Royal’s response to “teaching children safe skills around dogs”

Royal here! Once again to give you the dog’s perspective. Jenn’s recent blog post talked about how you humans tend to trust your family dog around small kids, maybe a bit too much. Unfortunately, sometimes that trust leads to lack of supervision and lack of awareness about your dog’s stress level, which can lead to […]

Study highlights the importance of teaching children safe skills around dogs

A recent study published in the  Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research found that the bite risk to small children around their family dog is often underestimated. In addition, researchers from the Institute of Animal Husbandry and Animal Welfare at Vetmeduni Vienna found that supervision alone is not enough to keep small children […]

Light bulb moments with Colleen Pelar at Family Paws Conference

The Family Paws Parent Education Conference took place in Raleigh, North Carolina from July 30-August 1st. The conference brought together dog trainers and parent educators from across North America that specialize in working with expectant parents, and parents with young children and dogs. Family Paws Parent Education was founded by Jennifer Shryock, B.A. CDBC. The goal […]

Good Dog in a Box attends Family Paws Parent Education Conference

Good Dog in a Box co-founders Jenn Merritt, CPDT-KA and Kim Merritt-Butler attended the Family Paws Parent Education Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina July 30-August 1st. This extraordinary gathering of dog/child educators from across North America was a wonderful opportunity to discuss innovative techniques to help create “dog aware” generations by supporting families with children and dogs.

Good Dog Co-Founder Guest on NPR’s Dog Talk Radio

Don’t miss Good Dog’s co-founder, Jenn Merritt, CPDT-KA, BS, talk to The Radio Pet Lady, Tracie Hotchner, on NPR’s Dog Talk Radio. Jenn and Tracie discuss dog bite prevention with children and tips to keep your dog and kids safe. They talk about Good Dog’s SAFE program and how we’re trying to get the word […]