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Dog bites: a complex public health issue
  1. Rachel Orritt
  1. School of Psychology, University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln LN6 7TS
  1. e-mail: rorritt{at}lincoln.ac.uk

Abstract

The first ‘UK Dog Bite Prevention Week’ was introduced on June 6 and 7 with a two-day conference hosted by television presenter and dog trainer Victoria Stilwell in association with the University of Lincoln. The event attracted a mix of academic and professional speakers as well as delegates from a wide range of backgrounds. Rachel Orritt, who is researching the perceptions, assessment and management of human-directed aggressive behaviour in dogs at the University of Lincoln, reports on the proceedings

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