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Welcome to Roddie's Corner!

Welcome to Roddie's


Coming To Terms

Our Story Cont’d

While coming to terms with my son’s death, I often wondered how many others were out there like me who had experienced this same fate. It led me on a path of research that I honestly wasn’t prepared for. This journey revealed jaw-dropping statistics on dog bites, attacks and fatalities within the USA from young to old. My need for understanding revealed that 4.5 million dog bites occur yearly & youth around Roddie’s age experienced a higher percentage of injuries.

Through a concentrated focus on preventative measures & various education initiatives, you can be the difference between life & death. Being a responsible dog owner takes more than just feeding and loving them. You MUST do your due diligence to equip yourself with the tools and resources to create a safe haven where children & their pets can safely co-exist together.

I can’t bring my son back however, what better way for me to honor Roddie’s life than by being instrumental in saving others. Please join me in our mission to minimize dog bites and keep RJ’s memory alive!


Do’s & Don’ts


According to the AVMA; responsible pet ownership builds a solid foundation for dog bite prevention. Some basics of responsible dog ownership and dog bite prevention include:

  • Carefully select your dog. Puppies should not be obtained on impulse.

  • Make sure your pet is socialized as a young puppy so it feels at ease around people and other animals.

  • Don't put your dog in a position where it feels threatened or teased.

  • Train your dog. The basic commands "sit," "stay," "no," and "come" help dogs understand what is expected of them and can be incorporated into fun activities that build a bond of trust between pets and people.

  • Walk and exercise your dog regularly to keep it healthy and provide mental stimulation.

  • Avoid highly excitable games like wrestling or tug-of-war.

  • Use a leash in public to ensure you are able to control your dog and to show others that you are in control of your dog.

  • Keep your dog healthy. Have your dog vaccinated against rabies and preventable infectious diseases. Parasite control and veterinary care are also important because how your dog feels affects how it behaves.

  • Neuter or spay your dog.

  • If you have a fenced yard, make sure the gates and fence are secure.

Do's and don'ts

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