Started by none other than the Postal Service, this week (May 16 to 22) marks National Dog Bite Prevention Week.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year.
Teach your children well and they wont be bitten!
– Advise your child not to be the first to approach an unknown dog
-If your child exhibits any fear or apprehension around dogs, they could actually trigger a dog’s aggression. If they are scared. Stay away.
-Teach your children that dogs don’t like to be hugged around the neck or kissed. And let the dog sniff you and get to know you before any contact.
-Teach your children how to read a dog’s body language. Stiffness or standing still = don’t mess with me, don’t make eye contact.
-Tell your child to never scream or run away from a dog, the prey instinct turns on.
-Never allow your child to tease or taunt a dog.
-Let sleeping dogs lie & eating dogs eat!! DND Do not disturb!!
“Indiana dog bite liability rests on three possible grounds: negligence, the “one bite rule,” and strict liability where the victim is carrying out a duty imposed by law. In the latter case, Indiana imposes strict liability on not only the owner, but also the possessor, keeper or harborer of the dog.”
Dog bite laws vary from state to state. Basically, the law in this country is what makes an owner strictly liable for injuries caused by a dog bite regardless of the owner’s prior knowledge, and into law which makes an owner liable only if they had knowlewdge of the dog’s dangerous nature.
Dog bite law webpage: http://www.dogbitelaw.com/
Why dogs bite?
- Dominance aggression: aggressive behavior usually directed to family members who take something from the dog, pet it, hold it, pick it up, or disturb it while it is resting.
- Defensive or fear aggression: directed to family or strangers who approach too quickly or too closely when the dog is afraid.
- Protective/territorial aggression: directed to strangers to approach the owner or the home of the owner.
- Predatory aggression: directed to small, quickly moving animals and children, especially where more than one dog is involved.
- Pain-elicited aggression: directed to family or strangers who approach or touch when the dog is in pain or injured.
- Punishment-elicited aggression: directed to family or strangers who hit, kick or verbally assault the dog.
- Redirected aggression: directed to family, strangers and animals who approach or touch the dog when it is aggressive in another context .
Oh and Look at this… my pics are on this webpage all about dogues…