While Dog Bite Prevention Week is officially over, the potential for dog bites never ends; especially if people – and children in particular – don’t understand canine body language.
To help continue educating both dog owners and non-dog owners alike, below is a great graphic from the ASPCA with more tips and information on properly interacting with a dog.
Please share this so together we can help prevent dog bites!
With National Dog Bite Prevention Week upon us, it’s important to know HOW to avoid … even prevent … a dog bite.
According to the CDC, more than 4.7 million people each year are bitten by dogs in the U.S. alone!
But, contrary to popular belief, dog bites rarely “come out of nowhere.”
The GOOD news (yes, there is some), most dog bites are avoidable when you understand WHEN dogs typically bite.
Keeping these scenarios in mind – and teaching children to respect a dog’s space especially during these times – will go a long way in preventing unnecessary dog bites and the potential for the dog to pay the ultimate price with its life.
From the May issue of the Cold Noses Newsletter: The Done-For-You, Monthly Promotional Printed Newsletter Service Exclusively for Dog Businesses.