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Family Paws: Teach kids to 'stand like a tree' around excitable dogs

Posted June 19, 2012

If your child is approached by an excitable dog, Jennifer Shryock, a recognized expert on child-dog interactions, says he shouldn't run.

Instead, Shryock tells me, he should stand like a tree. Jennifer Shryock Family Paws: How kids can stay safe around excitable dogs

Shryock talks about this very important safety tip in the video. She is the Cary mom of four who created Family Paws, a program that is now taught by 120 licensed presenters around the United States and Canada. She also is a vice president with Doggone Safe, which works to prevent dog bites through education.

For more tips from Shryock, check the box above and go to the Family Paws' website.

Thank you so much Jennifer for sharing some great and important safety tips!

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  • mcorson2 Jun 20, 2012

    Well, it didn't work for me I was 4 at the time walking home from school and the dog came after me, I stood still and the dog still attacked me and had bad injuries to my lower back, a dog is a dog, if not trained right, you will be attacked. I will never forget how scared i was and i'm 43 now. it boils down to how the dog is trained and yes, i was minding my own business and he came at me, not me to him.