May 20, 2014, Pittsburgh, PA—The third week of May marks the start of National Dog Bite Prevention Week, and Edgar Snyder & Associates is partnering with Animal Friends to train dogs—and their humans—on injury prevention practices through scholarship opportunities and awareness messaging.
Dog Bite Prevention Week comes just days after the announcement that dog-bite claims for U.S. insurers climbed 5.5 percent last year to 17,359, breaking the record from 2003.
Whether it's a golden retriever, pit bull, or mutt, it's not the breed that matters. The pet owner is the one that primarily influences a dog's behavior. Edgar Snyder & Associates, the Pittsburgh law firm that helps victims of dog bites, believes proper training is the key to prevention. The law firm is sponsoring a limited number of scholarships for dogs and their owners to attend Kinderpuppy, Dog Manners, and obedience training classes held at Animal Friends.
In addition, the law firm will be sharing dog bite prevention resources throughout the week from their Twitter account, @edgarsnyder, using the hashtag "#preventdogbites."
Edgar Snyder & Associates is a longtime supporter of dog bite prevention education. Just a few of the resources published by the law firm include:
Dog Bite Prevention Week falls just over the halfway point of Animal Friends' 31 Days of Compassion, a time when individuals and organizations alike are encouraged to conduct a compassionate activity or fundraising project during the month of May. In addition to obedience training scholarships, Edgar Snyder & Associates is also planning a "Chow Wagon" pet food drive for employees at their Pittsburgh office.
To apply for an Animal Friends scholarship, and to learn more about the law firm's partnership with Animal Friends, visit the Edgar Snyder & Associates website.
Edgar Snyder & Associates has represented over 50,000 accident victims, workers hurt on the job, and people with disabilities who need Social Security disability benefits. The law firm has offices in Altoona, Ebensburg, Erie, Johnstown, and Pittsburgh.
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