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Dog Bite Prevention – CSI makes front page of Huffington Post

Our own Brad Griggs was featured heavily in this article which made front page of the weekend feature of the Huffington Post. Click here and it will take you to the story as published in the Huffington Post, as authored by Douglas Anthony Cooper. Neither the author of this blog or CSI own the story below, which is shared here for your …

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Training Equipment – Lies That Cost Dogs Their Lives

Any time there is a statement that a piece of equipment like a pinch collar NEVER has a place, or an ecollar NEVER has a place, then the person or organisation making such a statement is saying they would rather kill a dog than consider the application of a device. Such a position is small minded and ethically indefensible. There …

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Another dog bite fatality – dog bite prevention lessons learned?

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Sound legislation, responsible canine guardianship and community education form the backbone of any effective community dog bite prevention strategy. Below is yet another tragic story that comes to us from the Philippines. The breed involved in this fatal dog bite incident is reported as being a Belgian Malinios, the same breed as the two  bitches that we currently own. With …

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Failed BSL prosecution costs over $200K?

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  The following is an open letter in reply to an article that appeared in The Age on 27 January 2013. A link to the article in question can be found at the base of this letter. Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) has proven to be throughly ineffective community safety and dog bite prevention strategy across the world, in both theory and practice. …

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Oh Heather, really?

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A woman named Heather decided to make a ‘hit-and-run’ post on a facebook page we support before that calls for a common sense approach to legislation, access to and use of pinch/prong collars in Australia. Heather commented: there is nothing fantastic about this barbaric tool, honestly humans can be such morons. The reply you see shared below was posted as …

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Dog laws lack bite – an open letter of reply

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The following letter was written as a reply to the author of a story that appeared on the news.com.au website on December 17th, 2012.  There is a link to the story itself at the bottom of the article. Dear Mark, I write to you today regarding the recent article entitled ‘Dog law lacks bite’ by Mark Buttler and Mitchell Troy. …

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Dogs, Pack Behaviour And The Middle Ground

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No reputable dog trainer will ever tell you that a dog is just a wolf in a gayly coloured furry coat. Equally, no dog trainer worth their salt will try and convince you that considering the evolutionary path from wolf to dog is without worth when discussing dog behaviour. There is a growing movement that claims that dogs are not …

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