Tips to Keep Kids Safe Against Dog Bites - WRBL

Tips to Keep Kids Safe Against Dog Bites

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1. Do not let your children pet any dogs without the owner's permission.

2. Let a dog sniff or see your child before letting them pet it.

3. Children should never approach a strange dog, especially if it is restrained or chained up.

4. Teach your children to avoid running past a dog while playing. A dog's instinct is to chase.

5. Teach your children to avoid disturbing a dog that is eating, sleeping, or caring for puppies.

6. Children should avoid rough play with dogs.

7. Report unlicensed/stray dogs. Enforcement of restraint laws is essential in reducing dog bite incidences.

 

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