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DOGS BITE - BUT BALLOONS AND SLIPPERS ARE MORE DANGEROUS
by Janis Bradley (See other books by author)


Publisher: James & Kenneth
Edition:
2005 Paperback, 175 pages

ISBN: 1888047186
Item: DTB859
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Summary: Dogs enhance the lives of millions more people than even the most inflated estimates of dog-bite victims. It's not even close! Gain a new perspective on this issue and learn strategies to minimize the number of bites that do occur.

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Dogs can be dangerous. And they are more dangerous to children than to adults. But here's the reality. Dogs almost never kill people. A child is more likely to die choking on a marble or a balloon, and an adult is more likely to die in a bedroom slipper related accident. Your chances of being killed by a dog are roughly one in 18 million. You are five times more likely to be killed by a bolt of lightning.

The supposed epidemic numbers of dog bites splashed across the media are absurdly inflated by dubious research and by counting bites that don't actually hurt anyone. Even when dogs do injure people, the vast majority of injuries are at the Band-Aid level. Yet lawmakers, litigators, and insurers press for less dog ownership. This must stop. We must maintain perspective. Yes, dogs bite. But even party balloons and bedroom slippers are more dangerous.

Addresses: dog bites - big danger or cultural phobia; the actual numbers; fear factors, why don't dogs hurt people more often; what is aggression; the current state of research on dog bites; legal liability questions; why do we want dogs anyway; simple strategies for reducing dog bites, more.


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Disappointing, December 2, 2012
Reviewer: Marcy Wells
The book is extremely well written. Unfortunately, the only people who will read this book are people looking for a solution to their dogs biting.....NOT the poeple it is meant for -- people who do NOT understand that dogs DO bite. It is meant to instruct people that biting is something natural that dogs do, and is filled with statistics. When I was finally nine-tenths finished with the book, Ms. Bradley said 'and now it's time to talk about something other than how many dogs actually bite and hurt people'. If you are looking for help with your mouthy dog, save your money! There's nothing here but quantitative information to educate the public about how much more harmful it is walking about of your house in the morning. Agreed, Ms. Bradley....but not helpful.
 
reality check, March 26, 2008
Reviewer: Stevie Mathre
This book definitely injects common sense into a topic too many people are unrealistic about. We live in a dangerous world. Yet so many fear what's unlikely over much more likely occurances. Find out why that is in here.

It's easy to read, too. Yet in no way does the author make light of a serious topic. It's perspective, in an easy to digest form.
 
LOVED this book!, May 15, 2007
Reviewer: Jacquelyn England
This book is by far one of the best books on the subject ever. It's comprehensive, well-planned and organized, and extremely easy to read. This should be required reading for educators and law-makers, to be honest. One downside - there were a few typos in the book - but it's worth it for the content!
 
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