Englewood, CO (PRWEB) September 29, 2008
Keep dogs safe during Halloween — the most dangerous holiday for dogs — with tips from Bark Busters, the world’s largest dog training company. Based on the expertise of Bark Busters’ network of dog behavioral therapists, who have successfully trained over 400,000 dogs worldwide, these guidelines for dog owners help ensure the safety of pets during fright night.
“Throughout our network of 255 franchises nationwide, we hear about more dogs dying or straying during Halloween than any other holiday,” said Liam Crowe, CEO and master dog behavioral therapist of Bark Busters USA. “Halloween is intended to scare and startle us–making it a haunting holiday for dogs, too. By being more sensitive to dogs’ fear-driven ‘fight or flight’ instincts, we can help keep our furry friends safe this Halloween.”
Halloween brings a fun time for most of us, but for some of our much-loved four-legged family members, Halloween can be a nightmare. Dog owners may not be able to control external surroundings, but they can care for their dog’s safety and well being by observing the following tips from the world’s largest dog training company, Bark Busters:
-Don’t leave your dog outside. Even if you have a fenced yard, bring your dog inside where it is safe. If your dog is usually kept outside, bring him in a few times before the big night to get him used to being indoors. Your dog may be used to strangers, but so many little ghouls and goblins running about may be too much. Remember also that it is a natural instinct for dogs to protect the family from strangers, and on Halloween there will be no shortage of strangers.
-Keep your dog restrained. If your dog is timid or scared, or if he tends to love people a little too much, it is best to put him in a separate room away from the front door to limit his excitability, aggression, and chance of running outside and becoming lost.
-Reassure your dog. The best thing you can do for your dog when he is feeling unsettled by Halloween activities is to act as you normally would. By over-reassuring your dog or giving him an unusual amount of attention, you inadvertently can communicate to him that because you are acting differently, there must be something to worry about.
-Have your dog get used to costumes. Your dog may see his family members as strangers once they don their Halloween costumes. Before the kids put them on, allow your dog to scent the costumes. If your costume has a mask, keep the mask off when you are with your dog because dogs can become confused when they can’t see our faces.
-Check your dog’s ID tag. Be sure identification tags are secure on your dog’s collar — just in case.
-Keep candy away from your dog. Many candies — especially chocolate–are toxic to dogs. The severity of the toxicity depends greatly on factors such as breed, age, size, and how much candy was ingested. Problems may range from a mild upset tummy to vomiting and diarrhea, or even death. If you have any concerns at all, consult with a veterinarian immediately. If you want to keep your dog safe, make certain that sweets, including their wrappers, are kept well away from your dog.
-Protect dogs from candles and pumpkins. Excited or agitated dogs can easily knock over a lit candle or pumpkin. Be sure those items are away from your dog’s reach, or consider a battery-powered candle that does not burn
-Think twice about dressing your dog in a costume. While some dogs might enjoy being dressed up, many don’t. Experiment first to see if your dog likes being in a costume. If so, fine–he’ll most likely enjoy himself and the extra attention it brings. However, if he shows any resistance, don’t do it. Dogs feel enough stress around Halloween without also having to endure the discomfort and peculiarity of wearing a strange costume.
-Be prepared. If you take your dog with you while trick-or-treating, be prepared at all times. Do not let your dog approach the door of a house, and stay clear of possible gags or gangs of goblins who will gather at the door. Dogs do not understand that the person jumping out at you will not hurt you; they often think they can only help you by acting aggressively. Neither children nor adults in costumes should approach a dog without the owner’s consent.
-Have fun but think of your dog’s safety. Finally, if you want your dog to be included in Halloween festivities, think about his safety much as you would the safety of a small child. Your dog does not understand Halloween, so he needs you to provide the guidance and safety that you always do.
Bark Busters dog behavioral therapists are renowned authorities on correcting dog behavior. The Bark Busters training system can successfully train any dog, including a puppy. The company’s natural training technique leverages the same communications methods–body language and voice control–that dogs follow as part of their instinctual pack mentality. For more information or to locate a trainer, call 1-877-500-BARK (2275) or visit http://www.BarkBusters.com.
