Posted on: September 3, 2012 - 3 Comments

TV vet Marc Abraham joins the podcast to discuss his Where's Mum and upcoming Pup Aid benefits, and Holly has a new batch of Ask Victoria fan questions.

Why Dogs Bite Children: A Lesson in Preventing Dog Bites in Kids

Posted on: May 17, 2011 - 29 Comments

This animation may seem shocking to some; however according to studies published in the journals American Surgeon and Pediatrics a majority of injuries in kids are to the neck and face. Furthermore dog bites are not uncommon. Nearly a million people—both adults and kids—are bitten badly enough to require a hospital visit. To some people Read More

Smooch Your Pooch: A Cute Children’s Book with Unsafe Suggestions

Posted on: December 14, 2010 - 5 Comments

If I were judging this book just on it’s overall cuteness and character, this book would get a top score. The cartoons are engaging, the rhymes catchy, and the overall message of “dogs are fun” is great. It’s clear that the intentions of the books are good. The authors are encouraging children to make the Read More

It Doesn’t Have to Happen

Posted on: November 8, 2010 - 27 Comments

Last week I did an interview with CNN's Headline News regarding a four day old infant that had just been killed by the family’s pit bull in Jacksonville, Florida. Baby Justin was lying on the bed while his mother went to take a shower when the attack happened. The baby was taken to hospital where he died of his injuries and the pit bull was seized by animal control and euthanized the next day.