Preventing a Dog Bite

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How Do I Prevent a Dog Bite?

When you think about dogs what comes to mind?
Is it the feeling of brand new puppy’s fur against your hand, the sound of your dog crying when you leave them home alone, or the joy that you feel busting in your chest whenever that four-legged friend smiles up at you? Dogs can make people’s hearts leap for joy, but unfortunately – just like people – sometimes they fight back, and cause serious injury to their victims. Dogs can make people’s hearts leap for joy, but unfortunately – just like people – sometimes they fight back, and cause serious injury to their victims. Dog bites can be as small as a warning to not touch them to potentially bringing about a life ending accident. Fortunately, another thing we have in common with our furry friends is we both have warning cues to show when we will attack. Knowing some of these warning signs can save your skin, and potentially your life.

What Do I Look for to Protect Myself?

There is a list of to-dos and to-don’ts when dealing with a potentially hostile dog.

    DO:

  • Remain motionless if you are approached by an unfamiliar dog.
  • If you are knocked over by the dog, curl into a ball with your head tucked and hands over your ears and neck.
  • Let an adult know about any stray dogs in the area. Specifically, if they are behaving strangely.

DON’T:

  • Approach an unfamiliar dog,
  • If you are knocked over by the dog, curl into a ball with your head tucked and hands over your ears and neck.
  • Let an adult know about any stray dogs in the area. Specifically, if they are behaving strangely.
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