After a dog bite – and tips to prevent it

Some tips to prevent Dog Bites.

One; Do not tether a dog (dogs should not be tethered in a public access way; laws vary state to state so check with your local council).

Two; Always keep a close eye when dogs and children are together. Don’t become complacent.Dog Bite

Three; Never approach a tethered dog unless it is your own, and find better ways of keeping your dog under control; training or using a crate are better methods in most situations.

This is the same for dogs on their beds; if you don’t know the dog then leave it be if it’s on its bed! It will come to you if its wants to be petted.

Four; Socialise your dog & teach bite inhibition as a puppy (learn more about socialisation).

Five; Sit down with your children or go out to the park or training ground and talk about what they should or shouldn’t do when around dogs.

To learn more about dog bites and prevention, talk to your vet about referral to an animal behaviourist . For the full story from this article see the Clever Creatures newlsetter.

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One response to “After a dog bite – and tips to prevent it

  1. So where is the copy about treating dog bites? All I see is what to tell kids to reduce their penchent to stick their fingers in the dog run thinking all dogs are friendly.

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