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Here’s The Scoop…Prevent The Dangerous Dog..


Dear Readers…one of the most rewarding parts of having this website…is where the information goes…and who reaches out to inform this writer and the readers in response…

The postings on the new LBTS Dangerous Dog Ordinance brought such a response…from a woman with an “overlay” ordinances…with little to come from them except wasted Commission/Administrative time..and taxpayer money…

Information on the Dog-Trax …with link to the site below…
‘What is Dog-Trax?

Dog-Trax is the world’s first early detection system for dangerous dogs – the first truly preventative measure that many experts agree has the potential to significantly impact the dog bite epidemic. Dog-Trax accomplishes early detection by utilizing proprietary Trending and Situational Analyses to proactively identify dogs whose patterns of behaviour indicate they are poised for a serious or even lethal attack. When Dog-Trax identifies a “high-risk” dog, it immediately alerts authorities and other stakeholders, and then closely monitors any public sightings or observations on this dog from that point on, even if the owner moves over state/provincial borders or the dog changes hands.

More than three years of research and three decades of industry knowledge went in to the Dog-Trax database system and website, and there can be no substitutes. Dog-Trax is much more than a dangerous dog registry – it is a state-of-the-art early detection and surveillance system that can save lives.

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Why was Dog-Trax developed?

Rigorous research confirmed that owner negligence and irresponsibility are the twin roots of the dog bite epidemic, and they remain unhindered by breed bans. What is needed is better monitoring to prevent negligent and irresponsible owners from evading their violations history by relocating, and a better mechanism to identify “high-risk” dogs before they ever take the first bite, so preventative measures can be taken. This is why the Dog-Trax Dangerous Dog Detection and Surveillance System was created.

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Who designed Dog-Trax?

The Dog-Trax Dangerous Dog Detection and Surveillance System (DT-D3) was designed by Tamara Follett, the author of the Dogs of Fury series, as part of the solution to the escalating problem of dog-human attacks. Having once been so severely attacked by a Husky that multiple plastic surgeries were required, she created this system with the vision of reducing the incidence of dog-human attacks and Dog Bite-Related Fatalities by offering a better alternative to legislators and decision-makers than breed bans. See a complete Curriculum Vitae in the Appendices of the Dogs of Fury e-book, (download the e-book for free from the website Home page!).

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What functionality can we expect from future versions of Dog-Trax?

The Beta Trial version of Dog-Trax offers basic functionality: adding, modifying, deleting, and reviewing Dog records, Owner records, and Aggression Incidents. From the outset, Dog-Trax offers a powerful state-of-the-art search capability on any field, partial field, or combination of fields for any records in the system, as well as automatic Red Alerts sent to Animal Control when high-risk scenarios are reported, (e.g., an aggressive dog running at large, children teasing a chained dog, etc.).
When Phase I is complete, projected to be January 2009, the Medically-Attended Bite Alert will be implemented, there will be basic reporting in place, and the mapping feature of Dog-Trax will go live. The mapping feature, called Locate Dangerous and Problem Dogs in Your Area, brings up a street map with colour-coded stars that identify the general locations of problem dogs in that Postal Area, thus alerting schools and “at-risk” individuals to the presence of an aggressive dogs while protecting the privacy of owners.
When Phase II is complete, projected to be July 2009, Breeder records will be added so that irresponsible and negligent breeders can be held accountable for the dogs they produce that seriously injure or kill. Also, the remaining user groups will be added, so access to Dog-Trax can be granted to researchers and Canine Service Providers, (veterinarians, shelters, dog groomers, trainers, dog-walkers, boarding kennels and doggy daycare, etc.)
Phase III will incorporate additional municipal functionality such as Dog Licencing, Nuisance Incidents, Court Cases, a Shelter interface and extensive reporting capabilities.
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What does the future hold for the Dog-Trax Solution?

With this program fully implemented, there will be up to a 90% reduction in the incidence of dog-human attacks and Dog Bite-Related Fatalities (DBRF) in North America. It is expected that the percentage of dog-human attacks involving children will also decrease relative to the total number of injuries sustained. The amount of the reduction in national figures will depend directly on the degree of system use, but the expectation is that those municipalities most plagued by dangerous dogs will utilize the program, first, and thus by the end of the inaugural year will provide clear indicators on the amount of the reduction in DBRF that can be anticipated, nationally.

While rollout will first occur in North America, there is global application, as societies worldwide struggle with their own dangerous dog problems. For example, both Italy and Great Britain have instituted Breed Bans, which are simply inadequate in addressing the problem of dog-human attacks. Italy started by banning 13 standard guardian breeds and – as dog bites continue to occur, because breed bans don’t work – has continued to add breeds, totaling 96 banned breeds at the time of this writing, including the Welsh Corgi, a short-statured breed known for its personality and gentleness (and coincidentally, the Queen of England’s favourite).

Therefore, after roll-out in North America, the Dog-Trax System will be expanded to Europe and beyond. Thus, the Dog-Trax Solution will one day reduce dog-human attacks and Dog Bite-Related Fatalities, worldwide.

You can help end the dog bite epidemic in your community by alerting your local
Animal Control to this site, and by spreading the word to family and friends.’

Thanks to Tamara …Please keep us updated in 2009….

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