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Dog Bite Prevention

Even though dogs are considered to be “man’s best friend,” they are still animals that have natural instincts that humans may or may not always understand. As such, it is important to understand some of the dangers that dogs can pose not only to strangers and other dogs, but to their owners, as well.

A dog can be a wonderful friend and companion, and in order to ensure that your relationship with your dog is a happy one, here are a few safety tips to consider.

Before You Bring a Dog Home…

Before you fall in love with a dog and want to welcome him or her into your family, there are a few things you will want to consider to make sure your family stays happy, healthy, and safe:

  • What breed is best for you and your family? Consult with a professional to determine what type of dog will match your family’s personality. Some breeds are genetically more aggressive, whereas others do not do very well with children. You will want to make sure the dog you get fits well into your family.
  • Do not get a dog if your child has a fear of dogs, and make sure you spend some time with a dog before you buy it to make sure that it will get along well with your children.

Once You Get a Dog….

  • Get your dog spayed or neutered, as this will reduce aggression.
  • Don’t play “too rough” with your dog, as this will make them more aggressive and active.
  • Make sure your dog knows that you are in control of the household.
  • If you experience any troubles with your dog, consider obedience training or seek further advice from a professional.

If you or someone you know has been injured by an animal attack, contact the Stevens Point animal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today by calling 800-248-0171 to discuss your legal rights and options.