It’s National Safety Month

What’s the best pet safety advice you ever needed?
By Karen B. London PhD, July 2009, Updated June 2021
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In honor of National Safety Month, the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) has compiled some ideas for keeping dogs safe. Their tips include basic first aid information, as well as tips for keeping your dog safe at the pool, outdoors including around wildlife, when traveling, during holidays, such as Christmas and the Fourth of July, and in a variety of other situations. The association emphasizes that trained dogs are easier to keep safe than those without such skills.

Find more good advice in the May 2009 issue of The Bark. Senior editor, Susan Tasaki, tackles diverse strategies for canine safety emergencies with how-to’s from the canine Heimlich maneuver to tick removal.

Keeping our pets safe is always a matter of continuing to learn how to prevent, spot, and handle trouble. Do you have ideas about keeping your dog safe?

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Karen B. London, Ph.D. is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist and Certified Professional Dog Trainer who specializes in working with dogs with serious behavioral issues, including aggression. Karen writes the animal column for the Arizona Daily Sun and is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Northern Arizona University. She is the author of six books about canine training and behavior, including her most recent, Treat Everyone Like a Dog: How a Dog Trainer’s World View Can Improve Your Life