When you’re sitting at the park or going for a walk outside, you may automatically want to pet every dog you see. However, it’s important to remember that every dog has a different way of responding to people. Even if you are “a dog person,” you have no idea how an unfamiliar dog is going to react to you.
Ensuring both you and your children know how to safely approach a dog can prevent potential dog bite injuries.
There are several mistakes that well-meaning humans commit against dogs who they are meeting for the first time. Some of the most common mistakes that people make when approaching dogs include:
Now that you know common mistakes made when greeting unfamiliar dogs, here are 10 tips that you should heed in order to keep yourself safe. Talk to your children about these safety tips too so that they understand proper dog greetings.
While you can take steps to prevent being bit by a dog, ultimately, dog owners are responsible for 1.) recognizing when their dog is fearful, stressed, or anxious, and 2.) taking the appropriate steps to prevent others from approaching the dog and ensuring the dog does not harm anyone.
If you or a loved one is injured because of a dog bite, you should seek medical attention immediately to reduce the risk of infection and prevent potential scarring on the skin. Additionally, don’t hesitate to contact a Fresno dog bite attorney at Fowler | Helsel | Vogt to ensure your rights are protected.
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