4 Million Dog Bites In The United States Every Year

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Dog bites in America are on the rise. Professional dog trainer, Eric Letendre, says that harsh training methods are one of the main reasons.

Each year in America there are approximately 4 million dog bites: 800,000 of these bites happen to children 14 years and younger. Dog training expert, Eric Letendre, of Westport, MA says that one of the main causes of aggression in dogs are the training methods used by the majority of dog trainers.

In his new book, "The Amazing Dog Training Man," Eric tells the story of how a frustrated and confused dog owner learned how to train his dog using positive methods. "The over use of choke chains, prong collars, and shock collars has greatly contributed to the amount of dog bites that occur every year in the United States," said Letendre. "If we want to lower the number of dog bites, we need to take a completely different approach to the way we interact with our dogs. With an estimated 79 million dog owners in the United States, we need to take steps now more than ever," added Letendre. In the book, "The Amazing Dog Training Man," Eric explains that there are five steps everyone who owns a dog can take to become a good dog owner: 1. Start training early; the earlier the better. 2. Socialize young puppies. The more they are exposed to as a puppy, the more stable they will be as an adult. 3. Use positive training methods.

Negative training methods have detrimental side effects which can contribute to aggressive behavior. 4. Become a leader to your dog. Dogs need and respond to leadership. 5. Exercise your dog. Letendre states that 75% of problem behavior can be eliminated by proper exercise. You can read the first three chapters of Eric Letendre's new book at the website http://www.AmazingDogTrainingMan.com.


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