Kids and dogs were practically made for each other. They often share many moments of playful fun. However, children are often the number one victims of the dog bite cases we see. More often than not, with a little knowledge and understanding, dog bites can be prevented. We've collected a few tips to teach your kids about keeping safe when meeting new dogs or spending time around them.
However, if a dog injured your child, call our professionals for a free legal consultation. We're available 24/7 at 1-866-943-3427, or you can complete the form located in the top right corner of this page. There's no fee and no obligation to use our services. Don't wait. Call us today.
Many kids are tempted to excitedly run up to a dog, hug him or kiss him, try to pat his head, or use many of the actions that humans use to show affection. Unfortunately, dogs don't understand these behaviors the same way as humans. In fact, some dogs may feel threatened when approached this way, causing them to panic and attack.
Here are some simple tips to teach your kids when they approach a dog:
Being responsible around dogs is the first step toward preventing a dog bite. Understanding a dog's body language can help your child understand if a dog is aggressive or not. Be sure to check out our page on the signs for an aggressive dog.
When kids are spending time around dogs, it's good to keep a few things in mind. Here's a list of quick tips to teach your children:
Be sure to consult our great infographic of Doggie Do's and Don'ts: Just for Kids. It is a great resource for educating kids on how to interact with dogs.
If you or your child has suffered from a dog's bite, contact our legal professionals for a free case review. Call us at 1-866-943-3427 or fill out our free online legal consultation in the top right corner of this page. There's no fee and no obligation to use our services. Our professionals will answer your legal questions and fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
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