Summer is coming and this means more and more people will be getting out and trying to enjoy the weather. It also means there are going to be more encounters between people and dogs. Most of the time, there won’t be any issues. However, it’s always important to remember that dogs do bite. Therefore, you and your kids will want to be as careful as possible. Below, we will be looking at some tips that will help.
Even if you know the dogs, you should only let kids play around with the dogs with supervision. This is especially true with younger kids, such as toddlers. Kids don’t know that they might annoy or injure the dogs when they pull on the dog, or if they sit on, tease, or otherwise harass the dog. Parents should always provide supervision and should teach their kids how to interact properly with dogs.
You might love dogs, and you might want to meet every dog that you see. However, sooner or later, this is going to end up in a bad interaction. You might find dogs that are overly protective of their owners, or that are afraid and feel they need to defend themselves. If you startle a dog, they could snape. If you don’t know the dog, stay away. It is the best way to avoid an injury.
Additionally, don’t just reach out and pet a dog, even if you know them. It could startle them and if they are nervous, they might bite.
Don’t pet a dog that you don’t know unless you have permission from its owner. Even then, you still need to adhere to some basic rules. Don’t trust the dog and don’t hug and kiss an animal that you aren’t familiar with, or it could end up in a bad bite to the face.
You don’t like being roused from your sleep and you don’t want someone poking and prodding you when you are trying to eat. Dogs don’t like this either. Don’t bother them when they are doing these things and it will reduce the risk of a bite.
You should also make sure that you look for any potential signs of aggression from the dog. This might include growling, baring of teeth, or rigid posture. You will find that a little precaution can go a long way.
If you or a loved one is bitten, make sure you connect with an attorney at Grewer Law Group, who can help you with your case.
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