In today's episode, we discuss Dog and Kid Safety with veterinary behaviorist Dr. Emily Levine, and Certified Dog Behavior Consultant, Helen St. Pierre. We discuss Dr. Levine's soon-to-be-released children's book titled "Doggy Do's and Don'ts" (email firstname.lastname@example.org to be notified when this becomes available on Amazon in May 2020), why kids are more likely to be bitten by a dog that they know, the benefits of kids having a pet dog in the home, how to bring a new dog into the family, how to introduce a new child to the family dog, how to incorporate training with children, and other related topics.
If dog and kid safety is an important topic to you, or if it will be in the future, it is very much worth listening to the entire episode to get great advice to make interactions between your dog and child safer and more enjoyable for all.
Dr. Emily Levine is a Veterinary Behaviorist and the owner of the Animal Behavior Clinic of NJ, and VP of Veterinary Behavior at Instinct Dog Behavior & Training. She did her behavior residency at The Cornell University Hospital for Animals. After completing her residency, Dr. Levine moved to England where she ran the behavior clinic at the University of Lincoln and has since then practiced Veterinary Behavior for over 13 years. She has authored several papers in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks, as well as co-edited international proceedings on behavior research. Her new children’s book titled “Doggy Do’s and Don’ts” will be available in the next few weeks (May 2020) on Amazon in e-book, softcover and hardcover formats. Contact her at animalbehaviorclinicnj.com if you’d like to be notified on when the book comes out.
Helen St. Pierre is the owner and operator of No Monkey Business Dog Training. Based in Concord New Hampshire, Helen has been training dogs for over 17 years and is widely recognized in our industry as an expert on the interaction of dogs and kids. She is a certified member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants and is also a licensed Dogs and Storks/Dogs and Toddlers presenter with Family Paws. Helen teaches classes locally in the Concord, New Hampshire area and offers workshops and seminars on a variety of subjects all around New England, and has been featured on radio, print, and on TV.