14 Steps To Avoiding A Dog Bite

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Nearly 2% of the U.S. population will be bitten by a dog a year.  Sixteen percentage of these people will need medical attention.  And thirty people will die from dog bite in the last year.  Avoiding a dog bite is important.

Avoiding Becoming A Victim of Dog Bite

Take these steps to avoid becoming a victim.

1.     Never touch a dog that is eating, sleeping, or playing with a toy especially if the dog is not familiar.

2.     Never stare at any dog.  Dogs will see this as a challenge for dominance.

3.     Never attempt to pet an unfamiliar dog.

4.     Assume all unfamiliar dogs may be hostile and bite you.  Do not approach them.

5.     Never tease any dog.  This also applies to familiar dogs.

6.     Do not approach a sick or injured dog especially if the dog is unfamiliar.

7.     Do not sneak up on any dog.

8.     Do not enter the yard or any fenced area where you know a dog is present.

9.     Do not leave a child or infant alone with a dog.  This also applies to familiar dogs.

10.  Do not run from a dog.

11.  Stand very still and remain calm when approached by an unfamiliar dog.   Do not yell or scream.  Stay still till dog goes away.

12.  If two or more dogs are fighting, do not attempt to separate them.

13.  When knocked to the ground or floor, cover your face with your hands and arms, and curl into as little a ball as possible.

14.  Give an attacking dog your purse, umbrella, jacket, briefcase, anything that puts some space betwee

Following these simple steps will not guarantee that you will not get bitten, but they will reduce your chances to nearly zero.

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