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HomeHealthKidsDog Bite Prevention Week aims to protect children

Dog Bite Prevention Week aims to protect children


Avoiding Attacks

• Never leave a baby or small child alone with a dog.

• Don’t run past a dog. The dog’s natural instinct is to chase and catch you.

• If a dog threatens you, don’t scream. Avoid eye contact. Try to remain motionless until the dog leaves, then back away slowly until the dog is out of sight.

• Never approach a strange dog, especially one that’s tethered or confined.

• Don’t disturb a dog that is sleeping, eating or caring for puppies.

• Anyone wanting to pet a dog should first obtain permission from the owner.

• Always let a dog see and sniff you before petting the animal.

• If you believe a dog is about to attack you, try to place something between yourself and the dog, such as a backpack or a bicycle.

• If you are knocked down by a dog, curl into a ball and protect your face with your hands.

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