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For Dogs Whose Bites Are Worse Than Their Barks: The Bite Guard

 

In a perfect world, dogs don't bite humans unless they really deserve it.  But alas, we can't always make dogs deny their instincts, and if they believe that they or you are being threatened, they may bite someone who doesn't deserve it.

Haunted by the horrible mauling of a child by three pit bulls in Germany several years ago, the Swiss inventor, Tim Saciri, lost sleep night after night until he figured out a way to prevent the deadly damage a guard dog, or just a dog with a bad temperament, can do. Saciri and his wife have been working on the Bite Guard for three years and it is now available for sale in Switzerland.

Although Swiss officials report that only about seven persons seek medical attention for dog bites every year, the Swiss Army and researchers from Bern University are testing the Bite Guard on dogs. Reportedly, one of the German Shepherds testing the custom-fitted Bite Guard was not able to pop a balloon with the thermoplastic shield covering his teeth.

Dogs trained as attack animals or guards would still be able to stop a threatening person dead in his or her tracks, but the Bite Guard might prevent the dog attack from becoming a deadly attack.

 

SwissInfo.ch

 

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Comments
Jun 9, 2009
by Anonymous

Save your money

Train,socialize,leash and humanely contain your dog.
Supervise all small Children around ALL dogs.
Any dog can bite.
Any dog can seriously injure a person.
Fatalities are extremely rare by ANY Breed of dog.

Are people supposed to train the dog to insert the guard before leaving the house and roaming loose?

Ridiculous

Dogs aren`t the problem.
Humans are.

Jun 9, 2009
by Anonymous

Invention ??

Come on people @ train the dog to insert it !!!!
Does ur dog know how to put on its Lease/Harness and collar before walking out the door ????? (( yes my dog knows " Shake " and " Left" hand but a dog cannot put 1 on w/ out human assistance ) )

I have never heard of this b4 but I think it is awesome ..... yeah there could be some glitches - till it's perfect .... but I bet that feels alot better than the Teeth . That could help the amount of people who have to go 2 a hospital after an attack .

Simply because it broke the skin

Although I completely agree w/ everything else - Humans r the Problem