Did you know that more than one million Americans will be bitten by dogs this year, and about one million dog bites will go unreported? It’s sad but most of the victims will be children. These dog bites will come from animals known to them. Unleashed dogs will account for most of the bites inflicted.
What Makes Dogs Bite
Not being educated and pet owners not being committed to training their pet is what leads to most of these dog bites. We must realise that dogs don’t normally become a part of our families already trained.
Why Then Do Dogs Bite?
1.They will bite if scared, angry, or threatened. Even a dog that’s friendly will bite.
2.If he feels he’s cornered or crowded.
3.They will protect what they think belongs to them. Like their food, toys.
4.Dogs will protect their space such as sleeping area, chase and yard, porch, cars and home.
5.Dogs are predatory by nature and chase and attack.
6.A stray dog may feel upset being lost or hurt and bite with alot less provocation.
7.A dog being startled may lash out and bite.
How to Prevent Bites
8.Teaching young children to be careful around pets.Dont allow children to play rough or allow pupies to bite. Not even play biting.
9.Teach your children never get close to strange dogs.
10.Leave a dogs things alone like food, toys, bones,ect.
11.Most injuries are caused by getting too close to adogs face with your own.
12.Refain from running past a dog. They love to chase.Avoid getting a dog excited or aggressive, by yelling and screaming.
13.You never want to pet a dog thats eating, sleepingor careing for its puppies.
14.Stay away from dogs that are tied up or in cars.
15.You should always ask permission from a pet owner to pet his dog. Even if he is present and the dogs on a leash.
16.Refrain from swinging your arms or things you haveat a dog. It may think its an invitation to bite.
17.You should never pet stray dogs or ones running loose.
Its great to have a dog go on a hike or walk on a trail with you but we humans need to treat dogs with respect. Just remember to teach your children how act around dogs, it will keep them safe.