Miami Event: Preventing Dog Bites at Applause Your Paws

Preventing dog bites: preparing for life with dog and baby

Preventing Dog Bites: A lecture in child and dog safety

In honor of Dog Bite Prevention Month and families with dogs welcoming new babies, Equipaws Pet Services and Applause Your Paws, Inc. are co-hosting a fun and educational event, “Preparing for Life with Dog & Baby.” Dee Hoult, expert trainer and owner of Applause Your Paws, will give a lecture teaching parents and children how to live and play safely around dogs and prevent dog bites. Children’s author Roxanna Elden will read from her wonderful book “Rudy’s New Human.” Told from the point of view of Rudy, a scrappy schnauzer mix ready to share his life with his new sister, we journey with him through some unexpected experiences on the road to becoming his new human’s friend. Attendees will get to meet Rudy, too!

Families with babies, small children, or even anyone working with children would benefit from joining us for this free event from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on May 19, 2016 at the Applause Your Paws facility, 4423 SW 74th Ave, Miami, FL 33155. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP to info@equipawspetservices.com or call Frankie Berti at 305.794.3733, ext. 506, for more information.

Approximately 4.5 million dog bites occur yearly in the United States, with many of them being completely preventable according to the Centers for Disease Control. A new baby in the house is a joyful learning experience for both parents and pup. New parents have a lot to teach their human and furry children about each other. A crying, wriggly newborn is a completely alien experience for most dogs, inspiring anywhere from a confused to a very strong response. Setting your dog and child up for success is easy if you have the knowledge. Dee Hoult will teach parents basic, vital knowledge from her popular dog and baby seminars which she’s been giving at South Miami Hospital since 2010. Local children’s author Roxanna Elden will share from her experience as a new mother and what inspired her to write her award-winning book, “Rudy’s New Human.”

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