About Bark Busters:
Bark Busters, the world’s largest, most trusted dog training company, started in Australia in 1989 and came to the United States in 2000. Since inception, nearly 400,000 dogs have been trained worldwide using its dog-friendly, natural methods. With 250+ franchised offices in 42 U.S. and more than 400 offices in 10 countries, Bark Busters is continuing its mission to build a global network of dog behavioral therapists to enhance responsible dog ownership and reduce the possibility of maltreatment, abandonment and euthanasia of companion dogs. Bark Busters is the only international dog training company that offers a written lifetime guarantee. SPCA International selected Bark Busters dog behavioral training services as the “Best of the Best” in its category. No other training company or dog trainer has received such a distinction. To fetch a trainer in your area, call 1-877-500-BARK (2275) or visit http://www.BarkBusters.com, where dog owners can complete a Dog Behavioral Quiz to rate their dogs’ behavior.
Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) October 8, 2008
AmberAlertRegistry.org, a leader in helping protect children, has worked with several police departments to produce Halloween safety tips for parents and young children for trick-or-treating.
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Spring Lake, NJ (Vocus) October 28, 2009
One cosmetic dentist in Monmouth County, New Jersey is helping kids protect their teeth and giving back to U.S. soldiers oversees this Halloween. Dr. Peter Ciampi and Spring Lake Dental Care are participating in the Halloween Candy Buy Back program, an event growing in popularity across the country. For $ 1 per pound, Dr. Ciampi will pay trick-or-treaters to take this years candy haul off their hands then ship the treasure trove of sweets over to our men and women fighting in foreign lands. Kids are also encouraged to bring cards, drawings, and letters to the troops theyd like to send along with the candy.
Every year, kids across the globe consume about 2 percent more sugar than the last. With about 50 million tons of sugar being consumed annually, extra attention needs to be paid to make sure children are taking care of their teeth and gums to maintain oral health and prevent current and future dental problems. Moderating, or even staying away from candy altogether, can not only protect your child from broken teeth or damaged braces, it can also lessen the risk of developing weight problems or hyperactivity issues. And with the Halloween Candy Buy Back program, Dr. Peter Ciampi says children can get cash, protect their teeth, and contribute to a worthy cause all at the same time.
On Monday November 2nd from 3-6 pm, and Tuesday, November 3rd from 2-5pm, parents and their children can drop by Dr. Ciampis practice offering family and cosmetic dentistry in New Jersey. Candy will be weighed and Dr. Ciampi will pay $ 1 for every pound of sweets. After the candy is bought, Spring Lake Dental Care will ship the haul over to our soldiers fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Anyone can participate in the Halloween Candy Buy Back program, not just patients at Spring Lake Dental Care. Dr. Ciampi says the program covers so many worthy causes protecting young teeth and gums, giving something to our fighting men and women, and providing incentives for kids to stay away from too much sugar he looks forward to making Halloween Buyback an annual event.
And that may be enough to keep the little trick-or-treaters smiling for years to come.
About Peter Ciampi, DDS, MAGD and Spring Lake Dental Care
Spring Lake Dental Care in Monmouth County offers a comprehensive range of cosmetic and general dental procedures, including tooth-colored fillings, periodontal (gum) care, dental implants, Invisalign
Miami, FL (PRWEB) October 24, 2011
Times have changed. The days of children riding bikes alone until dark may be over, but Bryant Security, a Miami security services company is taking steps toward child safety that are changing communities for the better. With Halloween around the corner, Bryant instills parental peace of mind while kids have fun while staying safe by offering seminars and increased security during the holiday.
