Companies That Help Animals Archives - Dr. Marty Becker

Category Archives: Companies That Help Animals

Join us to prevent dog bites

Thursday, Apr 4th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Victoria Stilwell and Dr. Marty Becker

Dog attacks are a nationwide issue and pose a double tragedy to the victim and the fate of the dog. In 2018, there were 17,300 dog bite insurance claims and 670,000 dogs were euthanized. The CDC reports nearly 350,000 people were treated at hospital emergency rooms for dog-related injuries in 2017. Children and babies are […]

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Video: The right and wrong way to pet a dog

Thursday, Mar 14th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Mikkel and Indiana Bones on green lawn

Dogs have personal “bubbles” just like people do. They also have specific ways they do and don’t like to be petted. In the final video in her training series with our friends at Bissell, my daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, discusses and demonstrates the good and the bad of petting. This video, like a couple of […]

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Video: One thing never to do when your pet messes in the house

Monday, Feb 11th, 2019 | By Dr. Marty Becker

My daughter, trainer Mikkel Becker, is back with another dog training video in her ongoing  myth-buster series with our friends at Bissell. Today’s myth: that rubbing your pet’s face in his or her “mess” will teach them not to do it again. It won’t help and will almost certainly make this and other behaviors worse. […]

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Why one homeowners’ insurance company doesn’t hold your dog’s breed against him

Tuesday, Apr 10th, 2018 | By Mikkel Becker KPA CTP, CPDT-KA, CDBC, CBCC-KA, CTC

Photo: State Farm

Most American households have pets, and nearly 90 million of those pets are dogs. Very few of them will ever bite or injure anyone, but any type of dog — regardless of breed or type — can bite or otherwise cause an injury. Mikkel Becker recently spoke with Heather Paul, a public affairs specialist from […]

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#OptOutside and #MakeADogsDay on Black Friday!

Monday, Nov 21st, 2016 | By Dr. Marty Becker

Our friends at Subaru are teaming up with REI to invite all dog lovers to #OptOutside with your dog on Black Friday, instead of spending it at the mall. And that’s not all! If you post a photo of you and your best friend enjoying the great outdoors with both the hashtags #OptOutside and #MakeADogsDay, […]

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