A year ago, I heard from Steve White of a new sport which could title dogs for identifying odors in scent boxes — very basic detection work. It sounded too good to be true.
Then this week, Laurie Luck posted about her trip to a seminar on that same sport. Now I am getting seriously jealous.
This is so important, it needs its own post.
This is a review of the fatal dog attacks of 2009 and their data — the breeds involved (16 breeds in 32 incidents), the common circumstances, and what we can learn from them for preventing other tragedies.
Dog bites happen, but most can be prevented. And assuming that breed determines behavior, or that banning a breed will make us safe, is foolhardy and even dangerous.
Read it, and see that your legislator reads it, too.