Each year, before the new school year begins Bryant Security gives free seminars during the teacher planning days. A Bryant Security Specialist speaks to parents, teachers and administrators on how to take extra precautions, what suspicious activity to look for, and how to relay safety and security through the student body. Although there are many devices which can keep you safe, safety must still be an aware state of mind, and this must be taught at a very young age. comments Rene Zerquera, the Field Operations Manager for Bryant Security. Year after year, Bryant continues to come up with innovative ways to protect students through education and hands on activities. This Halloween season, Bryant Security will kick up their patrolling in malls, schools and at events-to give the community an added feeling of safety.
Miami, FL (PRWEB) October 29, 2011
This Halloween Holiday, Miami security company Bryant Security is offering the communities of Broward and Miami-Dade counties extra security services, free of charge. For their current patrolling neighborhoods, Bryant has already been distributing flyers and collateral earlier this week to residential neighborhoods encouraging raised awareness, safety protocol and safety tips. Bryant Security will also be adding additional safety patrol units in certain neighborhoods of Miami-Dade and Broward for the Halloween weekend.
Bryant Securitys message is clear: keeping the communities safe this Halloween season. We stress that if you are out and about this Halloween night and weekend, you not only watch over your children, but the children of others and our communities. says Alon Nadler, VP of Operations at Bryant Security. We are distributing flyers with safety tips for costumes, drivers and pedestrians. Its our responsibility to keep our neighborhoods safe this season, we encourage communities to read these flyers and spread the word.
Bryant is including the following information in their free safety flyers:
Tips for Drivers:
-Avoid neighborhood shortcuts
-Watch for children in the street
-Get home safe
Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) October 31, 2012
Today, October 31, 2012 marks the 2000 year long tradition of Halloween, making it one of the worlds oldest holidays. Home decorations, costumes and candy make this one of the most anticipated days of the year. Miami security company Bryant Security is offering communities of Broward and Miami-Dade extra security services and safety advice for children and parents, free of charge. For their current patrolling neighborhoods, Bryant Security has implemented increased awareness in safety protocol as well as issuing a Halloween safety list, and additional safety patrol units in certain neighborhoods, for the spooky holiday.
Bryant Securitys strategy is to keep communities safe this Halloween season. We encourage fun on Halloween, but want to remind parents to watch over their children, and be present with younger children while trick or treating. Shay Ben-David, President of Bryant Security says. “Staying in groups, and having a chaperone is always advised.” It is also important to only approach well-lit houses that appear to be occupied and celebrating the holiday.
The community looks to us to keep them safe. We are issuing a Halloween safety list to remind children and even drivers how to have a safe Halloween. Rene Zerquera, Operations Manager at Bryant Security mentions. The costumes we choose are also a big part of safety, we encourage the use of make-up instead of masks, and choosing a costume that is easy to see in the evening.
Bryant Security Corporation is releasing the following Halloween safety information:
Tips for Drivers:
-Avoid neighborhood shortcuts
-Watch for children in the street
-Get home safe ( If youre going to drink: Tipsy Tow provides a free tow and ride home. For more information, visit Tipsy Tows website.
-Choose costumes that are light-colored and more visible to motorists
-Use reflective tape to decorate costumes and candy bags to increase visibility of children to drivers. Reflective tape may be purchased at hardware, bicycle, or sporting goods stores.
-Use make-up rather than a mask; if your childs costume does include a mask, make sure it fits snugly and that the eye holes are large enough to allow full vision.
-Children should wear well-fitting, sturdy shoes
-Costumes should be short enough that a child will not trip and fall
-Choose costume accessories such as swords or knives that are made of soft and flexible material. Play guns should be of bright colors or with an orange tip.
-Costumes should be made of flame-retardant material
-Do not use novelty contacts such as cat eyes or snake eyes
-Do not enter homes or apartments without adult supervision
-Remind children to walk, not run, and to only cross streets at crosswalks
-Be sure your children are accompanied by a responsible adult who has a flashlight.
Bryant Security wishes your friends and family a safe and spooky Halloween! For more information on the Bryant Security neighborhoods which are patrolled, log on to BryantSecurity.com.
