Preventing Dog Bites to Children (Part 3 of 12)
Every year, over 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs. Sadly, bites often happen to children. While many dogs avoid aggressive behavior and pose low risks for biting, it is important to remember that any dog, regardless of age, breed or history, has the ability and the potential to bite. Fortunately, dog bites can be both prevented and avoided. Here are some tips to help your children stay safe around man’s best friend.
2. Teach children that dogs must be touched gently. Grabbing a dog's ears, tail or hair is not allowed. Hitting, poking, kicking, or trying to "ride the doggie" are scary to dogs. Frightened dogs are more likely to bite.