911 and Your Dog

I like to review certain scenarios with my kids so they know exactly what to do in an emergency. I told them this morning that if they ever have to call 911 from our home they should lock all of our dogs in a room before the police or EMTs arrive. This allows the responders the ability to enter the home and do their jobs without any distractions. It also protects your dog from the possibility of being shot. Just google “police shoot dog” and you will see far too many stories of officers shooting innocent dogs because they thought the dog seemed aggressive when entering the property. Police aren’t trained (nor do they have the time) to assess whether or not a dog is truly aggressive. Even if you know that your dog would NEVER bite someone, the officer doesn’t. Avoid heartbreak and contain your dog when 911 is called.

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