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Casper, Wyoming (PRWEB) October 15, 2013
With leaves on the ground, a chill in the air, and pumpkins and skeletons being affixed to residences, the season of Halloween is upon us. Children are picking out their costumes, parents are decking their homes out in all manner of spooky decor, and haunted houses are opening their doors to those looking for a scare.
Unfortunately, this type of environment can also lead to its share of personal injury situations, as the Ochs Law Firm can attest. Safety tends to lapse in many households in the buildup to Halloween, and as a result, there tends to be a spike in the number of fires, residential car crashes, and other injuries in the weeks leading up to All Hallows Eve.
Jason Ochs has seen this trend firsthand and hopes that parents do what they can to protect themselves and their children from harm as the holiday kicks into full gear.
Safety on Halloween begins long before the end of October, said Mr. Ochs. When parents take the proper precautions in the weeks before Halloween, they can make sure that safety remains assured on the holiday itself. Anyone who plans on taking their children trick-or-treating or outfitting their house like a veritable Draculas castle needs to keep a few things in mind.
To that end, Mr. Ochs has directed the firm to compile a series of tips focused on Halloween safety, and parents should keep these in mind.
The Wrong Costume Can Cost U, Me- Its hard to tell a child no when he or she has their sights set on being a Frankensteins monster or a character from a popular television show, but parents must make sure that any costume purchased is appropriate for the child, not only in terms of subject matter, but in terms of safety hazards.
Parents should try to steer their children away from masks with limited vision or props whose bulk will take a toll the longer a child is out walking around. Nothing should drag on the ground, as this could trip someone up, and shoes should be regular tennis shoes, even if this goes against the Victorian theme the childs Jacklyn the Ripper costume seeks to get across.
Decoration Rationing- Mr. Jones next door may have the market cornered on Christmas, but some families become the toast of the town during Halloween season due to the macabre and creative displays erected throughout the home and on the lawn. Unfortunately, bids to become the most ghoulish house on the block can often come at the cost of safety.
Scarecrows, pumpkins, and any other type of display should be kept clear of walking paths so that guests arent tripped up by these potential hazards. Items that hang from trees need to be securely fastened but then removed when inclement weather descends. That way, they wont fall and strike another individual. Other props should each be taken on their own terms and used in a way that doesnt prohibit safety.
Fire Bad- The Halloween season poses a number of fire hazards that need to be overcome. Just like with Christmas lights, any spooky strands of lights pulled out of storage need to be thoroughly checked prior to being strung up and plugged in. Such lights should have a seal of approval from Underwriters Laboratories and be used for the duty which they were rated (outdoors versus indoor usage).
When it comes to candles, LEDs are going to be the best bet of the safety conscious spook-master. Given the number of paper decorations on hand in the average household around Halloween time, there are simply too many fire hazards to keep track of otherwise. LEDs are a smart choice when lighting up Jack O Lanterns and various areas of the home, but if going with candles, all flammable objects need to be kept far away.
Dastardly Driving- Even prior to the big night of October 31, drivers may not be in a fully alert state when going through residential neighborhoods. Creative lawn displays could distract them from the driving task at hand and the onslaught of Halloween parties every weekend could lead some people to drive while intoxicated. Avoid these mistakes yourself, and be alert for unsafe drivers and even pedestrians so that the festivities stay pleasantly, seasonably horrifying and not downright horrific.
Ochs Law is an award-winning practice recognized by such entities as the American Trial Lawyers Association, Super Lawyers, the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Association for Justice. With offices in Wyoming, California, and Colorado, the firm is able to offer representation to victims of personal injury accidents as well as assistance to persons going through divorce, filing class action lawsuits, defending against criminal accusations, and more. The practices website, which you can reach by clicking this link, offers a free consultation service and a litany of resources to those hoping to learn more about representation.
