Prevent Dog Bites!!!
» 84% of attacks are by the family pet
» over 3000 people hospitalised each year
» dogs can kill people
A book of strategies to assist making your dog child relationship safe
$9.97 that could save the life of your child
Milton Toal (the author) has never been bitten by a dog and neither have any
of his wife, children or grandchildren.
They all learned from an early age how to manage dogs. Milton will show you how to handle
dogs, introduce them to children and vistors to avoid problems and (as a last resort) how to handle dog attacks.
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Purpose and objectives of this book
This is not designed to be a full-scale book on training a puppy or dog in all aspects. There
are plenty of books written that go into pages of detail about toilet training a puppy
, just for example.
My purpose is not to simply repeat or paraphrase what others have written.
On the contrary what is in this book is what I consider to be the most important
information on dog behaviour that I know and have never seen written.
So you might conclude that I have a higher purpose than just basic training of a dog. I certainly do.
This book is about some basic dog training, sure and is intended to make that quick, simple
and effective and to ensure that dog owners worldwide know why it is absolutely essential and
have no excuse to not do it.
However, one of the real purposes is to help the world of dog owners and aspiring dog owners to
understand their dog in such a way that they can prevent bad behaviour by understanding why
it is natural and needs to be trained away.
My hope, my dear wish is to stop reading about dog attacks, especially on babies and small
children by teaching owners why these occur and how to ensure that your dog never becomes a perpetrator.
The other primary purpose of this book is to teach people how to handle dog attacks
so that, until dog owners all become civilised and responsible, intended victims of
out-of-control dogs and persons assisting such victims have ways of controlling the
attack and winning.
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The cost of the book is a very reasonable $AUD10 and it could be one of the best
investments ytou ever make. Even if you don't own a dog it does not mean that you
or your child will not be attacked by one.
- * Don’t encourage your dog to maul your child
- * Should you own a dog?
- * Dogs and people sometimes don’t mix
- * Why do some dogs maul babies and children?
- * Balme the owner, not the dog
- * How to fight off an attacking dog
About the Author
Milton Toal had his first puppy as a toddler. A 6-week old Queensland Blue Heeler with
teeth sharper than needles, that little pup knew instinctively what its job was, to
chase and turn a wayward animal, in this case Milton at about 2 ½ years of age and
Milton had puncture marks on both lower legs to prove it.
For most of his life, Milton has rarely been without a dog or two and through a
combination of observation and study plus reading many texts, listening to people
and training and loving many dogs he has learned a great deal about dogs and it’s
now time to share and preserve that knowledge for the welfare of dogs and their
Milton has never been bitten by a dog other than the playful nips of the Blue
Heeler pup and neither have any of his wife, children or grandchildren. They
all learned from an early age how to manage dogs. Milton will share some
throughout the book about threats he has faced from attack dogs and how they
were successfully handled.
The increasing number of dog attacks on babies, most often by family pets
inspired Milton to share and pass on his lifetime of knowledge for the benefit
of current and future dog owners. Too many people spread misinformation
about dogs and too many others accept wrong information in good faith and
act on it, often to the detriment of their dog and the real risk of danger
to their families. Often that misinformation has come from an authority figure
who was almost universally expected to know what he was talking about but whose
radio program Milton stopped listening to years ago because he had so many
absolutely wrong ideas. This book aims to “tell it as it is” and blow away
some of the rubbish such as the often repeated line on the same long-running
radio show with a prominent Vet saying “You can never leave a dog unsupervised
with a baby.”, a very ignorant and incorrect comment.
In the book, Milton talks of all things doggy, from selection through training
and including handling of wayward dogs.
Some people may be upset by some of what he says. He does not apologise
if he explodes a few myths and upsets a few people but if you are upset
by what he says, ask yourself whether you have the experience and/or
expertise to challenge what he has learned and is sharing and the rationale
behind it and whether you are in fact ready to own a dog.
Table of Contents
ABOUT THE DOG AS A PET OR COMPANION ANIMAL.
SHOULD YOU GET A DOG?
A SMALL WORD OF CAUTION. 8
Never buy a dog on impulse because it is so beautiful/playful etc.
WHAT IS BEHIND YOUR DESIRE TO GET A DOG? WHY DO YOU “WANT” A DOG?
What commitment are you making when you buy a dog?
ESTABLISHING THE DOG’S PLACE IN THE HOUSEHOLD AND WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT TO THE POINT OF BEING CRITICAL.
WHAT IS YOUR DOG’S POSITION? YOU AND THE DOG MAY ANSWER VERY DIFFERENTLY; THE DIFFERENCE MATTERS A GREAT DEAL.
INTRODUCING NEW PEOPLE.
Introducing new household members, especially babies
1. Introducing a new “adult” resident
2. Bringing Baby home and introduction to the dog/s
HOW DO YOU PUT SOMEONE ELSE’S DOG IN ITS PLACE?
APPROACHING A STRANGE DOG.
WHAT MAKES THIS DANGEROUS?
THEN HOW TO YOU GREET A STRANGE DOG?
HANDLING A DOG ATTACK.
NEVER RUN FROM AN ATTACKING DOG.
THE DOG BITES YOUR HAND; NOW WHAT?
HELPING WITH AN ATTACK ON ANOTHER PERSON.
CHOOSING YOUR DOG.
BASIC SELECTION PARAMETERS.
PUPPY OR ADULT? STRAY?
Choosing a pup; for and against.
An Adult dog, adopted from another family?
A stray from a shelter or pound?
BRINGING HOME YOUR NEW FRIEND
WOULD YOU KNOW IF YOUR DOG WERE ILL?
REMOVING A TICK.
TRAINING YOUR NEW FRIEND.
WHEN DOES TRAINING START?
Teaching your dog to come, stop, stay, sit, go all remotely
Walking to a lead/to heel
Training a Puppy
Training an adult dog
Voice, whistle and hand commands.
The best command medium is the whistle.
Hand signals as commands
Socialising your dog
Teaching your dog special tricks
TO DE-SEX OR NOT TO DE-SEX; THAT IS THE QUESTION.
FOOD FOR YOUR DOG
WHEN IS IT OK TO BRING A LARGE DOG INSIDE?
DOG PSYCHOLOGY; A CUTE STORY