Dog Bite Safety and Prevention
Tips and Resources to "Nip" Dog Bites in the Bud
We tend to think of dogs as friendly, faithful additions to our homes and neighborhoods. It's easy to forget that they are animals and that dogs can be unpredictable at times.
The best way to prevent dog bites is education. You should understand why a dog might bite and learn the signs that indicate you should leave a dog alone. These things are especially important for caregivers to teach children, since 50% of dog bites involve kids who are under 12 years old.
Below are links to a number of resources that we think are helpful in getting people on the same page as their beloved canine companions.
Dog Bite Safety Information
Dog Bite Signs/Body Language – Dogs have their own way of communicating. They use their bodies – from their eyes to their fur – to tell us how they're feeling. Learning their language can help prevent dog bites.
Safety Tips for Kids – Kids are the number one victims of dog bites. Here are things you should know to keep the children in your life safe.
Dog Bite Safety Tips for Adults & Dog Owners – It's important for everyone – whether or not you own a dog – to know how to behave around and interact with dogs.
Dog Bite Resources
Animal Friends Classes – We've partnered with Animal Friends to give away scholarships to their dog behavior programs. Learn how to enter for a chance to win.
Off-Leash Dog Parks – Socialization and exercise are important parts of dog bite prevention. Check out our map of off-leash dog parks in the Pittsburgh area.
Leash Laws – Learn the leash laws with our state-by-state map.
Dog Bite Laws – Do you know the dog bite laws where you live?
Statistics - We've compiled the latest statistics about dog bites. Some of them might surprise you.
Help Promote Dog Bite Safety
Dog bite quiz – Take and share our dog bite quiz. See if you know as much as you think you do.
Dog Bite Infographic for Kids – Check out and share these simple tips that can help keep kids safe from dog bites.
Dog Bite Infographic for Adults – Kids aren't the only ones who need to follow rules when they're around dogs. Read and share this dog bite infographic.
When Dog Bites Happen
No matter how careful you are, dog bites can still happen. If you've been injured by a dog bite, you might have a claim for your medical bills, lost wages, and more. Our legal consultation will help you figure out if you have a case – and it's free.
Call us at 412-394-1000 or fill out the form at the top right of the page.