Miami, FL (PRWEB) October 23, 2013
Families are looking forward to Halloween and the chance to dress up as their favorite horror characters. While parents are busy shopping for candy, decorations, and costumes for the upcoming holiday, having a clean home is equally important. Miami Kwik Dry can brighten up homes before the spooky holiday. Miami natives will trick-or-treat guests to a clean home with Kwik Dry’s Total Cleaning solution.
While some people will be venturing out to gasp at local horror shows, many will gather at home with friends and family on the scariest night of the year. With this in mind, it’s crucial that homeowners keep homes impeccable post-pumpkin carving, before guests arrive. Fortunately, Miami Kwik Dry can ease the burden of entertaining with its unique Miami upholstery cleaning, carpet cleaning, tile & grout cleaning, air duct cleaning, and other wonderful professional services.
Hiring a total cleaning company is the way to go. Bob for apples in an immaculate home with Miami Kwik Dry. Kwik Dry’s mission is to provide the most outstanding and effective cleaning experience. Their elite, Green-Seal approved and child-safe professional services make Miami Kwik Dry the Miami carpet cleaning leader, and the perfect choice for families who enjoy hosting trick-or-treaters.
Before Halloween is the perfect time to prepare for a total blur of holiday parties. Hire Miami Kwik Dry for superior seasonal cleaning before the upcoming fun and madness. Kwik Dry’s amazing total cleaning services leave homes spotless, especially when hosting a party. Miami couch cleaning is beneficial to maintain the aesthetic appeal of couches but, more importantly, it can protect the health of family members and guests. Householders can sit back and relax planning Halloween games while Kwik Dry’s specialists do the job. Miami Kwik Dry ensures homes remain tidy as long as possible, setting a precedent for guests to follow.
Make your home feel more festive by calling Miami Kwik Dry. Kwik Dry is a trustworthy total cleaning company. Customers who enjoy the Kwik Dry experience remain customers forever. The combination of expertise, honesty and fair pricing makes it the top choice for professional cleaning in Miami. Visit http://www.miamikwikdry.com today or call (305) 978-9288 to schedule an unparalleled service.
Nashville, TN (PRWEB) October 24, 2013
The insurance risks generated around this time of year can be as equally scary as the ghouls and goblins. Hosting any type of party, whether holiday related or not, creates an extra sense of liability that should be handled with precaution. Making sure best practices are implemented within the home is key to preventing unwanted accidents.
As a host or hostess, the best way to throw a holiday party is with safety and potential risk in mind. Because of the highly decorative nature of the holiday, Halloween creates a heightened risk for house fires, traffic accidents and alcohol related incidents. Here are a few preventative actions that can be taken to help avoid these potential tragedies:
1. Check your policy. Double check with your insurance agent to make sure your current policy covers any potential accident that could occur during the party. If the party is not being held inside the home, ask about an event liability policy for extra coverage.
2. Do not leave candles or electric decoration unattended. Fire damage is one of the leading homeowners insurance claims. Leaving candles and electric decorations unattended is a sure way to cause a house fire or burn accident. One of the best ways to protect against a house fire is by checking the battery life of the homes smoke detectors on a regular basis.
3. Child safety. The hour with the most accidents on Halloween is from 6-7. It is normally dark at this time so make sure children are prepared by wearing reflective clothing and acknowledging traffic laws. If you are passing out treats to trick-or-treaters, try to only give pre-packaged candy.
4. Plan for transportation. If alcohol is served to guests 21 years or older, you can still be liable for an accident that occurs after the guests have left your home. To best protect your family, guests and home from alcohol related incidents, plan ahead for transportation after the party such as cabs or chartered buses.
Preventative action and safety precautions are the best way to protect your home and guests from tragic accidents. Always make sure to use these best practices when planning and call the agents at Royce Williams for any questions or insurance needs before the night of the party.
About Royce Williams Agency
Royce Williams Agency offers a wide range of affordable insurance options for residents of Nashville and the surrounding areas. They are focused on providing a higher quality of insurance services with up-front customer communication and affordable premiums. To learn more about the types of coverage they offer, including safe driver auto insurance discounts, home and renters insurance discounts, contact them at 615-356-4800 or http://www.insuringnashville.com.
Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) October 25, 2013
Trick-or-treatings candy haul is just around the corner, and a recent survey found 80 percent of parents admit to eating the candy from their kids Halloween haul. Although candy consumption is almost unavoidable this time of year, the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) wants parents and children to know that not all sweet treats are created equal. Some can wreak havoc on your teeth. And it doesn’t matter whether youre an adult or a child; cavities dont discriminate.
So what candy should you choose for trick or treaters? Dr. Linda Vidone, dental director of Delta Dental of Massachusetts says that when picking out Halloween candy, choose candy that melts and disappears quickly. The general rule is that the stickier the candy, the worse it is for your teeth. The longer teeth are exposed to sugar, the longer bacteria can feed on it, which can produce cavity-causing acid, she says. Its best to avoid letting kids snack on candy throughout the day. Vidone says that its extremely important that kids brush their teeth or at least rinse with water after eating sweets.
This is good news for chocolate lovers, as chocolate is regarded as a better candy option, as long as its a plain variety, without fruit or nuts. Chocolate dissolves quickly in the mouth, which decreases the amount of time sugar stays in contact with teeth and the calcium in chocolate can potentially help protect tooth enamel. Dark chocolate and its antioxidants, according to some studies, can be good for the heart and may even lower blood pressure.
However, chocolate with fillings, such as caramel or nuts, is much more harmful for teeth, as it is harder to chew. “Of course, dentists do not advocate that children eat large amounts of sugary treats, but it is that time of year, so we want to clarify for parents which treats are (relatively) better for their kids’ teeth and which ones may increase the risk of developing cavities,” says AGD spokesperson Cynthia Sherwood, DDS, FAGD.
Here are five options ranked from best to worst:
1. Sugar-free candy and gum with xylitol
Sugar-free foods dont contain sugar that can feed on bacteria in the mouth and produce decay-causing acids. Sugar-free gum may be the best treat this Halloween season because it leaves no sticky residue, and it is sweetened with xylitol-a natural sugar the bacteria is unable to form plaque on. Sugar-free gum can actually prevent cavities as it not only dislodges food particles from between the teeth but also increases salivawhich works to neutralize the acids of the mouth and prevent tooth decay. “A dry mouth allows plaque to build up on teeth faster, leading to an increased risk of cavities,” Dr.Sherwood says.
Gum and candy with xylitol may actually protect teeth by reducing the acids produced by bacteria and increasing saliva to rinse away excess sugars and acids.
2. Powdery candy
Sure, powdery candy, such as Pixie Stix, is packed with pure sugar, but the texture allows it to dissolve quickly which prevents sugar from sticking to teeth and producing acids and bacteria.
Chocolate melts quickly. Choose your favorite variety: milk, dark or white. Be sure to choose the plain variety because chocolate with fillings, such as nuts or caramel, are more harmful to your teeth. Delta Dentals survey says 86 percent of kids eat chocolate at Halloween. Peanut butter cups are similar to chocolate in that they disappear fast.
4. Hard candy
Hard candy is tough on teeth because it stays in your mouth for an extended period of time, which ultimately coats teeth with sugar. Additionally, biting down on hard candy can chip or break teeth. Sour candies have high acid levels that break down tooth enamel, especially the soft enamel of young children.
5. Chewy candy
Chewy, sticky treats are particularly damaging because they are high in sugar, spend a prolonged amount of time stuck to teeth, get stuck in the teeth easily and are more difficult for saliva to break down. Candy corn, a seasonal favorite, is laden with sugar that produces acid that eats away at your teeth.
“Parents should closely monitor their children’s candy intake this Halloweenand all year roundand continue to promote good oral health habits,” Dr. Sherwood says. “Kids also should be brushing their teeth twice a day for two minutes.”
While no sweets are good for teeth, some are less harmful than others. Its hard for most of us to resist, but make informed choices and protect teeth.
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