dog prevention




    Understanding dog body language is a key way to help avoid being bitten. Know the signs that dogs give to indicate that they’re feeling anxious, afraid, threatened or aggressive.


    Ask First:  When meeting an unfamiliar dog, don't reach out to pet her, ask her pet parent first.

    Get Permission: With permission, let the dog sniff your closed hand, then pet her shoulders or chest.

    Don't Touch: Don't touch a dog who is sleeping, eating, or chewing a toy.

    Stay Away: Stay away from a dog who is barking or growling, as well as one who is loose, behind a fence or tied up.

    The most important thing to remember is, if the dog has no owner around, stay away from it, because you don’t know its background and whether it was socialized or not, and whether it is aggressive or not. 

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