Sabal Chase Animal Clinic

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Preventing Dog Bites to Children (Part 4 of 12)

Preventing Dog Bites to Children (Part 4 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.


3.  Teach them that not all dogs want to play with them.  If a dog avoids coming to them, barks, growls, or backs away, she does not want to play, and must not be forced to do so.