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January 30, 2014

How a parent can handle a trailside encounter between a child and a dog

Whatcom County is seeing an increase in the number of reports of unruly dogs running off-leash on the area's hiking trails and urban paths. With that in mind, parents who want to keep their children safe - and not spark an unhealthy fear of dogs - should take time before a hike or excursion to discuss the possibility of meeting a dog and how to handle that encounter.

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