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How To Prevent Dog Bites by ceeceeco: 10:55pm On Mar 29, 2013
Each year in the U.S, alone, an estimated 5 million people, nearly 2% of the population are bitten by dogs. About 800,000 of these people require medical attention as the result of the bite or attack, and about 15-20 die from their injuries. These numbers, however, while alarming, aren't particularly shocking, given that there are an estimated 65 million dogs in the U.S. What may be more surprising is that most dog bites are preventable if their owners train and care for them properly because, dogs are very intelligent & loyal animals. #STEP1- KEEP YOUR DISTANCE FROM DOGS YOU DON'T KNOW; Some dogs are so cute, & almost impossible to resist petting them. Think twice before you try to make friends with an unfamiliar dog, because some dogs simply aren't friendly, and many otherwise pleasant dogs maybe skittish around strangers. Never you try to pet an unfamiliar dog that's behind a fence, tied up, or in a car. Dogs can be very protective of their territory, and if you enter their space, you're just asking to be bitten. Seek the owner's permission before you pet a dog, & If a dog doesn't handle strangers well, the owner usually knows. #STEP2- ALLOW DOGS TO INVESTIGATE YOU BEFORE YOU TOUCH THEM; Dogs are naturally curious and will want to sniff you or approach you slowly. This is usually not a threatening behaviour, but if you don't allow a dog to investigate you before you try to touch him, he's liable to bite in self-defense. By the same token, never surprise a dog and touch him when he's not expecting it. #STEP3- BE GENTLE; Don't play rough with a dog or the dog may play rough with you, which may result in you getting bitten. An excited dog is an unpredictable dog. #STEP4- LET SLEEPING DOGS LIE; Don't arouse a dog that's sleeping, especially if it's not your dog, in addition, avoid disturbing dogs while they're feeding or caring for their young puppies. #STEP5- STAY AWAY FROM MAD DOGS; Dogs frequently will tell you if they don't want you around. If a dog growls, bears its teeth and wrinkles its nose in a snarl, or if the hair on a dog's back is raised, just keep away. #STEP6- STAND YOUR GROUND; Don't run away from a dog, especially a threatening one. Turning your back on a dog and running may awaken the dog's instinct to chase prey, and you wouldn't want to be a prey. If you encounter an unfamiliar dog, keep calm and walk slowly away without turning your back. Stand still if the dog appears ready to attack you, and keep your fingers curled in to prevent getting them bitten. #STEP7- AVOID EYE CONTACT WITH A DOG; Don't look a strange & aggressive dog right in the eyes. The dog may see this as a challenge.

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Re: How To Prevent Dog Bites by TheRealAfonja(m): 4:24pm On Aug 14, 2016
Mr Lalasticlala ... Happy Sunday .... This deserve front page.... Dogs do freaks me

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