Bite Prevention Tip # 6

Your dog is getting older everyday.. We don't want to admit that and none of us are every prepared for it. 

As your dog ages, his tolerance and patience may be less than ever before. Even if he has previously been a dog that loved everyone. 

Not feeling his best, creaky joints, sensitive backs and hips could lead to not wanting to be be touched or bothered, or it may shift where he will permit petting.

Again -- be your dog's advocate and know how to read your dog's body language in EVERY SINGLE interaction. 

What he enjoyed yesterday or with a specific individual, may not be what he will allow today.

Dana Brigman