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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Preventing Dog Bites to Children (Part 11 of 12)

Preventing Dog Bites to Children (Part 11 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.


10.  While many dogs tolerate being hugged and kissed by children they know, they generally do not like it.  Many dogs find this behavior frightening, or perceive it as a threat.  Children should be taught that petting and playing are better ways to show affection to dogs.  If your family pet does not mind being hugged and kissed, teach your little ones to NEVER do this to any dog other than their own.